Saturday, February 16, 2013

photographs of abandoned places #9&10

Two E. 86th and Euclid churches from the same congregation.

Cleveland's Landmarks Commission voted 8-1 on 14 February to allow the razing of this building. The last occupant, Euclid Avenue Church of God, left in 2011 and applied for the demolition three times. You can see this was built an handsome building, the last owner did not keep up the property. There is a little added interest by culture vultures in this building on the account that a window is rumoured to be of Tiffany manufacture. I hear Corning Glass Museum has records. I have only seen a photo on the Plain Dealer website. It is of the Annunciation.
This  congregation split from the Episcopal parish across the street. Emmanuel Episcopal Chapel began in 1871, moved to Millionaire's Row (Euclid Avenue) outside the city. In 1876 its status was increased. In 1902, a new building began. In 1991 Incarnation Church merged into Emmanuel, and a new name was selected. The Anglicans closed the parish in 2011.

Cleveland Clinic which owns much of Euclid Avenue east of these properties has already offered a half million dollars for the smaller plot of land on the odd numbered side of the street. They are the largest employer in town, and have much institutional prestige. It would be very odd if their desires are not acquiesced to. The Anglican property is still also for sale.

postscriptum: buildings are gone, Cleveland Clinic gobbled them up

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