Also known as the church on the circle, or the little church on the circle
Opened May 1859, Gothic Revival, Episcopalian
To me, this building is notable because they host the annual Strawberry Festival every June since 1965. Although as far back as 1857, this church was raising funds with strawberries, it’s long been an essential summer event.
It was hard to get that spire…
Here’s a photo from Historic Indianapolis, which captures the detail of the spire:
This church also has some very impressive professional choirs who perform not just for the Indianapolis Symphony, but internationally as well.
The church on the circle is prime real estate — its land much coveted. It’s been rumored that when a local bank wanted to buy it, Eli Lilly, philanthropist and member said, “I’ll buy that bank before I let them tear down my church.”
(And the Thursday Door Crowd nods vehemently.)
I think the doors are impressive from the walk, but upon closer inspection, they’re one of my favorites — doors within doors!
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