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).
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.