Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest religious building in continuous use in Indianapolis, built for the oldest Episcopal congregation in the city. This church is the only one remaining of the five major Protestant churches located on the circle during the Civil War period, at a time when the circle was known as Governor’s Circle. The building is also the city’s best example of early Gothic Revival architecture. Christ Church was once one of several large congregations with houses of worship located on Monument Circle. The church, now designated the Cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, is the only one left, still proud but dwarfed by its neighboring buildings. nps.gov

I love old churches. Something about the history found in these spaces intrigues me. There’s a sense of those that came before somehow. The wood, worn smooth by the hands of those who came hundreds of years ago. Fortunately we were able to go inside and experience this firsthand. I hope you can get a sense of that as well from these photos.

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“History and beauty lie in the baroque wrinkles of old cathedrals,
mosques, synagogues, temples and faces
whose stories are told without a single word.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen