Dean Tom Fisher was cited in Brian Johnson's article, "Minneapolis church celebrates historic landmark designation," for Finance and Commerce, a business daily serving Minnesota.
In the article, Fisher discusses Christ Lutheran Church, a building dating back to the late 1940s that was recently selected as one of nine new National Historic Landmarks by the U.S. Department of the Interior. "Like many churches, they have their challenges in terms of maintaining their buildings," Fisher tells Johnson. "We are hoping this attention will help this community recognize the value of this building, and make sure we all - whether we are members of that church or not - take care of it."
The church's sanctuary was designed by Finnish-American architect Eliel Saarinen in 1949, and his son, Eero, designed the education wing which opened in 1962. In all, there are fewer than 2,500 sites in the United States designated with a "National Landmark" title, according to the Department of the Interior.