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First Christian Church

531 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6224
+1 812-379-4491
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Attractive and original

This is probably the most beautiful building in Columbus. There’s newer and bigger buildings, and... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
A TripAdvisor Member
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Interesting stop on the architecture tour

If you're interested in architecture, consider taking a Columbus Visitor Center tour - the tour... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Alexis B
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Nashville, Tennessee
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531 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201-6224
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Reviewed 19 March 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.

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Reviewed 14 December 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

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

columbus manages to combine old and new buildings with incredible success. make sure you get a map and don't miss anything

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Awesome space inside! Another great example of modern religious architecture in Columbus. This stop is the first on the bus tour and sufficient time is allotted for an inside look and tour.

Thank Jonathan E
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Part of Columbus's architectural history. This modern building was the first commissioned by Mr. Miller and it was the start of the design challenge of this little town. Beautiful church inside, but note the uncrossed sections of the doors and the off center position of...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

It was hard for me to believe that this church was built in the late 30's. It is so modern and contemporary. The church is full of light and it is very simple. The high ceiling draws us toward heaven. An interesting place.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a wonderful example of modernist architecture and since it's the focal point and beginning of the architectural sites of the city, I won't go into detail but our visit during the architectural tour was well worth it. Nothing like the gothic cathedrals of...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this church as part of a walking architecture tour. It was within walking distance of the visitors center and across the street from the library. A great way to start out the tour. The library was built after the church but took some design...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

You first notice the tower. It is a beacon from all over town. We used it to navigate back to the visitor's center. The interior is full of little details. I highly recommend using a guide to get the full picture. The back story is...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

If you are interested in architecture, you do need to go on a guided tour (Columbus Architectural Tour) that includes seeing the inside of this sanctuary. Your Guide will give background history and point out things that make this church unique. It is well worth...More

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