Watch out Rocky, there’s a new statue in town! The next time you’re walking down 18th Street between Spruce & Pine, be a little nosy & take a peek in the big window.
You’ll probably notice a statue, and it will be decorated. Pretty basic, right? Well, walk by that statue again in a week or two. Different decorations. A few weeks later, same statue, different look. Are we sensing a trend here?
“Mister 1801” is a statue with some very creative owners. They dress him up in costumes corresponding to holidays, seasons, sports, important city events, & more. This statue stalking has now become part of my weekend routine. I am always the girl stopping on the street to take pictures of him, and thank goodness others are too! Mister 1801 has a fancy facebook page where his almost 200 fans share pictures of their favorite costumes & ask the owners questions about his origin.
In addition to the relevant national & local commentary via costume, if you’re fond of animals, you may catch a few felines making an appearance every once and a while. I didn’t snap any photos of them because frankly I’m not much of a cat person.
Have you ever passed Mister 1801? More importantly: what was he wearing?