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Address: 531 5th St., Columbus, IN
Phone Number: 812-379-4491

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The Church , not only being a very beautiful Church building is very friendly , warm and always makes all feel as if they really belong and wanting to return. The Leaders are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
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Columbus,Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Church , not only being a very beautiful Church building is very friendly , warm and always makes all feel as if they really belong and wanting to return. The Leaders are very good and very informative.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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108 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We couldn't see the inside when we were in Columbus, but were definitely glad we got to stop by the church. It's such an interesting design and the Large Arch scultpure across the street makes for an awesome photo.

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This 1964 church is hexagon shaped with communion table in center; has a150' central spire; mostly concrete & glass structure. Definitely different & impressive design!

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Rochester Hills, MI
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60 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Historically significant in this town of amazing architecture, but not appealing inside. A very nice Cranbrook woven tapistry in the Chancel.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We took the Columbus city tour, where an interior tour was the first main stop. One of the claims is that this Eliel Saarinen church was the spark that started modern architecture in the US. We cannot dispute or confirm this, but you can see many amazing innovations that he applied here.

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Cleveland
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249 reviews 249 reviews
74 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Hard to believe that this church is 60 years old! It was the first "modern" church built in the United States - designed by Eliel Saarinen. Worth a visit; it is across the street from the Visitor's Center.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I was married there. The organ resonated beautifully and the atmosphere peaceful in this old church.

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Columbus, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Columbus is known for its architecture. This is one of many with the Bartholomew County Library just across the street. You get to see two beautiful buildings with one stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Near visitor's center and really reveals itself during the tour. This bulding tells the tale of how this movement evolved.

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Newark, New Jersey
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This building was designed by the elder Saarinen, and looks as fresh and vital as it did when it was erected 70 years ago. The wonderful way that the windows light the building in such a simple way is truly stunning. Be sure to sit awhile, and take in the beauty of this building. This - and the other buildings... More 

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