Madeira Beach, Florida: The Chicken Church

Unintentionally, the architects of this little church made it look like a goofy-faced chicken.

Church By The Sea

495 137th Ave. Circle, Madeira Beach, FL
Church By The Sea. Off of Gulf Blvd/Hwy 699 about a mile south of 150th Ave./Tom Stuart Causeway. From southbound Hwy 699 turn left onto 137th Ave. and you'll see the Chicken Church straight ahead.
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Chicken church.

The Chicken Church

An easy stop and snap. The "chicken" head effect of the Church By The Sea's steeple only works as a straight-on view, from just beyond the church parking lot. However, we noticed a large, unusual crucifixion sculpture on an exterior wall. Jesus appears to have leaned down and pulled one of his arms off its nail, to help a white dove take flight. Don't miss that.

[ Team, 12/18/2014]

Chicken Church.

The Chicken Church

From the side looks just like a chicken. Friends of ours who live in Madeira Beach and go to this church showed it to us. We have since shown it to others. My mother got it on video and shows it to people at home. It is quite funny; you can see the two eyes and the beak.

[Cathy Holden, 07/26/2006]

The church's round windows are the eyes, while the red tile roof looks like a beak and wings. The chicken has a ridiculous expression, and a Christian cross sticks from the top of its head. March 2014: Photo added.

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