Circa 1929-1936The Paul and Matilda Wegner Grotto is a fantastic environment of concrete sculpture decorated with thousands of colorful glass shards. The Wegners began building their Grotto around their farm home after their retirement in 1929. Developed over several years, the sculpture environment slowly grew to include a fanciful American flag, a giant reproduction of the Wegners' fiftieth anniversary cake, and a concrete facsimile of the Bremen, a celebrated ocean liner of the 1930s. Other constructions were religious in nature. The magnificent Prayer Garden, Glass Church, and Peace Monument once served as places for quiet reflection, public preaching, and community gatherings.
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|Date Added||Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 670790 N 4880851|
|Decimal Degrees||44.06093333, -90.86758333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 3.656', W 90° 52.055'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 3' 39.36" N, 90° 52' 3.3" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7788 Daylight Rd, Sparta WI 54656, US|
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