Grand Island Shrine

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Grand Island Shrine
Photograph of the Grand Island Shrine, with two women standing in the gothic-arch doorway
The Grand Island Shrine in 2015
Grand Island Shrine is located in California
Grand Island Shrine
Grand Island Shrine
Grand Island Shrine is located in the US
Grand Island Shrine
Grand Island Shrine
Nearest city Colusa, California
Coordinates 39°06′56″N 121°56′15″W / 39.115551°N 121.937517°W / 39.115551; -121.937517Coordinates: 39°06′56″N 121°56′15″W / 39.115551°N 121.937517°W / 39.115551; -121.937517
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1883
Built by Wallrath,Father Michael
Architectural style Gothic
NRHP reference # 74000508[1]
Added to NRHP December 31, 1974

The Grand Island Shrine, near Colusa, California, was built in 1883. It has also been known as the Little Shrine at Sycamore.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] According to its NRHP nomination, it is significant as "a unique example of vernacular or folk architecture. The initial impact of suddenly sighting a small Gothic structure 100 yards off the highway in the middle of an open barley field lends to its uniqueness." It was designed and built Father Michael Wallrath, who also hand kilned its bricks. It is located on the site of the First Mass in Colusa County.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: "The Little Shrine at Sycamore" / Grand Island Shrine". National Park Service. and accompanying two photos from 1974