St. Steven's No Longer
In Wisconsin, United States
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This cache is located on the grounds where St. Stephen's Catholic Church once stood.
St. Stephen’s was a Gothic Revival style church, built over 80 years ago in what was once the German settlement of New Coeln on Milwaukee’s far south side. On April 24th, 2008., a lightning strike started the steeple on fire.
Father Liska saw the lightning strike.
“All of a sudden, there was a big bang and I looked out the windows. The windows in my office were shaking. A lightning bolt came right across eye level,” Father Liska said.
The church has a history that goes back more than 100 years and it’s been hit by fires and even a tornado before.
Although, the church had been planning to move to make way for the hotel that is there now, it was still a year before the entire structure was brought to the ground.
This cache is NOT located inside the hotel! Please, be aware that this is a business and therefore please respect the property. Stealth is required as there are muggles everywhere. Please return exactly as found. Good luck, and let me know what you think of our first hide.
This cache was placed with the permission of the Chief of Maintenance and GM.
P.S. THIS IS ACCESSIBLE BY WHEELCHAIR AND IS RETRIEVABLE IN WINTER..SO..IT IS NOT AT GROUND LEVEL AND IS NOT WITHIN THE GARBAGE ENCLOSURE. THIS IS NOT A FAKE ROCK OR ANYTHING THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS.
**Looking at the dynamic map(on this page) with the satellite image will provide a better reference along with new coordinates posted in Log with help from oregonjohn1.
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Last Updated: on 10/26/2014 6:58:25 AM Pacific Daylight Time (1:58 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum