With its bold Stars & Stripes theme, our unique Liberty Birdhouse was designed for former President Gerald R. Ford, who requested that we create one for his daughter Susan, from the remains of the historic Patterson barn, Grand Rapids, MI. Heart & Eagle Company salvaged the Patterson barn in January 2003. Mr. Ford had a vested interest in the that barn and the rural community of Grand Rapids. Their votes helped win him his seat in Congress in 1948. He promised Kentwood farmers that if they cast their votes for him and he won, he would milk cows on the Patterson farm every morning for a fortnight.
When Jerry was elected, he kept his promise. He showed up every morning thereafter at 5:30 a.m., in his dungarees.
Like all of our unique birdhouses, the Liberty Birdhouse is created using recycled century-old barn wood and then branded with our own custom made forge-irons.
This product is well-researched to meet the needs of native species, and will attract Black Capped Chickadee, Downy Woodpecker, House Wren, Prothonotary Warbler, Red Breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, White Breasted Nuthatch
*May be shown with optional predator guard.
Features & Details
- The entry hole has a 1 1/4 inch I.D. copper fitting to prevent damage by sparrows and squirrels.
- The perch is made from a re-purposed old-style clothes peg, located low on the box to discourage predators.
- The exterior is waterproofed with safe marine varnish.
- Our boxes are constructed with mitered joints that are weather-tight glued; this rugged birdhouse design is built to withstand the elements year round.
- Pole Mounted Design with installation sheet included.
Birdhouse measures * : 14″ high, 14″ deep, 14″ wide, weight: 6-8 lbs
*Due to the re-purposed source of our materials, color and dimensions may vary.