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Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Christ Church Lutheran

National Register of Historic Places

 

—June 20, 2001 —

 
Christ Church Lutheran Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, November 3, 2011
1. Christ Church Lutheran Marker
Inscription. Christ Church Lutheran was founded on 1911. This building, designed by world famous Finnish architect, Eliel Saarinen, was completed in 1949. Immediately the building received international acclaim as one of the earliest examples of modernist design of places of worship. The education wing designed by Saarinen’s son, Eero, was completed in 1962. In 1977 the American Institute of Architects awarded the worship space the Twenty-Five Year Award, an award recognizing buildings of enduring significance. The award stated “Art, science and faith achieved a serene harmony in this church whose spirit and simplicity of form recall the early Christian era.”
 
Erected 2001.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 44° 56.608′ N, 93° 13.388′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 34th Avenue South and East 33rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in breezeway between the church and school. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3244 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Christ Church Lutheran image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, November 3, 2011
2. Christ Church Lutheran
Looking southwest across 34th Avenue. Marker is beyong the mushroom light in the lower right hand corner of the photo.
. President Lyndon B. Johnson (approx. 2 miles away); Geology of Minnesota (approx. 2.1 miles away); 1–Main Entrance Minnehaha Lower Glen (approx. 2.1 miles away); George Washington Bi-Centennial Tree (was approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Gunnar Wennerberg (approx. 2.1 miles away); Minnehaha Depot (approx. 2.1 miles away); 3 – Master Map (approx. 2.1 miles away); Col. John H. Stevens (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Our Building History. Christ Church Lutheran (Submitted on December 1, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 

2. Our Building - Tours. Christ Church Lutheran (Submitted on December 1, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Christ Church Lutheran image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, November 3, 2011
3. Christ Church Lutheran
Looking northwest from intersection of 34th Avenue and 33rd Street.
Christ Church Lutheran National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, November 3, 2011
4. Christ Church Lutheran National Historic Landmark Marker
This site possesses national significance as a celebrated work of 20th century architect and educator Eliel Saarinen, and for its seminal role in the emergence of modern religious architecture. Through the use of materials, proportion, scale and light, Saarinen achieved dramatic effect while retaining a feeling of serenity and repose. Eero Saarinen directed the design of the education wing, complimenting his father’s design for the church. 2009 National Park Service United States Department of the Interior (This marker is currently on display inside the church, as the church is undergoing renovations and the building committee has not yet determined where to mount the marker.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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