Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bathtub Shrine Found In Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Construction crews developing a parcel of land in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin for new Woodmans grocery store made an interesting discovery last week -- they found a bathtub shrine. Apparently these shrines were common in the 1950s among Catholic families.

"...became popular in the 1950s as people began spending money after years of frugality during WWII.....Lots of bathrooms were remodeled. All of a sudden the old oval bathtub made perfect devotional shrines". - Lisa Stone, co-author of a book on Midwestern grottos.

According to the developer, the shrine was to be removed. No further details on its disposition were noted.

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