Archwood Congregational Church

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Archwood Congregational Church
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Archwood Congregational Church is located in Cleveland
Archwood Congregational Church
Archwood Congregational Church is located in Ohio
Archwood Congregational Church
Archwood Congregational Church is located in the US
Archwood Congregational Church
Location 2800 Archwood Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Coordinates 41°27′10.51″N 81°42′10.28″W / 41.4529194°N 81.7028556°W / 41.4529194; -81.7028556Coordinates: 41°27′10.51″N 81°42′10.28″W / 41.4529194°N 81.7028556°W / 41.4529194; -81.7028556
Architect Daniel Farnum
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 94000416[1]
Added to NRHP May 13, 1994

Archwood Congregational Church is a church located at 2800 Archwood Avenue in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. The structure is the home of the Archwood United Church of Christ, one of the oldest Christian congregations in Cleveland. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1993.

The Congregational Church of Brooklyn was founded in 1819. It was affiliated with both the Congregational church movement and the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. In 1867, the congregation had grown large enough to no longer need the support of the Presbyterian diocese, and it affiliated fully with the Congregationalists.[2][3] The congregation's first permanent place of worship was a wood frame structure built about 1830 near the intersection of Pearl Road and Willowdale Avenue. It was moved to the intersection of Liberty Street (now W. 33rd Street) and Newburgh Road (now Denison Avenue) in 1851.[4]

In 1879, the congregation constructed a brick church in the Late Gothic Revival style at the intersection of Greenwood Avenue (now Archwood Avenue) and Pearl Street (2794 Greenwood Avenue). This structure fell into disrepair, and by 1925 the congregation had grown so much that the 1,100 members approved construction of a new church building.[4][5]

The new building, erected at 2800 Greenwood Avenue next to the existing structure, was designed by local architect Daniel Farnham in the Colonial Revival style. It was completed in 1929.[4][5] The 1879 building was then razed.[5]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-06-30). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ McTighe, Michael J. (2017). "Congregationalists". Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Retrieved May 14, 2017 ; Ludlow, Arthur Clyde (1920). The Old Stone Church: The Story of a Hundred Years, 1820-1920. Cleveland: Premier Press. pp. 72–73. 
  3. ^ Rose 1990, pp. 347-348.
  4. ^ a b c "Archwood United Church of Christ". Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Rose 1990, p. 348.


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