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Texas Statues

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Popeye
Crystal City, TX
Fisk Tire Boy
Forney, TX
Knight [gone]
Austin, TX
The original, eight foot tall Popeye statue was installed in 1937. That figure now stands inside City Hall to protect it from vandals. This six foot tall statue is a replacement created in 2007. These photos are from 2008. By 2013, a canopy had been installed over the statue. Crystal City calls itself the "Spinach Capital of the World." For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

There are other Popeye statues in Chester,IL, Orlando, FL, Long Island, NY, Springdale, AR, and Alma, AR.

This Fisk Tire Boy was located behind De Ridder Antiques when this photo was taken in 2011. I don't know if the statue is still there. These statues were mass-produced for Fisk Tire stores. They are very rare now. For more about them, see this example in Rural, NC.

The Knight in Austin, nicknamed Rusty, stood in front of the Saxon Pub. I believe it had been here since 1990 when the club opened. It was removed in 2017. These knight statues were mass-produced and can be found at different places around the country.

Pinner Carpets
Odessa, TX
Buddy Holly
Lubbock, TX
Pinner Carpets opened in 1961. I assume this king on a flying carpet has been there since then. These photos are from 2012. In 2013, the king was repainted. For more, see this website. [map]

This bronze statue of Buddy Holly is 8 1/2 feet tall. It was produced by Grant Speed in 1980 and installed here in 2011. Buddy Holly was born in Lubbock. [map]

Baseball Player
Corpus Christi, TX
Devil
Corpus Christi, TX
In 2005, this bronze Baseball Player statue was installed in front of Whataburger Field, a minor league baseball stadium. The 18 foot tall statue is entitled "For the Love of the Game". [map]

This Devil statue stands in front of a recycling business. The statue has aluminum cans stuck onto his trident. The statue came from the Hell Hole ride at the Conneaut Lake Park amusement park in Conneaut Lake, PA. It was moved to Corpus Christi around 1995. It was put in storage for several years before being installed here. There was another one of these statues at a Hell Hole ride in Atlantic City. [map]

"For Sale"
Corpus Christi, TX
This "For Sale" concrete sculpture was created by Danny O'Dowdy. It has been located at the Hamlin Shopping Center since 1984. The life-size figures represent and husband and wife shopping for a car. [map]

Art Guys
Houston, TX
The approximately 14 foot tall Art Guys statues were built in 1998. The statues were made from metal, wood, and polyurethane. The statues were previously both painted a moss green color. They were created by, and represent, Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing, aka The Art Guys. The statues have been displayed in Tampa, Scottsdale, and other cities in Texas. They are now at the location for which they were created: the Safe Way Motors used car lot. The business is now known as Big State Auto Sales. These photos are from 2011. The statues were repainted in 2015. The statue on the left now wears a red suit. For more, see this website. [map]

Mr. Pollo #2
Fort Worth, TX
This Mr. Pollo #2 chicken restaurant statue was installed around 2014. [map]

Sam Houston
Huntsville, TX
In 1994, David Adickes built this 67 foot tall statue of Sam Houston. It is entitled "Tribute to Courage". There is also a giant head to pose with. For more, see this website. [map]

Stephen F. Austin
Angleton, TX
This 60 foot tall concrete statue of Stephen F. Austin was built by David Adickes and installed in 2005. [map]

David Adickes Studio
Houston, TX
This is where David Adickes created giant statues and busts for Presidents Parks (Williamsburg, VA and Lead, SD). These photos are from 2008. In 2010, it was announced that Adickes was closing this studio, aka "Sculpturworx" and moving to Huntsville. However, as of mid-2011, this studio was still in operation. In 2014, the President heads and busts were moved to Adickes' studio on Nance St. in Houston. The Beatles statues were left behind. They will most likely be moved to Nance St. However, they were still at the old location in 2016. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Texas Statues:
Atlas (Austin)
Stephen Austin (Bellville)
Jesus Carrying a Man (Carthage)
President Eisenhower (Denison)
Astronaut (Houston)
Tin Soldier (Waco)

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