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Vacuums
River Oaks, TX
Vacuum
King of Prussia, PA
The Giant Vacuums in River Oaks are located at Evans Vacuum Cleaners. [map]

The Evans Vacuum in Fort Worth, TX has a few giant vacuums hanging inside the store.

The Giant Vacuum in King of Prussia is installed in front of Steve's Sewing & Vacuum Center. [map]

Candlelight Cottages
Bolton Landing, NY
Prayer Candle
San Antonio, TX
Peace Candle
of the World
Scappoose, OR
The Candlelight Cottages displays this giant, gas-burning candle on their front lawn. [map]

The 40 foot tall Prayer Candle is officially known as the Veladora of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was created by Jesse Trevino in 2003 as a devotional to the Virgin Mary. It is installed on the wall of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. For more, see this website. [map]

The Peace Candle of the World is about 50 feet tall and was built in 1971 from a silo which was coated with wax. The candle was created on this site by the Brock Candles factory which burned down in 1990. There was originally an actual wick. The flame was later replaced with a natural gas line and then later with electricity. For more, see this website. [map]

Centennial
Peace Candle
Damascus, OR
2008: 2015:
The original Centennial Peace Candle was built in 1959 from 20 tons of candle wax gathered by local children. It was molded into a 21 1/2 foot tall candle and installed on Main Street. It was lit and burned for 100 days. This concrete and steel replica monument was built in 1961. In 2009, the candle was restored and a stainless steel flame was added. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Candle
Golden, CO
Giant Candles
Centerville, IN
Giant Firecracker
Armagosa Valley, NV
This Giant Candle in Golden was built as a lighthouse in 2002 for a Shurgard Self-Storage center. The structure was converted into a candle around 2004 for Candlelight Storage. For more, see this website. [map]

The Candles in Centerville were built in 2006 for the Warm Glow Candle Outlet. Three candles are used for the sign located right off the I-70 exit. The larger, 25 foot tall candle is part of the store's building. For more, see this website. [map]

The Giant Firecracker is located at Alamo Fireworks. It conceals a water tank and has been there since at least 2008. [map]

More Giant Candles:
South Deerfield, MA

Big Bowl
Chicago, IL
Giant Cell Phone
Millsboro, DE
Giant Tattoo Gun
Jacksonville, NC
Hand Truck
Johnston, RI
The Big Bowl is a Chinese and Thai restaurant with four locations in Chicago, three in Minnesota and one in Virginia. At least a few of the other locations have these giant bowls. These photos are from 2006. This location is gone now but there is another here. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

This Giant Cell Phone advertises for an Atlantic Cellular store. [map]

The is an old-fashioned Giant Telephone in Bryant Pond, ME.

This Giant Tattoo Gun doubles as a sign for Stout's House of Pain Tattoos. [map]

There is another Giant Tattoo Gun in Anchorage, AK.

The Giant Hand Truck stands in front of Yankee Supply. It was built in the mid-1990s and is 12 feet tall. The wheels are made from car tires. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Acorn
Kecksburg, PA
Giant Acorn
Silver Spring, MD
Giant Acorn
Raleigh, NC
The Acorn in Kecksburg was installed in 2006. It is a tribute to the acorn-shaped UFO that landed in town in 1965. The graffiti is a recent addition. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Acorn in Silver Spring is an acorn-shaped gazebo built in the 1850s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Acorn in Raleigh is installed in Moore Square. The copper sculpture was created by David Benson in 1992 for the city's bicentennial. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks". Locals rub the sculpture for good luck. On New Year's Eve, the Acorn is "dropped" by crane at a different location. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Kazoo
Eden, NY
Giant
Oil Funnel
Miami, FL
The Living Room
Miami, FL
Giant Flatiron
Asheville, NC
The Giant Kazoo is located behind the Kazoo Gift Shop and Museum. For more, see this website. [map]

The Giant Oil Funnel is an eye-catcher for an oil change place. It looks to be modern but I could be wrong. This photo is from 2005. I didn't make note of the address so I can't confirm if this is still there. Does anyone know where it is or was located?

The Living Room is an art installation with two 100 foot tall walls and giant furniture. The work was created in 2001 by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt. In 2005 (left photo), the artwork adjoined a retail building. That building was demolished around 2007. The photo on the right is from 2009. In 2016, the Living Room was still there but in rough shape. In 2017, the walls were repainted with a mural. The furniture and Living Room look is gone. The property is currently for sale and this installation may not survive much longer. [map]

The Giant Flatiron is placed in front of the Flatiron Building downtown. I believe the 15 foot tall sculpture was modeled after a Monopoly game piece. It was installed here in 2002 as part of the Asheville Urban Trail. For more, see this website. [map]

Christmas Ornaments
Frankenmuth, MI
Christmas Bulbs
Frankenmuth, MI
Clothespin
Vining, MN
Coin Op Laundry
Bellflower, CA
These Christmas Ornaments and Christmas Bulbs are located at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. There are also a number of giant Santas and other statues there. For more, see this website. [photos thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

This Clothespin is about 20 feet tall. It was created by Ken Nyberg from scrap metal. It is located in Nyberg Park. [map]

The Coin Op Laundry features giant clothespins clipped to the roof. [map]

Giant Watch [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
Giant Grandfather Clock
Kewaunee, WI
Giant Cuckoo Clock
Wilmot, OH (now Sugarcreek, OH)
This Giant Watch acted as a sign for the Feldmar Watch & Clock Center. This photo is from 2008. By 2013, the building had been remodeled and this watch was gone.

This Giant Grandfather Clock is about 35 feet tall. The fully-functioning clock was built in 1976 by Svoboda Industries. In 1984, it was moved to Geppetto's Top of the Hill Shop. The store closed in 2004 but the clock remained. These photos are from 2011. In 2013, the clock was disassembled. The City restored the clock and moved it downtown in 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

This Giant Cuckoo Clock is believed to be the world's largest cuckoo clock. It has moving figures and stands just over 23 feet tall. It is 24 feet wide and is over 13 feet deep. The clock was built between 1962-1972 for the Alpine-Alpa Cheese House, a restaurant and gift shop. The business later operated as Grandma's Alpine Homestead & Swiss Village which sold a wide variety of clocks as well. The clock was restored in 2007 as part of Hampton Inn's "Save-a-Landmark" program. However, when the restaurant closed in 2008, the clock began to deteriorate. In 2010, it was moved to Sugarcreek, OH for restoration. In 2012, it was installed on Main Street. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

There is another giant cuckoo clock indoors in Douglasville, GA.

Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
Galveston, TX
Leaning Tower
of Niles
Niles, IL
Prince Pizzeria
Saugus, MA
Frankie Tomatto's
Markham, ON
Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant has been here since 1973. Before that, the building was home to Mario's Flying Pizza. The building's central feature is a reference to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was created during a remodeling in 2003 when the restaurant added the patio. For more, see this website. [map]

The Leaning Tower of Niles was built in 1934 to serve as a water tower for three swimming pools. It is a half-scale replica of the Tower in Pisa, Italy. Designed by Albert Farr, it was also known as "Farr's Folly" as it considered a silly building at the time. The tower no longer holds water. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Prince Pizzeria attracts passing motorists with its 40 feet tall replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was built in 1961 as a small drive-in restaurant known as the Prince Spaghetti House. It was owned by the Prince Spaghetti Company. There were other locations in Quincy, MA and Somerville, MA which are both gone. Today, after several expansions, the seating is all indoors and the building also houses the Giggles Comedy Club. For more, see this website. [map]

Frankie Tomatto's is another Italian restaurant with a simulated Tower of Pisa. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Leaning Towers of Pisa:
Leaning Tower of Pizza: 1, 2 (Green Brook, NJ) [vintage; gone]

Yogurt Mill
El Cajon, CA
Eiffel Tower
Fayetteville, NC
Eiffel Tower
Paris, TX
Space Needle [gone]
Woodinville, WA
The Yogurt Mill originally opened in the early 1970s as the Leaning Tower of Pisa Pizza. The building later housed a couple Italian restaurants, "Little Italy" and "Giuseppe's." It became the Yogurt Mill in 1977. The building is 50 feet tall and 28 feet in diameter. The upper structure once had four levels of Doric columns which are now filled in. [map]

The Eiffel Tower in Fayetteville is located at the Bordeaux Center shopping center. It is 150 feet tall. The shopping center was built in 1963 and I believe this Eiffel Tower replica is from then as well. [map]

The Eiffel Tower in Paris was built in 1993. It is 65 feet tall. The cowboy hat was added in 1998. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Seattle's Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair. It inspired many other similarly large structures and pint-sized replicas.

The mini Space Needle was located at the Gold Creek Tennis & Sports Club. It was built in the 1960s. These photos are from 2008. Around 2012, the Space Needle was sold or given to someone. There used to be a replica of Seattle's Kingdome here as well.

More Eiffel Towers:
Tyndall, SD
Paris, TN

Tree of Health
Aptos, CA
Bear Tree
Anaheim, CA
The Tree of Health was built to resemble a giant tree stump. It was built where a large redwood tree stood. The building is used as a medical office. I believe it was built in 1995. [map]

The Bear Tree was built from 1982-1983 as part of Hobby City. The 38 feet tall tree stump once housed a teddy bear collection and shop. It also produced sound effects of forest noises and singing birds. The tree stump is now rented out for parties. There were other structures on the Hobby City property devoted to different hobbies, including a gem shop, a candle shop and a puppet center. A half-scale White House houses the Hobby City Doll & Toy Museum. The building is now used for weddings and special events. There are still a few stores operating on the property including a hobby and train shop. In 1994, "Adventure City" was built on the property. It features rides, a petting zoo, and a theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

More Tree Stumps:
Stump House (Eureka, CA) [vintage; gone]

Big Stump Trailer Park
Porterville, CA
The Big Stump Trailer Park building was built as a house originally. It was part of a campground. I believe it was built in the 1920s or 1930s. The round building is covered with redwood siding. Does anyone know more about it? For more, see this website. [map]

Money Tree
Greenfield, MA
Devils Tower
Cheyenne, WY
This Money Tree is an ATM that is shaped like a tree trunk. It is 25 feet tall and made of fiberglass. The tree was built for Greenfield Savings Bank in 2008. [map]

This representation of Devils Tower is located at Wyoming Adventure Miniature Golf. The actual Devils Tower is in the Black Hills of Wyoming. [map]

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