Tennessee Statues

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Laptop Guy [gone]
Chattanooga, TN
Laptop Guy [gone]
Jackson, TN
Nashville, TN
The Laptop Guy in Chattanooga was installed on the roof of this First Tennessee Bank. These photos were taken in 2007. By 2014, the statue was gone.

The Laptop Guy in Jackson was installed on top of a billboard. This photo is from 2011. The statue is gone now. 17 of these eight-foot-tall statues were created in 2000 for First Tennessee Bank to promote on-line banking. For more, see this website.

This Printer and printing press were installed in front of Midtown Printing. The business moved in 2019 and this statue was brought along to the new location. He is displayed on the ground instead of a pole now. [map]

Ramesses the Great
Memphis, TN
2010: 2019:
This Ramesses the Great statue is 20 feet tall. It was created from a mold of the Ramesses statue in Egypt. The statue was installed in front of the Pyramid Arena which was built in 1991. The pyramid-shaped building was used as a sports facility until 2004. It now houses a Bass Pro Shop. In 2012, the statue was moved to the University of Memphis. [map]

Tom Lee Monument
Memphis, TN
In 1925, Tom Lee rescued 32 people from the Mississippi River in Memphis in his skiff when a steamboat capsized. This monument was built in 2006 to memorialize the event. It was sculpted by David Alan Clark. For more, see this website. [map]

Nathan Bedford Forrest [gone]
Nashville, TN
In 1998, this 25-foot-tall fiberglass statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest was installed next to I-65. The equestrian statue aroused much controversy since Forrest was a major figure in the founding and growth of the Ku Klux Klan. Confederate flags were installed on the flagpoles. In 2017, vandals painted the statue pink. In 2021, the statue was removed and destroyed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern [gone]
Nashville, TN
This singer/musician stands in front of Bobby's Idle Hour Tavern. He is about 15 feet tall. I believe he is called the "Big Man". Bobby's Idle Hour has been here since the 1950s but I don't know when the statue was installed. It was removed in 2016.

More Tennessee:
Davy Crockett (Greeneville) [map]
Mel (Memphis)
Musica (Nashville)

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