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Brooklyn Memorial United Methodist Church

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Address: Brooklyn Memorial United Methodist Church
2607 Archwood Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio
Phone: 216/459-1450
Affiliation: Methodist
Organized: 1818
Pastor: Rev. Jennifer Brown Steinfurth
Neighborhood: Archwood / W25th St.
Lat:41N27 08
Long: 081W42 09


Founded by Ebenezer Fish, Ozias Sylvanus, and Seth Brainard. All early settlers in Brooklyn, Ohio.


  • Earliest meeting site -
    • (1814) - Home of Oziah Brainard.
  • Next meeting site -
    • (between 1814 and 1827) - Northeast corner of West 25th Street and Denison Ave. at the Brooklyn Town Hall which was nothing more than a log cabin
  • Church building #1 -
    • (1827) - Northeast corner of West 25th Street and Denison Ave.. First permanent home of the church was a frame building built in front of the log cabin.
  • Church building #2 -
    • (1848) - Frame building which in 1882 was destroyed by fire.
A news article found for a large fire on March 23, 1886[1] that caused the steeple to collapse. The building was not insured. Had it already been abandoned by the time of the 1886 fire, or is the 1882 date a mistake?
  • Church building #3 -
  • Church building #4 -
    • (1911) - 2607 Archwood Ave. - Present location of the Gothic style church.


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