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North Christian Church

850 Tipton Lane, Columbus, IN
812-372-1531
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Columbus
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is another beautiful church in Columbus, IN. The designers of this church really out did themselves. Many thanks the J. I. Miller family

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

great architure, beautiful inside. attended a philharmonica band performance that my grandson was in. great accoustics. church is round w/pulpit down at the bottom so everyone has an uninterrupted view.

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Brookville, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This is a keystone piece of archetecture in a city that has the highest concentration of archetectural masterpieces found anywhere. Many of the biggest names in archetecture have designed buildings for Columbus, Indiana. It was once refered to as "The Athens of the Prairie"

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Columbus, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The sanctuary is built in a circle with the altar in the middle and the choir at one end. This allows for the flow of worship throughout the building.

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Elmhurst, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

If you have a chance, the interior of the church is worth seeing. The hexagonal shape suggests the connection of the members and the altar moves for different events. Quite a thoughtful reflection and approach to the Sunday experience.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This building, by the younger Saarinen, is worth the drive out from the many sights in downtown Columbus. The exterior is stunning, and the interior is a masterpiece of simplicity. Take the time to sit down and admire the tranquil interior.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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155 reviews 155 reviews
48 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

Must see in Columbus, Indiana. Saarinen's architectural gem is grand outside and coccoon" ish" on the inside very interesting.

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Columbus, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Great exterior, we took many pics. It has a very nice neighborhood, lots of greenery and very quite place. There were not many people, may be you see lot of people at the time of mass.

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dune acres indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

It difficult to put into words the feeling one gets entering this architectural masterpiece. Saarinen has created a moving, hexagonal space that is richly detailed and inspiring. The use of wood warms the stark, almost gothic space while the organ adds a welcome decorative note. The landscaping by Dan Kiley makes a noteworthy contribution to the overall success of this... More

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Columbus, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

We live two blocks from this beautiful church and it really id so perfect for its purpose. The best way to see this ant the other great National Historic Landmarks in town is on the Architecture tour out of the visitor's center, but usually you can just walk in a nd look around. Be sure to go into the sanctuary;... More

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