Washington Statues

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Vladimir Lenin
Seattle, WA
Funhouse [gone]
Seattle, WA
Surfing Sasquatch
Ocean City, WA
This bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin is 16 feet tall. It was originally installed in Czechoslovakia in 1988. The statue was knocked over during the 1989 Revolution. In 1993, an American bought the statue before it was scrapped and shipped it to Issaquah, WA. It was installed in Seattle in 1994. Although it was to be a temporary location, the statue remains at the same site. Vandals often paint the statues hands red to symbolize blood. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Funhouse opened in 2003. It was Seattle's oldest surviving punk rock club until it closed in 2012. The bar was previously known as Zak's Fifth Avenue Saloon which closed around 2003. This photo is from 2008. The clown head sign above the entrance was damaged by vandals in 2010 and replaced with a less scary, flatter version. The bar and clown sign are gone now. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

These Surfing Sasquatch statues are located at the North Beach Motel. The artist may have created other wood carved statues like these. The statue on the left has been there since at least 2008. The smaller statue was added around 2009. For more, see this website. [map]

Fremont Troll
Seattle, WA
The Fremont Troll was built in 1990 from two tons of concrete. The sculpture is about 17 feet tall and is installed under the Aurora Avenue Bridge. It was created by Steve Badanes, Will Martin, Donna Walter and Ross Whitehead. The statue holds a real but disguised Volkswagen Beetle in his hand. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Olympia, WA
Richland, WA
Fat Smitty's
Port Townsend, WA
Sekiu, WA
These Guard statues in Olympia and Richland stand in front of On Guard Mini Storage locations. These statues have been at these locations since at least the 1990s. They may have been used in conjunction with another storage chain. They were probably produced in the 1960s or 1970s. There is another one of these statues in Tumwater, WA. There may be other locations with these statues. There are also statues which appear to be identical in Anchorage, AK at an A Sentry Mini-Storage. [Olympia map] [Richland map]

This man at Fat Smitty's is one of many wood carved statues installed in front of the restaurant. This statue has been there since at least 2006. [map]

The wood-carved Captain statue is installed at the Olson's Resort restaurant.

Sumas, WA
This Prospector was associated with bar at some point. Does anyone know the history of this statue? [map]

Taco Bell Boy [gone]
Snohomish, WA
Fisk Tire Boy [gone]
Snohomish, WA
These Taco Bell Boy and Fisk Tire Boy statues were displayed inside the Pegasus Theatre Shops, an antiques store. These photos are from 2016. The store closed in 2019. I don't know where the statues went.

The Taco Bell Boy had been at this store since at least 2011. These statues were made from 1962-1965 and displayed in front of Southern California locations. There were only 20 or 30 of them made. There is another one in Kingman, AZ. For more, see this website.

These Fisk Tire Boys are also very rare. The statues held tires over their right shoulders and candles in their left hands. This statue was missing the original tire and had a smaller bicycle tire positioned there. The character first appeared in advertising in 1914, using the slogan "Time to Re-Tire". These statues are probably from the 1950s. For more examples, see this page. For more, see this website.

Leavenworth, WA
This 24-foot-tall Knight stands in front of the Der Ritterhof Inn. I believe he was built in the 1970s. For more, see this website. [map]

Poulsboro, WA
George Washington
George, WA
This Norseman statue is 12 feet tall. It was installed in 2012. The statue was created by Mark Gale and is made from concrete and steel. Poulsboro is also known as Little Norway. For more, see this website. [map]

This bronze bust of George Washington is installed in front of a gas station. I don't know who created the sculpture or when it was installed here. this website. [map]

More Washington:
Funko (Everett)
Loggers (Forks) [map]
Daniel Boone (Olympia) [gone]
Golfer (Selah)
Bigfoot (Toutle) [map]
Guard (Tumwater)
Cool Gary (Vashon) [map]

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