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This classic birdhouse is modeled after the Osage, Iowa Public Library, constructed in 1910 with a $10,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie. The building, still in use as Osage's city hall, is similar in construction to hundreds of libraries throughout the United States. Mirroring the rich tradition of "library as community center," this birdhouse features three nest boxes: one on each side and one over the front door. Just like the building that inspired it, this birdhouse has the words, PVBLIC LIBRARY, carved about the main entrance. Constructed of exterior grade ply-board, painted pine roof shingles and poly-resin details, this style is a fully functional birdhouse with removable back walls, drainage, ventilation and 1 1/4" opening to allow wrens, finches, chickadees, nuthatches and titmice to nest. Intended for outdoor use. A brass plaque mounted on back indicates that a portion of the birdhouse proceeds support the American Library Association's Cultural Communities Fund and Florida State University's Jean E. Lowrie Endowment. The birdhouse is the brainchild of American Library Historian, Wayne Wiegand. The Osage Public Library is one of four Midwest libraries featured in Wiegand’s "Main Street Public Library: Community Places and Reading Spaces in the Rural Heartland, 1876-1956" (University of Iowa Press). Click here to order your copy of this great new book.
Item Dimensions: 12" H x 20” W x 8 “ D
23 L x 11 D x 15 H (in)
58 L x 28 D x 38 H (cm)
about Home Bazaar
Avian Housing reaches new heights with Home Bazaar's distinctive line of architectural birdhouses, bird feeders, and related garden accessories. Take a bird's eye view of Home Bazaar Victorian designs enhanced by authentic scrollwork and turn-of-the-century, cottage inspired embellishments.
All of Home Bazaar birding products are designed for outdoor use in the garden or can be enjoyed in the home as a decorative accessory. Home Bazaar birdhouses, birdfeeders, garden pedestals, and garden accents will transform your backyard into a haven for nesting for many years to come.
Each of the Home Bazaar larger bird houses and bird feeders can be complimented with a dramatic pedestal that will perfectly match and support the home. Most of the Home Bazaar medium to smaller houses will come equipped with a mounting bracket or will hang without any additional hardware.
Wrens, Chickadees, Finches, Nuthatches and Titmice will all be thrilled to find these bird dwellings equipped with removable back walls, unpainted natural interiors and non-toxic outdoor grade paint.
All Home Bazaar pieces are intended for use outdoors.
The houses are fully functional, with removable back walls for easy cleaning.
The hole openings (Excluding Purple Martin Houses) are designed to accommodate common cavity dwellers such as Wrens, Finches, Chickadees, Nuthatches and Titmice.
The feeders will attract all types of wild birds.
The houses and feeders are constructed of:
Western Red Cedar or Pine shingles for the roof.
Exterior grade ply-board for the walls, floor and underlying roof board.
Kiln-dried hardwoods,pine and poly-resin for the details.
Outdoor, non-toxic paint.
The Pedestals are constructed of exterior grade ply-board, kiln-dried hardwood and exterior grade, non-toxic paint.
The pedestals are to be placed on a flat dry surface, such as stone or cement. They should not be placed directly on grass or dirt. You may suggest a base of pressure treated wood be put beneath the underside of the pedestal footing or base and then secure the bottom of the pedestals to the platform.
With time, all Home Bazaar products will need to be refinished when left outdoors. The shingles (cedar) will patina to a silvery color and the piece will become weathered and distressed.
No chemicals or sealants that can be harmful to wildlife have been used.