San Luis Rey Birdhouse
Our San Luis Rey Mission Replica Birdhouse is based on this national historic Landmark located at Oceanside California. Read below for a full description of the history of the San Luis Rey Mission. Like all of our unique birdhouses, the San Luis Rey Mission Birdhouse is created using recycled century-old barn wood and then branded with our own blacksmith made forge-irons.
The San Luis Rey Mission Church, was founded on June 13, 1798, by Father Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, a Franciscan. It was built by the Quechnajuichom Native American tribe. The original name, La Misión de San Luis, Rey de Francia was named for King Louis IX of France. It is known as “King of the Missions.” It is the eighteenth of the twenty-one Spanish missions in California, and one of the largest. The current church, built in 1811, is the third church on this location. It is a National Historic Landmark.
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.
- The side removes easily for cleaning and has drainage holes and heat vents for the comfort of its feathered occupants. It also has an inner escape “ladder” to assist fledglings.
- Pole Mounted Design with installation sheet included.
Birdhouse measures* : 14″ high, 9.5″ deep, 8.5″ wide, weight: 6-8 lbs
*Due to the re-purposed source of our materials, color and dimensions may vary.