Dubuque, Iowa: Holy Family Grotto

Glued together in 1929 -- using concrete, rock, shells, tiles, stalagmites, and petrified wood -- by Father Paul Dobberstein, a prolific grotto-builder. Small yet ornate.

Address:
3390 Windsor Ave., Dubuque, IA
Directions:
North edge of the city. From downtown drive north to 22nd St. Turn right (east) drive to the big red brick church, then turn left at the stoplight onto Windsor Ave. Drive north a little over a mile. Turn right at the sign for the Sisters of St. Francis. Drive to the big building and bear left. You'll quickly see the grotto on the left.
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Holy Family Grotto.

Holy Family Grotto

It's a beautifully crafted grotto in an idyllic setting. The Holy Family Grotto is located at the St. Francis Convent.

[Paul Losavio, 11/26/2020]

Glued together in 1929 -- using concrete, rock, shells, tiles, stalagmites, and petrified wood -- by Father Paul Dobberstein, a prolific grotto-builder.


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