New Plaque Accompanies Relic from Rockefeller’s Church at New Housing Facility

CLEVELAND, OH – Today, St. Louis-based developer CRG placed a plaque alongside a relic found at the former site of the Euclid Avenue Baptist Church’s first home. The church, which was the congregation of John D. Rockefeller, was demolished after it changed locations in 1926. Upon the construction of The Edge, a new student housing complex at Cleveland State University that is built on the site of the former church, the stone was discovered as one of the church’s last remaining relics.

“The stone is a neat piece of history that deserves a place of honor,” said Steve Anrod, Director of Planning, Design and Construction at CRG. “CRG and The Edge are thrilled to ensure that the relic will remain at its original location as a means of commemorating Cleveland’s historic Euclid Avenue Baptist Church.”

The stone, which is permanently on display in the courtyard of The Edge, is now joined by a plaque titled “Mr. Rockefeller’s Church.” The plaque explains the history of the location, its connection to Cleveland and Cleveland State University, and Rockefeller’s deep connection with the former church, serving as superintendent of its Sunday School.

The Edge on Euclid is a luxury housing complex with top-of-the-line amenities developed by CRG and The Koman Group. The complex is located across from Cleveland State University at the entrance to Playhouse Square and hosts young professionals and students with 240 residential suites. Each of the one-to-four fully furnished bedroom suites include a living room, kitchen, granite countertops, spacious closets, washer/dryer and a private bath. The modern student housing high rise demonstrates a shift to demand for high-end housing.

About CRG
CRG is Clayco, Inc.’s private real estate development firm that acquires, develops, and operates real estate assets. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Chicago, Sacramento, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and northern New Jersey, the CRG team has developed more than 5,000 acres of land and delivered over 160 million square feet of commercial, industrial, and multi-family assets exceeding $9 billion in value. For more information visit