New Harmony, Indiana's Roofless Church has been an area landmark since its dedication in 1960. Designed by architect Philip Johnson, it's an open park enclosed by a brick wall that's especially popular as a venue for weddings.
Despite its name, the church is not quite roofless. The altar is sheltered by a 30-foot-wide by 50-foot-tall wood-framed dome that's as much abstract sculpture as building, with a flowing, six-lobed form that resembles a draped sheet of cloth. After a half-century of exposure to the elements, the original cedar-shake roof was badly deteriorated,...
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