The Future of the Cumberland

Moving  and restoring the Cumberland is a large task with many moving pieces. On this page we present some of the challenges involved in moving and restoring the Cumberland church building.



Completed preliminary planning for relocated building


Raised funds to purchase property at 520 Pine St.


Obtained Landmarks Commission approval to move building


Purchased  property at 520 Pine  St. (future site) from city


Executed agreements with city to rent building & additional lots (future expansion)


Executed agreement  with city to purchase building when ready to move


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                                       Short-term  (2021)

Complete final planning & design for relocation and renovation.
• Create business plan to ensure self-sufficient operations.
• Obtain city approval for site plan & building permit for new foundation.

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• Construct new foundation and relocate building to 520 Pine St.
• Begin building renovation and new construction.

Long Term (2022-2023)

  • List building in the National Register of Historic Places

  • Obtain building permit for renovation and new construction work

  • Complete building  renovation and new construction

  • Establish organization to manage facility operations

  • Create foundation to develop & manage endowment fund

  • Develop education & enrichment programs

Focus of Ongoing Operations

Promoting the social well-being of the community by offering educational and enrichment programs for children and families.

Providing a facility for the arts, education, recreation, celebration and locally-based activities in order to increase the opportunity for personal and collective growth in our community.

Once moved and renovated the Cumberland will be available for rent to community organizations 

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