Giant Hats (page 2)

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Miner's Hat
Kellogg, ID
The Miner's Hat was built in the late 1930s as a drive-in rest stop that sold snacks and gas. Kellogg was a major mining center at this time and this structure was built in the shape of a miner's hard hat. A replica of a carbide lamp was placed over the entrance and the light it contains still works today. The building is 36 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 20 feet tall. In 1963, the construction of I-90 was completed causing a drop in business at the Miner's Hat. It closed a couple years later. In 1971, the building was converted into a real estate office which is still there today. For more, see this website. [map]

Hard Hat [gone]
Big Spring, TX
This Hard Hat was located west of town. There was no identified business associated with it. Does anyone know more about it? These photos are from 2012. The Hard Hat was gone by 2016.

Fireman's Helmet
Barstow, CA
This Fireman's Helmet is a tribute to the New York firefighters lost on September 11, 2001 during the attack on the World Trade Center. It has been there since at least 2008. [map]

Derby Restaurant
Mount Airy, NC

The Derby Restaurant was originally known as the Derby Cottage which opened in 1937. There was originally a small, derby-shaped Gulf gas station in front of the restaurant. For a while, the gas station building served ice cream but it no longer there today. By 2021, a derby-shaped sign was installed on the roof. [map]

New Orleans, LA
Top Hat [gone]
Pomona, CA
Graduation Cap [gone]
Columbus, OH
This Crown is installed on the roof of Beads by the Dozen. This store sells Mardi Gras items, Christmas decorations, and party supplies. [map]

This Top Hat was installed above Collectors Choice Toys, an antiques store. This prop was left over from the 2003 shooting of the Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat" movie. It was still there in 2015 but gone by 2017. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This Graduation Cap was installed in 2003 near Franklin University. The sculpture is entitled "Commencing" and is made of steel and aluminum. It weighs about 10,000 pounds and is supported by a network of 13 cables and five masts. The cap was built to celebrate the university's 100th anniversary and stayed up year-round. It needed repairs and was taken down in 2012. It has not been reinstalled.

Baseball Caps
Anaheim, CA
These Baseball Caps are located at the entrance to Angel Stadium. They were originally painted blue and were installed around 1997. They were repainted red in 2002. [map]

Football Helmet
Santa Clara, CA
This San Francisco 49ers Football Helmet is installed in front of Levi's Stadium. It has been there since 2014 when the stadium was built. [map]

Fez [gone]
Louisville, KY
Warsaw, MO
Odessa, TX
Leprechaun Hat
Worcester, MA
The Fez in Louisville was installed over the entrance to the Kosair Shrine Temple. It was removed around 2015. The Kosair Shriners have another fez which is used in parades. For more, see this website.

There is another mobile fez in Cincinnati, OH. [map]

The Fez in Warsaw is installed at the entrance to the Warsaw Shrine Club. [map]

The Fez in Odessa is installed in front of the El Maida Shrine Center. [map]

The Leprechaun Hat is located on the roof of the Emerald Isle restaurant. It has been there since at least 2010. [map]

Ski Cap
Big Pine, CA
Boy Scout Hat
Bakersfield, CA
Bowler Hat & Stand
Dallas, TX
This Ski Cap advertises for the nearby Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. It is painted different colors every year. [map]

This Boy Scout Hat is used as a concession stand at the Kern County Fair. [map]

The Bowler Hat was built by Keith Turman for a furniture store in Dallas. At 24 feet wide, it didn't comply with sign codes. It is made from wood, steel, foam, and fiberglass. In 2013, it was installed in this vacant lot south of town. The 20-foot-tall Stand for the Hat was built at that time. For more, see this website. [map]

Idyllwild, CA
This Hat is installed over the entrance of Wooley's, a gift and clothing store. I believe the store has been there since 2000. The hat was created by a local artist known as "Darwin". [map]

former Kickerz Coffee
Tyler, TX

former Kickerz Coffee
Tyler, TX

Kickerz Coffee [gone]
Whitehouse, TX
The Kickerz Coffee in Tyler in the first row above features a Stetson style hat. This was the first location, built in 2006. The building was housing CowboyZ Coffee Stop in 2022. In 2023, it was housing Mr. Taco Jr. #2. [map]

The former Kickerz Coffee in Tyler shown in the second row above features a Lone Ranger style hat. The stand was closed in 2011. It was still closed in 2013 but the entire building had been repainted white. By 2015, the hat had been painted red and the building was housing Wright's BBQ. By 2016, the hat has been painted green, red, and white and was housing Cowboy Snowcones. By 2018, it was housing Quick Dawgs of Texas. By 2019, it was housing The King Tortas. By 2023, the building had been repainted again and it was housing 323 Express, a convenience store. [map]

The Kickerz Coffee in Whitehouse features a 110 Gallon Hoss Hat. This location closed in 2016. The building was demolished in 2017.

Cowboy Boot and Hat Houses
Huntsville, TX
The Cowboy Boot and Hat House were built by Dan Phillips. The Cowboy Boot House is 35 feet tall. It was built in 2017 and is rented out. The Cowboy Hat House was finished in 2018. The buildings are built from recycled materials. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Hats:
Fire Chief Hat (Barstow, CA) [vintage; gone]
Hats in Three Stages of Landing (Salinas, CA)
Car Racing Helmet (Bradenton, FL)
Stormy Kromer (Ironwood, MI)
Zona Rosa Holiday Crowns (Kansas City, MO)
Hat Box (Brooklyn, NY)
Top Hat (Cleveland, OH)
Hat-O-Mat Drive-in (Niles, OH) [vintage; gone]
Astronaut Helmet (Wapokoneta, OH)
Cowboy Hat (Hennessey, OK)
Fez (Dallas, PA)
Carl's Famous Brown Derby (Tyler, TX) [vintage, gone]
Boots & Hat (Seattle, WA)
Top Hat (Seattle, WA)
Gulliver's Hat (Valencia, Spain)

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