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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

Springfield church receives big lift, looks to next level of elevator funds


May 2, 2019

Photo provided/Bob Schutte

Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church was constructed in 1916 and is five stories tall. Although there is one ramp from street level to sanctuary level, an elevator would allow congregates and community members with mobility issues the ability to access all levels of the church.

The historic Ebbert United Methodist Church, constructed in 1916 on the same lot where it sits today, is a monument to big, bold architecture. It's five stories of red brick, with tall ceilings inside and magnificent stained glass windows.

If you're in a wheelchair, however, it's difficult to appreciate the full beauty of the old building. There is but a single ramp from the street level to the first-floor sanctuary, making the elevator project there a continued focus.

"We really see a need to have (the church) be more accessible to a wider variety of people," said Bob Schutte, campaign ch...

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