Pilgrim United Church of Christ is on the National Historical Registry, and is the oldest operating building in the area. We have ties to the Underground Railroad and our steeple has been a treasured landmark for decades. The steeple serves as a reminder to turn our focus toward a higher power. It's one of the reasons that building them became an architectural trend.

However, with age comes deterioration and the steeple is in dire need of restoration. Pilgrim recently awarded The Frost Architectural Preservation, Inc. of Cleveland the task of this restoration. The scaffolding is being installed and the site prepped for Frost Architectural Preservation to begin work. Pilgrim United Church of Christ has been advised by Greg Frost, President of Frost Architectural Preservation, that "his best carpenters are wrapping up their current project (the clock tower atop the original Cleveland Heights High School), and will be ready to head to Pilgrim to begin the steeple restoration."

We continue to reach out to all of the community asking for their help to restore the steeple. No gift is too small. There are three ways by to donate:

1) Stop by Westfield Bank ask about Pilgrims' account.

2) Send a check directly to the church: Pilgrim U.C.C., 130 Broad Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

3) Go to our website www.pilgrimcf.org and click on the link.

To ask questions, please feel free to call the church office at 330-928-4847 or email the office at pilgrimoffice@ameritech.net. Please refer to the Save Our Steeple Committee.

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior administered by the State Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio History Connection. Department of the Interior regulations prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of Federal assistance should write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C. Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20240.

°-- Article submitted by Pilgrim

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