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Iconic Symbol of Columbus - Go for the Setting as much as for the Church

We saw the outside two or three times while in Columbus and the inside once. Simple interior... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Los Altos, California
Fantastic Architecture Lifts Hearts to God

This church designed by Eliel Saarinen in 1942 was Columbus's first building built by the Millers... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

We saw the outside two or three times while in Columbus and the inside once. Simple interior reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright. Nice light. Setting with IM Pei library across the street and Henry Moore Sculpture is amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

This church designed by Eliel Saarinen in 1942 was Columbus's first building built by the Millers. Across from the Visitor Center, it can usually be seen on the architectural tour, or is open to the public most of the day. Even though it was built...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is our home church. We love it. Two services available. Traditional at nine, and a much more upbeat style at 1030. Nursery is provided. Everyone welcome.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Loved visiting it as part of the Visitor Center architecture tour. Not to be missed from the outside but go inside if you can and be inspired.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

While academically correct, this building, it’s tower and the other famous modern buildings in town I saw lack any sense of human warmth. They are sterile and have no connection to the older buildings around them. They seem to embody a futuristic aesthetic wholly devoted...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

I am not a very religious person but you can't help feeling the spirit in one of the first modern churches in America. The asymmetrically combined with balance creates a harmonious environment that is quite understated.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

You can see the clock tower from a good distance. This is one of many architectural places of interest in this town.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

This church is almost next door to the Visitor's Center. The church is open weekdays, and it is free to go in to look around and take photos. This is the 1942 building by Eliel Saarinen that started the whole mid-century architecture movement in Columbus.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

This is probably the most beautiful building in Columbus. There’s newer and bigger buildings, and others can easily become someone’s favorite in Columbus, but few if any beat 1st Christian Church when it comes to aesthetics.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

If you're interested in architecture, consider taking a Columbus Visitor Center tour - the tour often includes First Christian Church! This church was designed by Eliel Saarinen in 1942, and it's Columbus's first example of modern architecture! It is beautiful (although I prefer the church...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Alexis B
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