First Christian Church: exterior view of the facade of the sanctuary building, bell tower, and “Large Arch” sculpture by Henry Moore from the northeast

First Christian Church: exterior view of the facade of the sanctuary building, bell tower, and “Large Arch” sculpture by Henry Moore from the northeast
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Image by Penn State Libraries Pictures Collection
Title : First Christian Church
Creator : Saarinen, Eliel; Saarinen, Eero
Creator role : Architect
Date : 1941
Current location : Columbus, Indiana, United States
Description of work : "First Christian Church (1941), originally named Tabernacle Church of Christ, is one of the first Modern religious buildings in America and the first Modern building to be constructed in Columbus. Nationally recognized at the time of its construction, it had an impact on church design in the post-World War II era. First Christian Church was one of two churches designed by the firm of Saarinen and Saarinen, consisting of Eliel Saarinen and his son Eero. Saarinen answered questions about the suitability of a Modern design for a religious building by saying: ‘Our forefathers and we ourselves have been using the dead styles of alien cultures. We have combined them in thousands of different ways until the last drop of expressiveness has been squeezed out.’ Many believe that First Christian Church is a synthesis of the father’s and sons work, and of their independent approaches: Eliel’s focus on materials, craft, and relationship of the building to the user; and Eero’s Modern aesthetic. In 1941, Time Magazine described the building as, ‘the costliest modern church in the world, planned by Europe’s most famous modern architect and his son.’ Newsweek, in 1942, noted, ‘In style, the new Tabernacle is utterly unlike the seventeen other churches in Columbus or, for that matter, in almost any other city in the world.’" (Source: "National Historic Landmarks Program: First Christian Church", tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1695315809&R…, Accessed June 8, 2009) For an exhaustive description of the building, including pertinent history, the architect’s biography, and bibliography of evaluative articles, please refer to the National Historic Landmark nomination form submitted for the building available at www.nps.gov/history/nhl/designations/samples/in/1stchris.pdf
Description of view : Middle distant view across the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library plaza showing the sanctuary building and the 166-foot high bell tower. The sculpture pictured in the foreground, reminiscent of the large standing stones at Stonehenge, is a work entitled "Large Arch" by the English artist Henry Moore.
Work type : Architecture and Landscape
Style of work : Modern
Culture : American
Materials/Techniques : Wood
Stone
Source : Pisciotta, Henry
Date photographed : April 2009
Resource type : Image
File format : JPEG
Image size : 2304H X 3072W pixels
Permitted uses : This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted. For additional details see: alias.libraries.psu.edu/vius/copyright/publicrightsarch.htm
Collection : Worldwide Building and Landscape Pictures
Filename : WB2009-0106 ColumbusIndiana.JPG
Record ID : WB2009-0106
Sub collection : religious buildings: churches
Copyright holder : Copyright Henry Pisciotta

H_15F College Hill – Looking North-East with The First Baptist Church in America (1775) – 75 North Main Street in the Foreground and Thomas Street to Its Left

H_15F College Hill – Looking North-East with The First Baptist Church in America (1775) – 75 North Main Street in the Foreground and Thomas Street to Its Left
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Image by California Cthulhu (Will Hart)
College Hill is mentioned in Lovecraft’s, "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," "The Haunter of the Dark," and "The Shunned House."

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H. P. Lovecraft’s maternal ancestral church; where he once tried to play, "Yes, We Have No Bananas" on the church’s organ.

H. P. Lovecraft, in his, "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," mentions this church twice; including the following sentence: "Then came the exquisite First Baptist Church of 1775, luxurious with its matchless Gibbs steeple, and the Georgian roofs and cupolas hovering by."

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Waterman Street is to the right, and is mentioned in Lovecraft’s, "The Call of Cthulhu," and in his "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward."

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Benefit Street is to the rear, and plays a major role in Lovecraft’s "The Shunned House," and is mentioned in his "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward".

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The Fleur-de-Lys Building (1885) at 7 Thomas Street can be seen behind the trees that are in front of the church. This is the home of Henry Anthony Wilcox in Lovecraft’s, "The Call of Cthulhu."

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The Providence Art Club (Founded 1880 – Moved Here in 1887) at 10-11 Thomas Street can be seen behind the church steeple. Mentioned in Lovecraft’s, "The Call of Cthulhu." H. P. Lovecraft and his aunts Lillian Delora Phillips (Clark) and Annie Emeline Phillips (Gamwell) attended art shows here; and this is where Lillian had canvasses displayed in exhibitions.

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Prospect Terrace (1867) at 75 Congdon Street can be seen in the upper left corner of this photo.

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The First Church of Christ, Scientist (1913) at 71 Prospect Street (at Meeting Street) can be seen in the upper-right corner of this photo.

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And the Providence Washington Insurance Company building (1850) at 20 Washington Place is in the lower left corner of this photo. This was originally built as the What Cheer building in 1850; and was the Gorham Manufacturing Company building before becoming the Providence Washington Insurance Company building. In 2009, it is being used as office space for the Rhode Island School of Design.

Photo taken by Will Hart on 20-August-1990 from the roof of One Financial Plaza.

Do you know of an old church or wedding chapel in northeast arkansas? ?

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