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Vacaville, CA
Cell Phone [gone]
Millsboro, DE
Hand Truck
Johnston, RI
Tattoo Gun
Jacksonville, NC
Tattoo Gun [gone]
Key Largo, FL
This Microscope is about 16 feet tall. It was installed in front of the Vacaville Art Gallery & Gift Shop in 2014. It was built by Phillip Glashoff from fire extinguishers, a tractor bucket, and other recycled metal. [map]

This Cell Phone advertised for an Atlantic Cellular store. This photo is from 2009. The Cell Phone was still there in 2014 but gone by 2018.

The Hand Truck stands in front of Yankee Supply. It was built in the mid-1990s and is 12 feet tall. The wheels are made from car tires. [map]

This Tattoo Gun in Jacksonville doubles as a sign for Stout's House of Pain Tattoos. [map]

This Tattoo Gun in Key Largo was installed on the building at Fire Ink Tattoo around 2018. It was about six feet tall. Around 2022, the studio moved next door and the Tattoo Gun was gone.

More Phones:
Bryant Pond, ME

More Tattoo Guns:
Anchorage, AK

Kecksburg, PA
Silver Spring, MD
Raleigh, NC
The Acorn in Kecksburg was installed in 2006. It is a tribute to the acorn-shaped UFO that landed in town in 1965. The graffiti is a recent addition. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Acorn in Silver Spring is an acorn-shaped gazebo built in the 1850s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Acorn in Raleigh was installed in Moore Square. The copper sculpture was created by David Benson in 1992 for the city's bicentennial. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks". Locals rubbed the sculpture for good luck. In 2016, the Acorn was moved to the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts. [map]

Oil Funnel [gone]
Miami, FL
Asheville, NC

The Oil Funnel was installed at an oil change business. It looks to be modern but I could be wrong. This photo is from 2005. I didn't make note of the address so I can't be sure if it's gone or not. Does anyone know where it is or was located?

The Flatiron is placed in front of the Flatiron Building downtown. I believe the 15-foot-tall sculpture was modeled after a Monopoly game piece. It was installed here in 2002 as part of the Asheville Urban Trail. [map]

The Living Room
Miami, FL
The Living Room was built as an art installation with two 100-foot-tall walls and furniture. It was created in 2001 by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt. The artwork was attached to the walls of a retail building on both sides. That building was demolished around 2007. Since around 2013, the pink wallpaper has been painted over with advertising and murals. [map]

Christmas Ornaments
Frankenmuth, MI
Christmas Bulbs
Frankenmuth, MI
Vining, MN
Coin Op Laundry
Bellflower, CA
These Christmas Ornaments and Christmas Bulbs are located at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. There are also several Santas and other statues there. For more, see this website. [photos thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

This Clothespin is about 20 feet tall. It was created by Ken Nyberg from scrap metal. It is located next to the post office. [map]

The Coin Op Laundry features clothespins clipped to the roof. [map]

Watch [gone]
Los Angeles, CA
Grandfather Clock
Kewaunee, WI
Cuckoo Clock
Wilmot, OH (now Sugarcreek, OH)
This Watch acted as a sign for the Feldmar Watch & Clock Center. This photo is from 2008. By 2013, the building had been remodeled and this watch was gone.

This Grandfather Clock is about 35 feet tall. The fully functioning clock was built in 1976 by Svoboda Industries. In 1984, it was moved to Geppetto's Top of the Hill Shop. The store closed in 2004 but the clock remained. These photos are from 2011. In 2013, the clock was disassembled. The City restored the clock and moved it downtown in 2014. For more, see this website. [map]

This Cuckoo Clock is believed to be the world's largest cuckoo clock. It has moving figures and stands just over 23 feet tall. It is 24 feet wide and is over 13 feet deep. The clock was built between 1962-1972 for the Alpine-Alpa Cheese House, a restaurant and gift shop. The business later operated as Grandma's Alpine Homestead & Swiss Village which sold a wide variety of clocks as well. The clock was restored in 2007 as part of Hampton Inn's "Save-a-Landmark" program. However, when the restaurant closed in 2008, the clock began to deteriorate. In 2010, it was moved to Sugarcreek, OH for restoration. In 2012, it was installed on Main Street. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

There is another cuckoo clock indoors in Douglasville, GA.

More Watches:
Utensils, Coffee Cup & Saucer, & Watch (Grove City, PA)

Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
Galveston, TX
Leaning Tower
of Niles
Niles, IL
Prince Pizzeria
Saugus, MA
Frankie Tomatto's
Markham, ON
Yogurt Mill
El Cajon, CA
Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant has been here since 1973. Before that, the building was home to Mario's Flying Pizza. The building's central feature is a reference to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was created during a remodeling in 2003 when the restaurant added the patio. [map]

The Leaning Tower of Niles was built in 1934 to serve as a water tower for three swimming pools. It is a half-scale replica of the Tower in Pisa, Italy. Designed by Albert Farr, it was also known as "Farr's Folly" as it considered a silly building at the time. The tower no longer holds water. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Prince Pizzeria attracts passing motorists with its 40 feet tall replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was built in 1961 as a small drive-in restaurant known as the Prince Spaghetti House. It was owned by the Prince Spaghetti Company. There were other locations in Quincy, MA and Somerville, MA which are both gone. Today, after several expansions, the seating is all indoors and the building also houses the Giggles Comedy Club. For more, see this website. [map]

Frankie Tomatto's is another Italian restaurant with a simulated Tower of Pisa. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Yogurt Mill originally opened in the early 1970s as the Leaning Tower of Pisa Pizza. The building later housed a couple Italian restaurants, "Little Italy" and "Giuseppe's." It became the Yogurt Mill in 1977. The building is 50 feet tall and 28 feet in diameter. The upper structure once had four levels of Doric columns which are now filled in. [map]

More Leaning Towers of Pisa:
Tower of Pizza (Green Brook, NJ) [vintage; gone]

Eiffel Tower
Tyndall, SD
Eiffel Tower
Fayetteville, NC
Eiffel Tower
Paris, TX
Space Needle [gone]
Woodinville, WA
The 100-foot-tall Eiffel Tower in Tyndall was built by the Canton Bridge Company in Ohio in 1898. It functions as a flagpole and is installed in front of the courthouse. [map]

The Eiffel Tower in Fayetteville is located at the Bordeaux Center shopping center. It is 150 feet tall. The shopping center was built in 1963. The Eiffel Tower is from 1971. [map]

The Eiffel Tower in Paris was built in 1993. It is 65 feet tall. The cowboy hat was added in 1998. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Seattle's Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair. It inspired many other similarly large structures and pint-sized replicas.

The mini Space Needle was located at the Gold Creek Tennis & Sports Club. It was built in the 1960s. These photos are from 2008. Around 2012, the Space Needle was sold or given to someone. There used to be a replica of Seattle's Kingdome here as well.

More Eiffel Towers:
Paris, TN

Tree of Health
Aptos, CA
Bear Tree
Anaheim, CA
The Tree of Health was built to resemble a tree stump. It was built where a large redwood tree stood. The building is used as a medical office. I believe it was built in 1995. [map]

The Bear Tree was built from 1982-1983 as part of Hobby City. The 38 feet tall tree stump once housed a teddy bear collection and shop. It also produced sound effects of forest noises and singing birds. The tree stump is now rented out for parties. There were other structures on the Hobby City property devoted to different hobbies, including a gem shop, a candle shop and a puppet center. A half-scale White House houses the Hobby City Doll & Toy Museum. The building is now used for weddings and special events. There are still a few stores operating on the property including a hobby and train shop. In 1994, "Adventure City" was built on the property. It features rides, a petting zoo, and a theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

Big Stump Trailer Park
Porterville, CA
The Big Stump Trailer Park building was built as a house originally. It was part of a campground. I believe it was built in the 1920s or 1930s. The round building is covered with redwood siding. Does anyone know more about it? [map]

Money Tree
Greenfield, MA
Devils Tower
Cheyenne, WY
This Money Tree is an ATM that is shaped like a tree trunk. It is 25 feet tall and made of fiberglass. The tree was built for Greenfield Savings Bank in 2008. [map]

This representation of Devils Tower is located at Wyoming Adventure Miniature Golf. The actual Devils Tower is in the Black Hills of Wyoming. [map]

More Tree Stumps:
Stump House (Eureka, CA) [vintage; gone]
Paul Bunyan's Guest House (Walker, MN)
Old Fox Drive-in (Claresholm, AB) [gone]

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