Ballinger, Texas: Giant CrossOne of the older giant Christian crosses that dot the South, it stands 100 feet tall. And wears a dress.
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The Giant Cross In Ballinger is made of sheet metal.[David Meznarich, 07/25/2010]
The odd skirt on the bottom -- perhaps meant to suggest the roof of a church? David responds: "It is a roof of sorts, underneath the cross is a guest register and the 12 stations of the cross - 3 pictures on each side are posted."
100 feet tall, 70 feet wide, 50 tons.[Russ Baker, 05/18/2005]
Ballinger's inspired the creation of a larger cross in Groom, Texas. The Ballinger cross was built in 1993 by the Studer Family. It is illuminated at night, and is adjacent to a grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe.