Christ Church Lutheran

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Location: 3244 34th Ave.

Christ Church Lutheran, Minneapolis is a National Historic Landmark designed by Finnish-American architects Eliel Saarinen (1949) and Eero Saarinen (1962). Free architecture tours are offered to the public at 11:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. christchurchluth.org.

Photo: Sarah Brunsvold

A Piece of Christ Lutheran Church

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Christ Lutheran Church’s sanctuary was designed by Finnish-American architect Eliel Saarinen and built in 1949. In 1962 the congregation hired Mr. Saarinen’s son, Eero Saarinen to complete an educational building. The church remains the only example of the father and son’s individual work combined into one complex. Christ Lutheran Church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Photo: Birgit Larson

Christ Church Lutheran

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This is the last completed Eliel Saarinen building, located at 34th Ave. S & 33rd St. Free architecture tours are offered to the public at 11:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Tours are led by a trained docent from the non-profit Friends of Christ Church Lutheran.

It’s a wonderful and beautiful example of mid-century architecture located right in our neighborhood. Visit if you get a chance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_Church_Lutheran_(Minneapolis,_Minnesota)

Photo: Maley Neil