F379 Wonderful, authentic, two story Martin Bird House with sections that will accommodate up to eight individual “families”! The Martin House is in original hand painted blue paint, with delightful yellow and white trim, scalloped asphalt shingled roof and is decorated with brightly colored Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Symbols to bring good fortune and ward off evils. The roof is capped with a metal ridge cap and a wooden directional arrow with “1940” in green paint. The lower level has six separate sections, while the upper level consists of two sections; each with their own entrances. Wooden posts/pylons surround the base of the barn to act as ‘perches’ for the flighty residents. Each post/pylon is 1 ½” tall x 1 ½” diameter. Overall measurements: 17 ½” wide x 27 ¼” long x 24” tall. This is a great piece of Americana, as well as a wonderful example of American Folk Art! NOTE: Martin Bird Houses were/are used to attract Martin birds to nest, because of their tendency consume insects such as mosquitoes, moths and beetles. Martin birds are migratory birds related to the Swallow family and nest in the spring in the north eastern United States. They would have inhabited the house seasonally, and several “families” could live inside the same Martin House due to the interior dividers and individual entrances.