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Donation saves chapel, Belgian heritage in area
Robinsonville shrine adds chapel as Belgians prepare to mark 150 years
By Linda DeVries
|ROADSIDE CHAPEL: Troy Thiry outside the Belgian roadside chapel he donated to the Shrine at Robinsonville, sparing it from destruction. (Rick Evans photo)
When the State of Wisconsin decided to widen Hwy. 57 in Door County, the future of a 115-year-old roadside chapel appeared uncertain.
The chapel stood on Troy Thiry's land just east of Dyckesville on the corner of Cty. S and Bader Road. That meant it would have to be razed or removed to allow for reconstruction of the highway.
So Thiry, who wanted to preserve the chapel as part of his
heritage and 150 years of Belgian heritage in northeast Wisconsin
offered to donate the chapel to Our Lady of Good Help Shrine in New
Franken. The Green Bay Diocese, which owns and operates the shrine,
approved the chapel's relocation, and the state paid moving
Steve Tipps, caretaker of the Shrine, said, "Troy Thiry wanted
the chapel to find a proper home, and the state wanted it on a
religious site. Now it's located in the northeast corner of the
property in the back processional area. By next spring, people can
visit and use it as a prayer chapel."
Thiry is restoring the chapel to its original condition. The
exterior is complete, and the interior is under construction.
Tipps' wife is restoring the statuary, and a plaque will be posted
to tell the chapel's history. Full story ...
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