St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church


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St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church

In 2003, James Levin purchased three buildings on the former site of St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church in order to both preserve the historic structures and expand the Cleveland Public Theatre complex. The de-sanctified church, parish hall, and parsonage were leased to CPT by Levin until 2010, at which point the theater could afford to buy the structures. Funding from the Gordon Square Arts District helped make the purchase possible.
Representing Cleveland Public Theatre, the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, and Near West Theatre, this collaborative organization focused on raising revenue to promote the development of the Gordon Square area as an arts center. The parish hall and church were envisioned by Levin to provide additional space for music and theater performances, as well as classrooms for education and urban outreach programs.

Photograph courtesy of Saint Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral


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