A group put together to maintain and care for a Columbus landmark is holding a special event on Tuesday.
Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County says that Friends of First Christian Church Architecture (FFCCA) was launched as a new effort, established in partnership with First Christian Church, Landmark Columbus and Heritage Fund, to help maintain the architecture and design elements of First Christian Church. The church, designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen and opened in 1942, is listed as a National Historic Landmark. To launch FFCCA, as well as kick off the first major project, organizers say that a program will be held Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 531 Fifth Street.
Organizers say the program will feature a historical overview of the building, a discussion about the effectiveness of “friends organizations” by David Frederick of Indiana Landmarks and a statement about the “Sanctuary Skylight Rehabilitation Project” by Steve Wiggins, an elder at
First Christian. Officials say the Sanctuary Skylight Rehabilitation Project was created to address and fix the leaking skylight while maintaining the building’s design.
Organizers say that a brief tour will be offered at the conclusion of Tuesday night’s program. If you would like to help with the efforts to rehabilitate the building, you are encouraged to make a donation to the Heritage Fund online at www.heritagefundbc.org.