Work Record Linked to Name Authority [Figure 16]

Work Record

Class [controlled] architecture • Modern art
*Work Type [link] church
*Title North Christian Church | Title Type: preferred
*Creator display designed by Eero Saarinen
(American, 1910-1961); posthumously, construction
was supervised by firm of Eero Saarinen &
Associates (American architectural firm, 1950-1961)
*Role [link]: architect | [link]: Saarinen, Eero
*Role [link]: architectural firm | [link]: Eero
Saarinen & Associates

*Role [link]: general contractor | [link]: Repp and
Mundt, Inc.
*Creation Date designed 1961, completed 1964
[controlled]: Earliest: 1961; Latest: 1964
*Subject [links to authorities] architecture • religion and mythology • church • Disciples of Christ (Protestant Christianity) • worship
*Current Location [link] Columbus (Indiana, United States)
*Measurements spire rises 58.5 m (192 feet)
[controlled]: Value: 58.5; Unit: m; Type: height
*Materials and Techniques hexagonal plan, concrete base, leaded copper spire, slate roof; welded steel buttresses support the roof and spire at the 6 axial corners Material [link]: steel • concrete • slate | Technique
[link]: hexagonal plan • buttresses
Description The architect was working on this building when he died unexpectedly. Building has a hexagonal plan elongated along the east-west axis; it
is a one-story building with the lower level nested in a moat within an earthen berm. The massive roof and spire rest over a concrete base. The sanctuary is located at center of interior space, direct light from
oculus high in the ceiling and ring of clerestory windows. Six rolled steel arch legs are supported on steel arch bases set on the concrete foundation. The roof slopes on all sides; the central spire is terminated with a cross.
Sources [link to Source Records] Columbus Indiana: A Look At Architecture (1980); Page: 18.
"Saarinen's Church." Architectural Record. vol.
136. September 1964; Page: 185-190.
 

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Personal and Corporate Name Authority Record

*Names Saarinen, Eero (preferred, inverted)
Eero Saarinen (preferred, natural order)
*Display Biography American architect, designer, 1910-1961
*Nationalities [controlled] American • Finnish
*Birth Date [controlled] 1910; Death Date: 1961
*Life Roles [controlled] architect • furniture designer
Related People and Corporate Bodies:
Relationship Type [controlled]: son of
[link to related person]: Eliel Saarinen (Finnish
architect, 1873-1950, active in the United States)
Relationship Type [controlled]: founder [link
to Related Corporate Body]: Eero Saarinen &
Associates (American architectural firm, 1950-1961)
*Source [link to Source Record] Union List of Artist Names (1988-).
 

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Personal and Corporate Name Authority Record

*Names Saarinen & Associates, Eero (preferred, inverted)
Eero Saarinen & Associates (preferred, natural
order)
*Display Biography American architectural firm, 1950-1961
*Nationalities [controlled] American
*Birth Date [controlled] 1950; Death Date: 1961
*Life Roles [controlled] architectural firm
Place/Locations [links] Birmingham (Michigan, United States) • Camden (Connecticut, United States)
Related People Relationship Type [controlled]: founder
[link to related person]: Eero Saarinen (American
architect, 1910-1961)
*Source [link to Source Record] Union List of Artist Names (1988-).
 

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CREDIT: North Christian Church,
Columbus, Indiana © 2005 Patricia
Harpring. All rights reserved.