Rex’s Erection is what’s left of a big plan by the recently deceased Rex Humbard. Rex was a well known televangelist who once resided and practice his craft in the Cuyahoga Falls area. He had a television show and a Cathedral that was called the Cathedral of Tomorrow. The Cathedral sits 5,400 people and was where the show was filmed. He is known for having one of the first weekly televangelist shows.
Over time Rex’s show grew very big, and he eventually decided to expand in to other areas including the tower.
The tower was build in the late 60s and was going to be a rotating restaurant. So why was the tower abandoned and what happened to Rex?
Well, after Rex began to build a rotating tower restaurant at his Cathedral of Tomorrow complex, it was also slated to hold a transmission tower for his TV station. He was given the opportunity to go on more radio stations throughout South America to spread Christianity. When this happened construction on the restaurant tower ceased and you can see what is left of it today.
Today, the tower looms over the Cuyahoga Falls area housing cell phone equipment and other communications equipment. There was a fence all around it and because I was short on time I didn’t try to access the inside.
The rest of Rex’s complex has been run by the Ernest Angley Ministry since the 1990’s.
Birds Eye photo from Live Search Maps.