In 2001, a small nonprofit corporation called 1901 Church, Inc., was formed in Jennerstown, PA, to save the former Trinity United Church of Christ from demolition. Ten years later, 1901 Church turned its focus to Johnstown and purchased three former Cambria City church buildings that had been closed by the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

Here you can learn a bit about the histories of – and visions for – these buildings.


Former SS. Casimir & Emerich
This landmark Romanesque Revival church building has been sold to Stella, LLC., a new venue development and event production company based in Cambria City. (more)

Former St. Columba
This handsome Lombard Romanesque church building is The Steeples Project's biggest challenge – and greatest opportunity! (more)

The Grand Halle on Broad Street
This magnificent Victorian Gothic Revival building is a brilliant concert hall and one of Greater Johnstown's premier special-events venues. (more)

Former Trinity UCC
This is the building for which 1901 Church, Inc. was named – and the reason for the nonprofit corporation's existence. (more)