Best Architecture Tour Ever. Ever!

Modernism architecture tour to end all tours

A&D bloggers infiltrate Columbus, IN to soak it all in.

If you've been keeping tabs (and let's face it, who hasn't been keeping tabs lately?) then you already know we hit the Mid Century Modern oasis of Columbus, Indiana for a special VIP bloggers tour.

If you're scratching your head at the word combination of "Modernism" + "Columbus, Indiana" stop it and just check out the list of architects who are represented. You too will be a believer.

Over the next two weeks, we'll be giving you a virtual tour of Columbus' best stuff. Including:

A bank designed by Eero Saarinen complete with original George Nelson furnishings.

Eero Saarinen • First Financial Bank • 1954 • image from ModernCapitalDC.com

An impressive collection of churches.

Eero Saarinen • North Christian Church • 1964

Eliel Saarinen • First Christian Church • 1942

Harry Weese • First Baptist Church • 1965

A killer library designed by I.M. Pei.

I.M. Pei • Cleo Rogers Memorial Library • 1969

The famed Eero Saarinen designed Miller House.

Eero Saarinen • Miller House • 1957

And an impromptu tour of five private residences.

If all this excitement is too much to handle, you can book your own Columbus, IN architecture tour here.

For extra credit, start reading ahead. Here's a list of all the buildings and public art in Columbus, IN.

Reminder: This Saturday (June 19th, 2010) is Atomic Crash Party #7. RSVP it up.




1 comment:

Ben said...

Is one of those houses a Van Der Rohe?