Prattville, Alabama: Cross Garden: Hell's Warning Label

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W.C. Rice's Cross Garden

Address:
Autauga County Road 86, Prattville, AL
Directions:
On Hwy 82, N of hwy 14. past Country Club, go up hill. On downslope, watch for a paved Autauga County Road 47/Indian Hills Rd on the left. Crosses are just ahead, on both sides of road.
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W.C. Rice's Cross Garden.

Cross Garden: Hell's Warning Label

"Hell is Hot Hot Hot." If the late W.C. Rice's stark Cross Garden folk art environment doesn't save you, there's no one to blame but yourself.

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Cross Garden

The Cross Garden is all but gone at this point. It's mostly just an overgrown field full of spray-painted old appliances and a few rotting crosses spread around.

[Preston Headley, 07/05/2020]

That's not surprising, since the Garden's creator, William C. "Hell is Hot Hot Hot" Rice, died in 2004. His family kept the Garden going for a while, but it sounds as if W.C.'s brimstone has cooled well past embers.

Cross Garden.

Cross Garden: Hell's Warning Label

I wouldn't have thought of it as a Cross Garden, but it was definitely worth the time to see. One area across the road is roped off with "No Trespassing" signs, but on the other side of the road the display seems to go on forever. Someone is still taking care of the property, as it has been mowed. I'd love to have had a chance to talk to someone there.

[Cynthia, 07/13/2019]

Cross-builder W.C. Rice died in 2004, but his voice survives in his artwork: "HELL IS HOT HOT HOT."

Sign.

Cross Garden - Hell's Warning Label

The Cross Garden is wasting away, and one section has been posted No Trespassing. If you're gonna see it, better get to it before it is gone forever!

[Joseph Duncan, 01/20/2019]

Cross Garden.

Cross Garden - Hell's Warning Label

Obviously a little more run down, but, still there! Weeds have overgrown this "garden" but, still worth a stop! FYI -- this stop is on both sides of the street.

[Eliza, 06/30/2017]

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