The Roofless Church in New Harmony, Indiana, is an open air interdenominational church designed by Philip Johnson and dedicated in 1960. The church was commissioned by Jane Blaffer Owen, the wife of a descendant of Robert Owen. It is an open park surrounded by a wall.
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Note that this doorway leads from the outside to the outside! This is another entrance into New Harmony’s Roofless Church. New Harmony is full of very interesting architectural structures both very old and very modern.
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”
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”
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”