The First Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest church buildings in Lebanon still being used for religious services. The cornerstone was laid in April 1910 and the building completed in September 1911. The structure’s corner tower and diagonal sanctuary seating is typical of the Akron Plan and very popular nationwide from 1885-1925.
Original to the building are the stained glass sanctuary windows of Tiffany design purchased from the Chicago Art Glass Company. Another feature is the sanctuary cross of annealed copper, set with semi-precious stones from the Southwest, designed by William Heaton. The hourly ringing of the Church’s tower bells has become a part of the soundscape of life in Lebanon.