Georgia Statues

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Bud Man
Macon, GA
Captain Crook
Dallas, GA
Pointing Man
Jesup, GA
This Bud Man statue is installed on top of the sign at Bibb Distributing Co., a Budweiser distributor. He was installed there sometime between 2008 and 2012. The glass of beer that he holds aloft is broken now. The character was developed in 1969. [map]

This Captain Crook statue is located at Atlantis Plumbing which has lots of other fiberglass statues. This pirate character was developed by McDonald's based on Captain Hook who appeared in the 1953 Disney movie, Peter Pan. This statue was produced in the 1970s and would have been installed, along with other characters, in a McDonald's PlayLand indoor playground. This statue originally had a "C" painted on his hat. For more, see this website. [map]

This Pointing Man has been there since at least 2008. I don't know what business he advertised for originally. Semi-Auto & Equipment Repair is there now. It's possible that he may have pointed the way to Morgan Lake. [map]

Buford, GA
This Farmer sculpture stands next to Slotin Folkart Auction. The Farmer was created by Adam Brandau and was installed here around 2003. [map]

Norcross, GA
This Mechanic is installed in front of U Wrench it, a car salvage yard. The name "Chas" is attached to his shirt. It has been there since at least 2007. Does anyone know more about the history of this statue? [map]

Atlanta, GA
This Atlas sculpture has been there since at least 2005. The sign has advertised many things over the years. There was another very similar sculpture in Atlanta which is gone now. [map]

Atlanta, GA
This 26-foot-tall, bronze Gymnast sculpture is entitled "Flair Across America." It was created by Richard MacDonald in 1996 for the Summer Olympics. The sculpture traveled around the country before it was installed at the Georgia World Congress Center. For more, see this website. [map]

Ray Charles
Albany, GA
This painted, bronze sculpture of the singer Ray Charles is installed in the Ray Charles Plaza park. It was created by Andy Davis and installed in 2007. Music plays from speakers and the sculpture's platform revolves very slowly. [map]

Cleveland, GA
Gold Miner
Cleveland, GA
The Potter statue was installed in 2019. The Gold Miner statue is entitled "The Discovery". It was installed in 2013. Both statues were sculpted by Gregory Johnson. They are installed in front of the White County Courthouse Museum. [map]

Toccoa, GA
This bronze Weightlifter statue represents Paul Anderson, a Toccoa resident. The statue is six feet tall and was created by Jerry McKenna. Anderson won the gold medal for weightlifting in the 1956 Olympics. He died in 1994 and this memorial park and statue were built in 1999. For more, see this website. [map]

Mr. Cost Plus [gone]
Calhoun, GA
Mr. Cost Plus was originally installed on the roof of Huebner Chevrolet in Carrollton, OH. Mr. Cost Plus was a spokesman on the company's TV commercials. The 21-foot-tall statue was brought here in 1992 and placed high on top of a pole at Service Chevrolet in Calhoun. In 2007, when these photos were taken, the statue's chest still read "Mr. Cost Plus" but his backside had been updated to read "Mr. Service". In 2009, the statue fell and his head was stolen. The dealership had been closed since 2008. In 2009, the statue was destroyed in a windstorm. The head reappeared and was displayed on top of a shed in Resaca, GA for a while. That's gone now, too. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More Georgia:
Storyteller (Atlanta)
Mrs. Pope's Museum & Garden (Cairo) [map]
Sasquatch (Gray)
Atlas (Savannah) [gone]

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