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Saarinens Christ Church Lutheran Minneapolis 2011

11th Finglish trip August 2011 #34

Christ Church Lutheran is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its buildings, a sanctuary with chapel (1949) and an education wing (1962) designed by Finnish-American architects Eliel Saarinen and Eero Saarinen, have been internationally recognized.

The International Style worship building was designed by the firm Saarinen and Saarinen, a father and son partnership of Eliel Saarinen (1873–1950) and Eero Saarinen (1910–1961), the project was Eliel Saarinen's last completed building.

An addition, the education building (connected by an arcade and interior hallways) was designed under the supervision of Eero Saarinen by his former employee Glen Paulsen, and completed in 1962. By coincidence it was also Eero's last completed project; he died the year before.

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