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Franklin, Indiana: Jesus Crucified On A Barn (Gone)

Barn side painting by church youth group of Christ and the words "He died for you!"

From Indianapolis: Take I-65 South to the Franklin Exit (Hwy 44) Follow highway 44 through town (It will merge with 144 for a time before splitting off and going west). Drive approx 10 miles to the west. The barn is on the left . If you reach Indiana Highway 135 before seeing the barn, you went too far.
June 2015: Reported gone.

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Jesus on the barn is fading.

Jesus Crucified on a Barn

The paint on the barn is starting to fade and peel, but it's still worth checking out. There are actually two painted sides, not just one. But beware -- there is nowhere to pull over on the road, and cars drive pretty fast through that area. Be prepared to take some quick pictures from the car window.

[Natalie, 09/22/2012]

Christ on a Barn.

Jesus Crucified On A Barn

Down Indiana State Highway 44 on the way towards Franklin, IN, you will find this very unique painting on the side of a barn. You will see Jesus on a cross and the message, "HE DIED FOR YOU!" I believe there is also a painting on the other side of the barn.

[Michael W. Moss, 10/27/2004]

According to Larry Johnson: "The Crucifixion was painted on the barn by a local church youth group, with the owner's permission, to cover and to discourage the obscene graffiti that once adorned this structure."

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