Clear Lake, Iowa: Tiny Church: Guardian Angel Roadside Chapel

Deliberately visible from Interstate 35, this tiny church was built to commemorate a visit from a real guardian angel.
S. 24th St., Clear Lake, IA
I-35 exit 193. Drive west, then turn south off 4th Ave. S. at 24th St. (Pritchard's Ford). Drive south a half-mile. Turn left onto small, unmarked gravel driveway and drive back into the trees.
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Tiny Church: Guardian Angel Roadside Chapel

There's an itsy bitsy teeny tiny church just off the highway, tucked into the woods.

[Keegan, 05/16/2015]

The church was built in 1991, destroyed in a mysterious fire in 1992 (vandals were blamed), then rebuilt in 1993 from pieces of the original plus pieces from a nearby Lutheran church. Jack Kennedy built the church in memory of his aunt, who said her life was once saved by a guardian angel.

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