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Monday, February 04, 2008

Desert Bar Part 2

The "Nellie E" was completed in 1988. The inside of the saloon is unique in many ways. It has windows that are old glass refrigerator doors, the bar stools are made of steel and they sway from side to side. The top of the bar is brass and the ceiling is made of stamped tin purchased from a factory in Missouri. The saloon is powered by solar energy and is stored in batteries and run through inverters.

Built in 1981, the covered walk bridge was the next big project. It was dedicated in October of that same year.

The church was started in 1993, completed in 1996 and dedicated in October. The church is made of solid steel and the walls and ceiling are made of the same stamped tin used inside the bar and the roof is made of copper. The names inscribed on the plaques in the church are people who donated money to help build the church. The church is a unique place for weddings and a great photo spot. There are no services held in the church and all religions are welcome.


madretz said...

To add to my previous comment in your Part 1 post:
"Desert People are also inventive and creative, but they are still weirdos".

Gotta admit that church is freaking awesome. And i love the stamped tin ceiling.

Then again, once a desert person, always a desert person. It does something to your soul. I may run from it, I may hide from it, I may claim to never ever go back - but when you're born and breed from it, there's no escaping it.


imac said...

Super post and very interesting to read.

dot said...

Interesting place. I bet it would be quite an experience to sit on one of those bar stools after having a few drinks. lol

Andrea said...

Interesting post. Love the dog at the beginning. LOL Looks like a fun time.

Donna said...

LOL I Love your puppy at the beginning of your post!!! The bar pics are something else as well! Still having fun???? hughug