Cleveland March 11, 2017
There’s No Chapel In The World Like This One In Cleveland
The intricate beauty of an old church is simply unmatched by modern architecture. The design evokes the powerful nature of faith and hope through ornate wood and glass. While practically every old church is beautiful in some way, Cleveland is home to perhaps the most breathtaking of them all.
The Old Stone Church is a stately Presbyterian church in the heart of downtown Cleveland's Public Square. Built in 1820, it is one of the oldest buildings still standing in Cleveland today.
It's somewhat unusual to see such a large, intricate stonework building surrounded by the sleek steel and glass highrises of modern Cleveland, but it really starts to feel unique once you step inside.
Ornate woodwork and beautiful stained glass windows are the first things that attract your attention inside Old Stone Church.
Shockingly little has changed about this church since its construction nearly 200 years ago. Except for a few facelifts like electrical systems and fire damage repairs in the late 19th century, a visit to Old Stone Church feels like stepping into another time.
You can practically feel the faith and history rooted in every pew of this incredible iconic church.
The stunning stained glass mosaics in Old Stone Church were handmade by some of the medium's greatest masters, like this piece by Nobis Studios commemorating America's bicentennial.
The massive pipe organ is fully functional and sounds truly epic in person.
The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, but continues to act as both a historical landmark and the centerpiece of Cleveland's Presbyterian community.
Old Stone Church is a living piece of history right in the heart of Cleveland. In addition to being a testament to our past, it continues to be an inspiring and beautiful place to visit and worship in.
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