First Christian Church, Columbus, Indiana

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The First Christian Church (originally known as the Tabernacle Church of Christ) in Columbus, Indiana, was built in 1942. It was the first contemporary building in Columbus and one of the first churches of contemporary architecture in the United States.

The building, designed by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen, consists of a glass-fronted main hall, with a tower and bridge section. Interior details such as light fixtures, screen and furniture were designed by Saarinen's son Eero Saarinen (who would later design the North Christian Church in the same city) and Charles Eames. Eliel's wife Loja Saarinen designed Sermon on the Mount tapestry inside.

The building was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service in 2001.

External links

Architecture page

Application for National Historic Landmark status

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