Architecture tours (part 1 of 2)

This past Saturday, my cousin Amy and I went on the Miller House tour and the city architecture tour in Columbus, IN. I have been waiting to see the Miller House since the Miller family donated it to the Indianapolis Museum of Art back in 2008. It’s a big deal. Really.

We went on the architecture tour of the city first, but the Miller House is what blew me away.¬†Unfortunately photography is not allowed on the tour, but¬†here are some really good pictures. Without going into every specific detail (email me if you want every specific detail), I will say that once you pass through the gate into the estate, it feels like time stood still. And the entire time we were in the house, I swear my heart was racing. Aside from a few small upgrades and maintenance, the house has looked the exact same for over 50 years. Exactly. It’s a time capsule of the greatest proportions. I have never walked into a house and felt so overwhelmed. I wanted to study every inch of the place. To say that the tour was too short would be an understatement. It was a religious experience. I will definitely be going back. Definitely.

Ok, so now onto some things from the architecture tour that I can show you. Most of the tour was by bus, but we were able to go inside the First Christian Church, which was designed by Eero Saarinen’s father, Eliel. I was so intent on taking pictures of the details that stupid me forgot to take a picture of the entire building (I found a photo here).

Ok, now here’s my photos:

We were also able to tour the inside of the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library designed by I.M. Pei. Again, this dummy forgot to take a picture of the outside of the building. The following picture was found here.

And again, here’s my pictures:

I have more pictures from the rest of the tour, but this post is already getting WAY too long. To be continued…!

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2 Responses to Architecture tours (part 1 of 2)

  1. Wow, great photos, great projects!! Definitely up my and my husband’s alley. We would have thought it was a religious experience as well!

    LOVE the Miller House. Such neat details. I just read in that link that Saarinen was the architect. Gulp.

  2. jillbrowning says:

    Erika, you have no idea. I’m sure you will probably never step foot in Indiana, but the Miller House is something everyone should see!

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