Broad Street Christian Church

Also known as: Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
1049 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH


Photo taken by Brian Manville on March 31, 2018



Street View 


The church is primarily a stone building: walls, foundation, and smaller elements are all stone, although terracotta tiles cover the roof. Rather than ashlar, the stone blocks of the walls are rough-hewn, and only the trim is smoothed. The overall appearance is that of the Arts and Crafts movement; besides the rough-hewn stonework, the style is displayed through elements such as the bracketed shelters over the entrances and the eaves over the edges of the building. Other major components include a square corner tower with a hip roof, round turrets on the other corners, short but thick Tuscan columns, rounded arch windows of stained glass, and an arcade sheltering the main entrance. Overall, the two-story building possesses a rectangular floor plan.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 16, 1986
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Mission/Spanish Revival; Other architectural type; Arts & Crafts
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Period of significance
Significant year

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2018: Updated by Brian Manville: Added photos and alternate name, changed address
  • May 19, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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