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The Architecture Of Columbus

This week, Annie Corrigan takes a trip to this Indiana city ranked 6th in the nation for its architectural innovation and design.

the first christian church of columbus indiana

Photo: WFIU/Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan explores the architectural gems of this city in south-central Indiana.

Coming up on Artworks,

A trip to the city ranked 6th in the nation for its architectural innovation and design, Columbus, Indiana.

On this program, Annie Corrigan visits Columbus and many of its 60 buildings and landscapes designed by influential architects of the 20th century.

She’ll explore the influence of J. Irwin Miller and his family, including the gem of modernist design that they called home. Then it’s on to the the downtown branch of Miller’s Irwin Union Bank, the Avenue of Architects, and two churches the family helped design and build.

And we’ll learn about the architects who were chosen to erect some of their signature structures within the city limits.

Come along with us to Columbus, Indiana.

Stories On This Episode

Miller House And Gardens: A Gem Of Modernism

stove with utensils cup

A jewel in the crown of Columbus, Indiana’s architecture scene is now open to the public.

Columbus Architecture: First Financial Bank

First Financial Bank Building With Trees

One of Columbus, Indiana's six National Historic Landmarks of Architecture is the downtown branch of the First Financial Bank (formally Irwin Union Bank).

Columbus Architecture: Avenue Of Architects

church building and National Historic Landmark plaque

1942 marked the beginning of the architectural movement in Columbus, Indiana with the building of the First Christian Church.

Columbus Architecture: North Christian Church

church spire with blue sky and clouds

The North Christian Church is the third collaboration in town amongst architect Eero Saarinen, textile artist Alexander Girard and landscape designer Dan Kiley.

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