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Address: 850 Tipton Lane, Columbus, IN
Phone Number: 812-372-1531
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Stunning Saarinen building

The "oil-can" church, First Christian has a beautiful, faceted structure with gorgeous wooden-paneled interior, and altogether a Scandinavian mid-century-modern feel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The "oil-can" church, First Christian has a beautiful, faceted structure with gorgeous wooden-paneled interior, and altogether a Scandinavian mid-century-modern feel.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This building is an interesting complement to some of the more symmetrical brick architectural designs of the area. Known for its top that isn't quite-high-enough for building codes and flashing lights for airplanes, the church is worth the visit as part of the architecture tour.

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Racine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The peacefulness and beauty along with stunning architecture will instill a remembrance of your visit to Columbus not to be forgotten! A must and this is on the Architectural Tour also!

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

In lots of travels, we have visited and admired many churches. This one, without a doubt is the most unusual we have ever see. Both the outer structure and the inner structures of this holy place are awesome. It is another outstanding example of the progressive architecture typical of Columbus.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've photographed more than 100 churches throughout the United States and the North Christian Church ranks in my top 10! The architecture is unique and amazing. I was fortunate to have the interior of the church to myself. Typically it's a challenge getting the lights turned on, but there were instructions on the wall as I entered the church. The... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Exploring this well known architecture of Columbus, Indiana is worth the time. It is a beautiful designed church, very unique with the classrooms and offices and meeting rooms surrounding the inner church. Lovely done.

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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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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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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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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