John Greco, Holyland U.S.A.

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    Waterbury, Connecticut, USA (Map)

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About the Artist/Site

Miniature reconstruction’s of Bethlehem and Jerusalem — over 200 buildings.  Built of concrete, discarded mannequins and purchased statues, scrap iron, lumber, plastic and wire. At 17 acres is largest environment in US.  Represents 30 years of work.  In disrepair for many years. 

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SPACES Archive Holdings

1 folder: clippings, correspondence, ephemera; 17-35mm slides by Robert Foster

Related Documents

Draft of letter to Joan (?) regarding preservation of Holy Land. Includes petition, 7/28/1988

Handwritten letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Margorie Trachtenberg, 8/21/1988

Letter to Robert Bishop, Museum of American Folk Art from Marjorie Trachtenberg, Committee to Save John Greco’s Holy Land U.S.A., 8/10/1988

Flyer with list of CT newspaper contact info to help preserve Holy Land

Letter from Joanne Girard, 7/18/1988

Volunteer form for Holy Land

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Margorie Trachtenberg

Flyer to request support for CT representatives for preservation of Holy Land

Memo about Bruce Dern, Sister Angela Bula, and Archbishop John Whealan

Letter to Michael Fitzsousa, Waterbury Republican from SPACES/ Seymour Rosen, 12/22/1986

Letter to Dan Prince from SPACES/Cynthia Pansing, 5/25/1988

Memo from Carolyn Wyman, New Haven Register, 1/2/1986

Flyer for Holy Land

Letter to Friends of the Holy Land from Sister Angela Bulla, Religious Teachers Filippini

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from James R. Adans, 2/22/1989

Letter to “Friend” from SPACES: Request for petition circulation to preserve Holyland, 7/28/1988

Letter to Sister Angela Bulla from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 12/3/1986

Letter to Florence Laffal, Folk Art Finder from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 12/3/1986

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Florence Laffal, Folk Art Finder, 11/25/1986

Petition to save Holyland

Flyer for Holy Land

Draft of letter to “friend” from SPACES: Request for assistance with preservation of Holyland with list of potential recipients

Charter for Holy Land U.S.A.

Booklet about HolyLand USA

Handwritten letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Margorie Trachtenberg, 7/10/1988


Map and site information

Slocum Street
Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Latitude/Longitude: 41.549441 / -73.029574


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