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First Christian Church

531 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6224
+1 812-379-4491
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The first modern church in America

Part of Columbus's architectural history. This modern building was the first commissioned by Mr... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Bridgewater NJ USA
Interesting Church

It was hard for me to believe that this church was built in the late 30's. It is so modern and... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Janet L
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531 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6224
+1 812-379-4491
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Part of Columbus's architectural history. This modern building was the first commissioned by Mr. Miller and it was the start of the design challenge of this little town. Beautiful church inside, but note the uncrossed sections of the doors and the off center position of...More

Thank giftedelaine
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It was hard for me to believe that this church was built in the late 30's. It is so modern and contemporary. The church is full of light and it is very simple. The high ceiling draws us toward heaven. An interesting place.

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a wonderful example of modernist architecture and since it's the focal point and beginning of the architectural sites of the city, I won't go into detail but our visit during the architectural tour was well worth it. Nothing like the gothic cathedrals of...More

Thank Lasseter4242
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this church as part of a walking architecture tour. It was within walking distance of the visitors center and across the street from the library. A great way to start out the tour. The library was built after the church but took some design...More

Thank Curlygirl96
Reviewed 16 September 2016

You first notice the tower. It is a beacon from all over town. We used it to navigate back to the visitor's center. The interior is full of little details. I highly recommend using a guide to get the full picture. The back story is...More

Thank TransplantedBuckeye
Reviewed 1 September 2016

If you are interested in architecture, you do need to go on a guided tour (Columbus Architectural Tour) that includes seeing the inside of this sanctuary. Your Guide will give background history and point out things that make this church unique. It is well worth...More

Thank 2014jcjc
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Walking into this building, one is astonished that such a modern building was actually built during World War II. The detail of the architectural design still wows visitors and architectural students from around the world.

Thank HalArm
Reviewed 13 August 2016

A must to walk into the sanctuary of this unique and way before it's time church that Eliel Saarinen designed for this congregation in 1942. The bell tower, the chapel, the reflecting pool---all very impressive. If you go on the walking tour from the visitors...More

Thank 50milerider
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Built in a fashion similar to the great cathedrals in Europe, this church is a sight to behold. The tapestry on the wall was made by Saarinen's wife and is beautiful. Acoustics is this church are pretty good too. Take the Visitor Center tour to...More

Thank barbhull
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is not only a very impressive building with a sanctuary worth touring, this is a great church with an outstanding congregation and staff.

Thank interestedparty2014
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