The home of the Original Rhinestone Cowboy, Loy Bowlin began life as a somewhat typical craftsman bungalow in McComb. Over the years Mr. Bowlin added his own decoration consisting of glitter, rhinestone, and paint to his house. After his passing in 1995 the house was eventually acquired by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. The Beautiful Holy Jewel Home, as it was named by Bowlin, was disassembled and transported to the museum. It is currently under going a year-long reconstruction and restoration. Does anyone remember where in McComb the Beautiful Holy Jewel Home sat?
Thank you to Keli Rylance for the postcard and for cluing me in to Bowlin’s work and to how a little McComb, Mississippi craftsman bungalow ended up in a Wisconsin art museum. The video below gives more insight to Bowlin’s designs and how the house ended up at the Kohler Arts Center.