ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Epworth-Euclid Church, Cleveland, Ohio

Updated on February 8, 2011
Epworth-Euclid Church, Cleveland, Ohio
Epworth-Euclid Church, Cleveland, Ohio

Approaching its 90th year of serving its congregation, the ‘Oil-Can’ Church, erected in 1928, regally presides over a key intersection in Cleveland’s east-side University Circle area.

This modern stylized adaptation of Gothic church motifs (bearing some resemblance to the famed French landmark of Mont St. Michel) is formally titled The Epworth-Euclid United Methodist Church. Of a design originated by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, but completed by the locally renowned architectural firm of Walker & Weeks after Goodhue’s 1924 death, the church is easily identified by it’s prominent copper-clad spire and octagonal turret, rising from a composition of golden Plymouth granite. Adorning the structure’s exterior are its grand eastern rose window, tower lancet windows, arched transept windows, and decorative sculptural works by New Yorker Leo Friedlander.

The believers that erected this religious edifice comprised a merger between two earlier area congregations. The Euclid Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church originated at the city’s Doan’s Corners (Euclid Avenue at East 105th to East 107th Streets) in the early 1830s, and by the early 1900s had successively occupied several different church structures in the area.

Meanwhile, the Epworth Memorial Methodist Episcopal congregation had evolved — through various name changes, mergers and church building relocations — from the Erie Street Methodist Episcopal Church (which originated near what is today Progressive Field). By 1920, the two primary congregations merged as The Epworth-Euclid United Methodist Church, and began planning their new church in University Circle.

The church’s roof is supported by 4 great arches, and a magnificent 80-rank echo organ, one of just a few in the country, was installed within the spire during construction. That organ saw renovation in 1992.

Today, Epworth-Euclid’s distinctive patina-green-over-gold form marks the western edge of University Circle, just across Martin Luther King Boulevard from the Wade Lagoon, The Cleveland Art Museum and Severance Hall.  

A
1919 East 107th Street, Cleveland, ohio:
1919 E 107th St, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

get directions

Catch a great view of Epworth-Euclid from across Wade Lagoon by standing in front of Severance Hall.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • rickzimmerman profile imageAUTHOR

      rickzimmerman 

      8 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Thanks, Pamela. I have other hubs on great historic buildings: West Side Market, the Arcade, Cleveland Trust Co., Severance Hall, and others.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I remember this church from when I lived in Cleveland, although I actually lived on the west side. I love to see building or churches that were built so long ago.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)