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North Christian Church, Columbus

#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Columbus
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
The North Christian Church is a church in Columbus, Indiana. Founded in 1955, it is part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The church building of 1964 was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen (1910–1961) and completed in 1964. Saarinen's father Eliel Saarinen had designed the First Christian Church in Columbus.

The building is hexagonal in shape, with a central metal spire that is 192 feet (59 m) high. Below the spire, there is an oculus that admits light into the main level. The sanctuary is located at the center of the building, with the Lord's Table located in the center of the sanctuary. Rows of pews surround the altar in a hexagon, reflecting the idea that worship should be a central aspect of the life of the congregation. The lower level contains classrooms, an auditorium, a kitchen, and an activities area.
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  • North Christian Church is entered though a dense grove of trees to the East and the morning sun lights up its magnificent roof and and spire. So, if you can, try to see it in the same light Saarinen.....  more »
  • Unfortunately, this church does not have a large congregation to enjoy the spiritual experience, but you can enjoy. The interior of angles and the oculus makes the trip worthwhile.  more »
  • Nice architecture and located in good neighborhood.
  • Huge thanks and kudos to North Christian Church for hosting Philharmonic Youth Orchestra! The sound quality in NCC is fantastic.

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