|North Carolina Statues|
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|Fisk Tire Boy [gone]Rural Hall, NC||Chip'sEdneyville, NC||EffKenly, NC|
This Fisk Tire Boy once stood on the roof of a Fisk Tire store. He held a giant tire over his right shoulder and a candle in his left hand. The Tire Boy was designed by Norman Rockwell. He first appeared in advertising in 1907, using the slogan "Time to Re-Tire". I believe this statue is from the 1950s. The building, last used as the Green Front Service Station, was vacant when this photo was taken in 2006. By 2014, the statue and signs were gone. There are other examples of these statues in Flint and Detroit, MI. For more, see this website.
This Chip's statue has been converted into a cowboy. He was used in advertising by the hamburger chain starting in 1965. There are several other fiberglass statues at Bub Hyder's Ranch including International Fiberglass Indian and Paul Bunyan statues. The only other Chip's statue that I know of is in Hendersonville, NC.
Eff is a former Tastee-Freez statue. He is installed on the roof of Donnie's Corvette Specialists. The owners acquired the statue from a local Tastee-Freez in 1982 and added this oil drum hat. This photo is from 2009. In 2016, the statue was blown off the roof. By 2018, the statue had been restored and reinstalled. He was repainted to wear a tuxedo. Eff had chocolate colored hair and his right arm extended. Tee had strawberry colored hair and her left arm extended. There is another Eff statue in a private collection in Portland, OR. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]
Morehead City, NC
|King Neptune is installed next to the Olympic Dive Center. This statue was originally at a motel in Atlantic Beach, NC. It's been moved a couple times since then. It may have been located at Surf Slide in Nags Head, NC unless that was an identical statue. There was another one of these Neptune statues in Raleigh, NC that has been destroyed. Another one in Lake Hopatcong, NJ still exists. [map]|
More North Carolina Statues:
Soldiers (Bear Grass) [map]
Hugh McManaway (Charlotte) [map]
Woo Woo Harker (Morehead City)
Pirate (Otway) [map]
Tee (Tastee-Freez Twin) (Raleigh)
Slick's Pottery (Slate Mountain)
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