Paul Bunyan Statue
Paul Bunyan Statue
|Location||SW corner of N Denver Ave. and N Interstate Ave., Portland, Oregon|
|Area||Less than 1 acre|
|Architectural style||Novelty architecture|
|NRHP Reference #||08001393|
|Added to NRHP||January 28, 2009|
Paul Bunyan Statue is a 31-foot (9.4 m)-tall concrete and metal sculpture of mythical logger Paul Bunyan in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States. It was built in 1959 to commemorate the centennial of Oregon's statehood during the Centennial Exposition and International Trade Fair, which was held in the Kenton area. The sculpture was originally prominently placed at the intersection of North Interstate Avenue (then U.S. Route 99) and North Argyle Street, and now stands at the corner of North Interstate and North Denver. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in January 2009.
Another 31-foot (9.4 m) statue can be found in Bangor, Maine. Standing since 1959, it weights 3700 pounds. The statue is shown with a large ax in one hand, and a peavey in the other hand, and is the largest statue of Paul Bunyan in the world.
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- places you can spot Paul Bunyan this summer, Today, June 28, 2012.
- Media related to Paul Bunyan statues at Wikimedia Commons