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& Soft Drink
Los Angeles, CA
This giant Oatmeal Carton functions as a water tower and welcome sign. [map]
This giant bowl of food with chopsticks is located at the Magic Noodle restaurant. [map]
The giant French Fries & Soft Drink are installed on the roof of a McDonald's. [map]
The Mammoth Cheese is a monumental tribute to the giant cheese that was produced in Perth for the Chicago Fair of 1893. The original, real cheddar cheese wheel was six feet tall, 28 feet around, and weighed 22,000 pounds. This full-sized monument was produced in 1943. This photo is from 2007. In 2009, a second monument was built. For more, see this website. [1943 Cheese map]; [2009 Cheese map]
The Giant Cheese in Poynette is located at the Curd & Whey Cheese House. [map]
|former Cheese House
The Cheese House chain consisted of 17 cheese-shaped locations in New England. There was also a location in Pennsylvania. I believe there are only five of these buildings left: the three shown here and another in Trenton, ME (1, 2). The stores were built in the mid-1960s and early 1970s. They were constructed of wood with a cut-out wedge for the entrance and windows. They are nine feet tall and forty feet in diameter. In the late 1970s, the chain disbanded due to financial problems.
The Cheese House in Wells became The Cheese Wheel. New owners added a kitchen in 1982 and the business became Sparky's Take Out. It is now called the Wine and Cheese Shop. The store sells gourmet food, cheese and wine. The original "Chucky", a six foot tall mouse, is still on the roof of the building. According to some sources, his name might have originally been "Tony" or "Chunky". The statue was still holding his wedge of cheese around 2002. However, that's gone now. In 2003, he lost an ear in a storm. In 2004, he was "roughed up badly" by some vandals who broke his legs. By 2009, he was repaired and put back on the roof. [map]
The Cheese House in Arlington was built in 1965 as the first location for the chain. The building now barely resembles a wheel of cheese with its roof and addition. It appears from the postcard that Chucky, now gone, possibly had a bluebird on his right shoulder. [map]
The Cheese House in Fiskdale now houses Bonardi's Formal Wear. The peaked structure above the door is not original. [map]
This round building in Lanesborough, MA originally housed a Cheese House. The wedge shape has been filled in with an addition and the building now houses Krispy Cones Soft Serve Ice Cream. For more, see this website.
For more giant mice, see this page.
|former dairy store
|This former dairy store is shaped like a wheel of cheese with a slice removed. It has been abandoned for years but the dairy plant behind it still appears to be in operation. [map]|
More Giant Food Statues:
Pinto MacBean (Bow Island, AB)
Pyrogy (Glendon, AB)
Sausage (Mundare, AB)
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