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Stunning and intimate both

We came to Columbus prepared to be impressed by the famous modern architecture. This church... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Deb M
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Amazing Architecture and Setting in Trees and Grass

The church is a bit dark inside, but as a piece of architecture it is amazing. The cement outside... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
11douglast
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Los Altos, California
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

We came to Columbus prepared to be impressed by the famous modern architecture. This church exceeded anything we could anticipate. The soaring exterior is contrasted with a warm, intimate interior we hated to leave. We're grateful to the small congregation for sharing it with so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

The church is a bit dark inside, but as a piece of architecture it is amazing. The cement outside seems to be declining, but the overall effect of the church is not. Well worth a visit if you can get inside.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

What more can be said about this iconic structure??? Figuratively and literally, one of the pinnacles of his architectural career. If you don't see this when visiting Columbus, then you might as well not come in the first place! 'nuff said!!!!!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lance L
Reviewed September 21, 2018

A church member opened the sanctuary just for me. It's marvelous as is the structure, walking around the outside.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Another example of spirituality through a kind of simplicity that is extraordinarily sculpted by master architect Eero Saarinen.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Visited this church as part of a tour package. It was a very interesting building and the outdoor landscaping was absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Karen W
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

North Christian is anything but overrated. If you want to see something “big” or decorated, skip it. Otherwise, the elegance and innovation in the building put this into the top tier of architecture.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The landscaping is amazing! Spring, and fall it is the best location for pictures. In spring I love the host of golden daffodils that blanket the sides of front steps. The magnolia trees surrounding provide such heady fragrance that it makes the place heavenly! A...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank shama099
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Don’t just look at this church from the outside, the sanctuary is gorgeous and feels so intimate! Walking around the outside of the sanctuary, you see how the additional space is put to use. This would be spectacular outside in the spring with the magnolias...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lori Z
Reviewed December 13, 2017

While visiting my grandmother who lives in Columbus, I took an Columbus Visitor Center architecture tour, which was a really wonderful experience! Columbus is a not-so-secret-now architecture mecca in the Midwest. And North Christian Church was my absolute favorite church on the tour. Designed by...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Alexis B
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