Dickeyville Grotto Birdhouse - Dickeyville, Wisconsin
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 42° 37.627 W 090° 35.681
15T E 697239 N 4722212
Quick Description: This concrete and multi-colored stone birdhouse, set on a 15' wood post, is located within the Dickeyville Grotto complex - 305 West Main Street in Dickeyville, Wisconsin.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2020 6:52:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM12X8B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
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Long Description:
About the Grotto:
The Dickeyville Grotto and Shrines erected in the Village of Dickeyville, Wisconsin on Holy Ghost Parish grounds located at 305 W Main Street are the works of Father Matthias Wernerus, a Catholic Priest, Pastor of the Parish from 1918 to 1931. His handiwork in stone, built from 1925-1930, is dedicated to the unity of two great American ideals-love of God and love of Country. These religious and patriotic shrines were constructed without the use of blueprints.

It is a creation in stone, mortar and bright colored objects-collected materials from all over the world. These include colored glass, gems, antique heirlooms of pottery or porcelain, stalagmites and stalactites, sea shells, starfish, petrified sea urchins and fossils, and a variety of corals, amber glass, agate, quartz, ores, such as iron, copper and lead, fool's gold, rock crystals, onyx, amethyst and coal, petrified wood and moss.

There are several shrines in the Grotto garden. Besides the main shrine (which houses the Grotto of the Blessed Virgin), there is a patriotic shrine, the sacramental shrine of the Holy Eucharist, the Sacred Heart shrine, Christ the King shrine, Fatima shrine, and the Stations of the Cross. These shrines are located in a beautiful floral garden area surrounding the Holy Ghost Church.

- Dickeyville Grotto Website

Dickeyville Grotto Birdhouse

About the Birdhouse:
The birdhouse is undated. It is located towards the rear of the Grotto Complex directly behind the first Grotto. The main supporting post is wooden and is approximately 15 feet in height. The house itself is mainly covered in white rocks and shells. There are red and green rocks outlining the entrances and the roofline. Its actually quite nice in all of its gaudiness.
Is this a functional box ?: Yes

Is this birdhouse for display only?: No

Is this box occupied?: It is occupied

Species: Appears to be House Sparrow

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