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National Historic Landmarks

Most of the downtown is listed with the National Register of Historic Places.  The more exclusive National Historic Landmarks program, in a highly unusual move, honored the city by accepting six locations simultaneously.


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Cummins Inc. Irwin Conference Center (formerly Irwin Union Bank and Trust)
500 Washington St
Columbus, IN
Phone: 812-372-0111

The bank was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1954, with landscape design by Dan Kiley. It is a low, glass-walled building set in a grove of trees. Unusual domed lights and an open interior creates a large open room and a feeling of openness and friendli...

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First Baptist Church
3300 Fairlawn Dr
Columbus, IN
Phone: 812-376-3321
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View larger photos here. First Baptist Church was designed by Harry Weese. Completed in 1965, it is positioned on the brow...

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First Christian Church
531 5th St
Columbus, IN
Phone: 812-379-4491
Fax: 812-376-7648
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See many more large photos here. The First Christian Church was designed by architect Eliel Saarinen. Completed in 1942, it was the first contemporary building in Columbus and one of...

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McDowell Adult Education Center
2700 McKinley Ave
Columbus, IN
Phone: 812-376-4451

John Carl Warnecke designed McDowell in 1960 as an elementary school with four cluster buildings that had three classrooms each and connecting open-air walkways. The school changed to adult education in 1982. It was designated a National Historic Lan...

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Miller House and Garden

The Miller House House showcases the work of leading 20th-century architects and designers Eero Saarinen, Alexander Girard, and Dan Kiley. In 2000, the Miller House became the first National Historic Landmark to receive its designation while one of i...

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North Christian Church
850 Tipton Ln
Columbus, IN
Phone: 812-372-1531
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Eero Saarinen designed North Christian Church, which was completed in 1964. It was the last building designed by the younger Saarinen. The sloping roof of this six-sided building blends with the landscaped earth-mound which surrounds it. This low li...

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The Republic
333 Second St
Columbus, IN
Phone: 812-379-5633
Fax: 812-379-5711
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Myron Goldsmith of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the newspaper in 1971 of glass and steel and provided onlookers with a window into the business of communications. The open concept reflects the seven-day newspaper’s role as a central link i...

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