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by Baz Mcm (bazmcm@gmail.com) last modified Aug 01, 2010



 

 


Architecturally Reverent.




Went on a tour of Mid Century Modern churches. Didn't burst into flames. It was a good day.

The devout construction of worship houses over the centuries has led to some killer architecture. God obviously loves good design.

Columbus, Indiana's rich architectural pedigree holds a rapturous collection of Mid Century Modern churches. These structures elicit reverence from even the most hedonistic architecture lover.

We'll start with Mr. Harry Weese's First Baptist, built 1964.









If modernism were a religion, Saarinen would be my denomination. And Columbus is the only city in the world to boast churches built by both Saarinens. It's worth a pilgrimage.

In the name of the father:

Eliel Saarinen's First Christian, 1942.



Stand just right and the Henry Moore sculpture frames the church. By design.




















And of the son:

Eero Saarinen's North Christian, 1963













Alexander Girard
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Religious or not, these structures are truly spiritual. I pray you make your way to Columbus, IN to see this stuff in person.

Cheers,

-Baz

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