Atheneum

In a contrast between the very old and the ultramodern, New Harmony’s Atheneum stands out as an architectural marvel. The Atheneum is the visitor center for New Harmony, Indiana and is named for the Greek Athenaion, which was a temple dedicated to Athena in ancient Greece. Even the old split rail fence contrasts the oldContinue reading “Atheneum”

Roofless Church

The “Roofless Church” in the town of New Harmony, Indiana on the Wabash River. The actual “church” is the entire plaza-like area within the brick walls as well as an area for looking out over a field that floods each year at least once. As the foundation which maintains it says, “Johnson and [client Jane Blaffer] OwenContinue reading “Roofless Church”

Doorway

Side entry to the Roofless Church in New Harmony, IN, an architectural monument designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson. The non-denominational church is open to the public and operated under the auspices of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. New Harmony is an interesting place to visit. They have a great restaurant, antique shops and interestingContinue reading “Doorway”

The Atheneum

The Atheneum was designed by world-renowned architect Richard Meier and serves as the visitor center for New Harmony, Indiana and the surrounding region. Named for Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and the arts, the Atheneum features an orientation film, communal history exhibits and an observation deck. Tours of historic New Harmony are available from theContinue reading “The Atheneum”

New Harmony’s Roofless Church

An architectural monument designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson. The non-denominational church is open to the public and operated under the auspices of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. It was commissioned by the late Jane Blaffer Owen, founder of the Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation and a New Harmony resident passionate about preserving nature. Johnson andContinue reading “New Harmony’s Roofless Church”

New Harmony

A favorite place to visit in the Midwest is New Harmony, Indiana. One fall visit was rewarded with these fantastic colors. New Harmony is one of those communities wedged in the past and present. Main features include 19th Century, early 20th Century and modernistic architecture. People drive for hours just to have lunch at theirContinue reading “New Harmony”