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Hammer [gone]
Toledo, OH
Building Center
Eureka, CA
Rio Rancho
True Value Hardware
Rio Rancho, NM
Valley Roofing
McAllen, TX
Hammer & Saw
Kearney, NE
This Hammer in Toledo served as a sign for Fleeger's Pro Hardware. This photo is from 2009. By 2011, the store had closed and the hammer was gone.

The Pierson Building Center was established in 1962. The business moved to this building in 1971. This 26-foot-tall sign was built in 1991. [map]

The Rio Rancho True Value Hardware hammer sign has been there since at least 2007. [map]

The McAllen Valley Roofing hammer sign was installed sometime between 2011 and 2015. [map]

The Hammer & Saw was installed in front of RW Sorenson Construction around 2009. [map]

Healdsburg, CA
This Hammer was created by Doug Unkrey and is installed next to the Healdsburg Community Center in 2018. The hammer was stolen later that year. The head was recovered in 2019 but the 21-foot-long, redwood handle had to be recreated. These photos are from 2022. The sculpture is on loan from the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation. [map]

Hammer & Nail
San Francisco, CA
Colorado Springs, CO

The Hammer & Nail in San Francisco are installed on top of the Roberts Hardware sign. They have been there since at least 2007. [map]

This sheet metal Hammer in Colorado Springs was built in 2019 by Concrete Couch with volunteers. [map]

More Hammers:
Haines, AK
Fort Washington, MD [gone]
Brooklyn, NY
Danville, VT [map]
Fraco, QC

Last Spike
Deer Lodge, MT
The 11-foot-tall Last Spike was carved from a log and originally installed in Utah. It's not clear when it was built but it commemorated the last spike that was driven into the Puget Sound extension of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad in 1909. In 1981, the spike and sign panels were moved to Deer Lodge and put in storage. In 2003, the spike and signs were restored and put on display. [map]

Saw [gone]
Lafayette, LA
Gainesville, FL
This Saw in Lafayette was located in front of Builders Best Tools and Fasteners. It had been there since at least 2008. This photo is from 2019. By 2020, the sign was gone and the Saw was installed much closed to the ground. By 2022, the Saw was gone.

This Saw in Gainesville was installed on the roof of University Ace Hardware around 2013. The store opened in 1972 as Zell's Hardware. It became an Ace Hardware in 2015. [map]

La Porte, TX
Candor, NY
This Toolbox houses La Porte Tool Box. The 1950s building originally housed a bar. In 2011, it was adapted for this hardware store. There were plans for a handle on the roof but, apparently, that didn't happen. This photo is from 2018. [map]

This Chainsaw is installed at 99 Power & Paddle. The kayak below it is actual size. [map]

More Saws:
Hearst, ON

Tonopah, NV
Pliers with Bug
Vining, MN
Plumbing Wrench
Union, OR
Fort Myers, FL
Pueblo, CO
Nut, Bolt & Key
Amarillo, TX
This Pickaxe is installed in front of the Tonopah Brewing Company which opened in 2014. [map]

This pair of Pliers with Bug was created by Ken Nyberg from scrap iron. The sculpture is 14 feet tall. It is located at Nyberg Park. [map]

This Plumbing Wrench is located at the Hometown Hardware Store. It appears to be made of wood and was installed sometime after 2012. This photo is from 2016. [map]

The Wrench in Fort Myers is part of the Scotty's Auto sign. It was built around 2011. [map]

The Wrench in Pueblo was installed at Geared Up Auto Care around 2016. [map]

The Nut, Bolt & Key sculpture is installed next to the former Big A Bolts. It has been there since at least 2008. [map]

More Axes:
Cheboygan, MI [map]
Libby, MT
Virginia Beach, VA [gone]
Brule, WI
Nackawic, NB

More Wrenches:
Caldwell, ID [gone]
Fenton, MI
Branson, MO
Seattle, WA

Hamilton, OH

More Keys:
Casey, IL
St. Louis, MO [vintage; gone]

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