|Statue Collections & Producers (page 6)|
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Sprayfoam Inc. is/was owned and operated by Steve Fletcher who started the company as an insulation business. He began producing sculptures with the leftover materials. There is an Eagle sculpture here at the company's headquarters. There are other Fletcher sculptures in town including some Opossums and a Miner and Burro. I'm told that the place has been sold and that some or all of these statues are gone now. [map]
The last photo above was taken at Fletcher's home which features this sprayfoam volcano at the front part of the property. [map]
|King's Concrete Specialties
Ware Place, SC
|King's Concrete Specialties had a variety of fiberglass and concrete figures. In addition to the various animal statues, there were also a few advertising icons (bottom two rows above) including a Bob's Big Boy, a Tastee-Freez Twin, and a couple of Chip's Hamburgers mascots. These photos are from 2007. The fiberglass statues were being actively sold off in 2016. The Tastee-Freez Twin was sold to a private collector in 2016. The Chip's statues were still there at that point. [map]|
|This private collection is clearly visible front the interstate and frontage road. The statues have been there since at least 2000. [map]|
|This sculpture group stands in front of Texas Pipe and Supply. Many of the figures were created by Marc Rankin. The collection includes a dinosaur, a hippo, a rhino, an eagle, a roadrunner, an armadillo, a spider, a King Kong, an airplane and a rocket. Most of the sculptures were made from scrap metal. A few are mass-produced fiberglass figures. The trio of cows probably came from the Houston Cow Parade. [map]|
Los Fresnos, TX
|Seven Seas is a huge retail and wholesale operation that sells seashells, nautical items, souvenirs, gifts, etc. In front of the store, there is a quarter mile coral reef with fish, a shark and other sealife. Two giant conch shells flank the store's entrance. Inside the store, is Bobz World with more dinosaurs and other statues. In 2011, a giant King Kong and Easter Island heads were added. By 2018, the statues had been painted but were obscured by foliage. In order to get a better view of them, you need to pay the $12 admission fee to Bobz Journey which has other statues of dinosaurs, cowboys, and more. Seven Seas is or was owned by U.S. Shell which also operates a second store with giant shells in Port Isabel, TX. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]|
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