Religious Buildings Walk in Youngstown, Part 1, Youngstown (Self Guided)

Youngstown is a haven for those who love religious architecture, from Colonial Revival to stone fortress-like churches, the city contains a wide variety. Take the following tour to discover Youngstown’s most beautiful religious buildings.
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Religious Buildings Walk in Youngstown, Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Religious Buildings Walk in Youngstown, Part 1
Guide Location: USA » Youngstown (See other walking tours in Youngstown)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: AudreyB
St. Columba Cathedral

1) St. Columba Cathedral

St. Columba Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral.

The first Mass celebrated in Youngstown occurred in 1826. St. Columba Parish was founded in 1847.

The first church was completed in 1853 and the parish school was opened in 1860. As the parish grew a larger church was needed. The second church building was completed in 1868.

The parish continued to grow and yet another church was built and it opened in 1897. The second church building was torn down in 1940.

St. Columba’s was named the new diocese’s cathedral. The cathedral was destroyed in a fire. The new cathedral was completed in 1958 and it became the parish’s fourth church building.

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First Presbyterian Church

2) First Presbyterian Church

Founded in 1799, the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown is the oldest church in the Western Reserve. The present sanctuary was dedicated in 1960, featuring classic Georgian Epoque elements. An impressive architecture with four immense columns and three grand doorways, the First Presbyterian Church is one of the most prominent religious buildings in Youngstown.
St. John's Episcopal Church

3) St. John's Episcopal Church

St. John's Episcopal Church is a beautiful edifice built in 1898 in the Neo-Gothic style. Its interior features massive brick arches, three impressive Tiffany windows, alms basins, and an oak tablet in memory of the servicemen who died in World War One.
Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church

4) Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church

Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church was established in 1906. In 1910 the first church building was erected and the current church, an 1881 stone Victorian mansion designed by architect Arsene Rousseau, was purchased. The mansion was redesigned, adding extra exterior features such as a small Barocco dome and some interior refurbishing. Nowadays this building is a beautiful Youngstown landmark.
Metro Church

5) Metro Church

Metro Church, a relatively young church, is located in an impressive Neo-Gothic stone fortress-type building. It features a splendid tower, and an arched doorway and windows. Sometimes hosting live music events, Metro Church is an impressive addition to Youngstown’s religious landmarks.
First Unitarian Universalist Church

6) First Unitarian Universalist Church

The First Unitarian Universalist Church, established in 1892, is located in an historic building of the Georgian Epoque, designed by notable architect Barton E. Brooke. This beautiful example of a red brick Colonial Revival edifice is also a wonderful city landmark.
Congregation Rodef Sholom

7) Congregation Rodef Sholom

An outstanding synagogue dedicated in 1915, Congregation Rodef Sholom was established in 1867. A Reform Jewish temple, it features a marble ark with a Hebrew inscription, stained glass windows designed by Rabbi I.E. Philo representing the twelve Tribes of Israel, and a grand dome with the Star of David.
Richard Brown Memorial United Methodist Church

8) Richard Brown Memorial United Methodist Church

The Richard Brown Memorial United Methodist Church on Elm Street features an impressive Neo-Gothic and late Victorian design in stone, including a grand stained glass window. One of Youngstown’s largest churches, it is also a wonderful city landmark.

Walking Tours in Youngstown, Ohio

Create Your Own Walk in Youngstown

Create Your Own Walk in Youngstown

Creating your own self-guided walk in Youngstown is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museum and Art Walk in Youngstown

Museum and Art Walk in Youngstown

Youngstown’s rich history and culture is preserved in its wonderful museums. Exhibiting both local and international art in its galleries, specialty museums, including the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, the Arms Family Museum and the Rose Melnick Medical Museum can be found here as well.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Religious Buildings Walk in Youngstown, Part 2

Religious Buildings Walk in Youngstown, Part 2

A multicultural city, Youngstown is home to a variety of beautiful religious edifices, many of them red brick buildings with lovely arched doors and windows. Take the following tour to discover Youngstown's splendid collection of religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

As a part of the U.S. “Rust Belt” region, Youngstown suffered major decline in the 1970s. Today, despite that decline, the city offers an array of cultural and recreational facilities owing to which in 2012 it was declared by Forbes the 4th best city in Ohio for raising a family. The range of local attractions has grown in recent years, seeing among the newest additions the Covelli Centre in...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Youngstown for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Youngstown has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Youngstown, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.