These 15 Churches In Columbus Will Leave You Absolutely Speechless

As great as Columbus is, we’re definitely not number one in preserving historic buildings. You could say we’ve had some historic building faux pas, but we’re not nearly as bad as you might think! Columbus has a number of the most awe-inspiring churches that feature exquisite architecture. Many of them are on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

If you’d like to get a closer understanding of the architecture of some of our oldest churches, here is a very mini Art History lesson. In Columbus you will mainly see churches in the Romanesque Architecture style and the Gothic Revival Architecture style. Romanesque architecture combines ancient Roman and Byzantine styles. You will frequently see semi-circular arches, thick walls, decorative arcading, and somewhat flat and rounded domes. By contract, Gothic Revival Architecture will give you high stretched out towers and windows, decorative patterns, scalloping, and lancet windows.

Ready for a historic tour of Columbus’s churches?

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Phew, that was a lot of history, but it’s pretty interesting, huh? The best thing is all of these churches are right here in Columbus, so grab your camera and discover this incredible architecture up close. Which local church is your favorite?