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Roadside Men Southeast

 

Giant Decorator Man
Raleigh, NC
Photo and info courtesy Jeff DeWitt

For many years there was a home improvement store on Downtown Blvd. in Raleigh by the name of "Giant Decorator". There symbol was the giant man standing on the roof holding a paint roller in one hand and a bucket in the other. Sometime in the 70's Giant Decorator closed, and the giant disappeared.

In the early 90's, while driving north of Raleigh on US 401, there was the Giant Decorator, standing in a field without his bucket and roller, and looking a bit worse for the wear.

As of last week he is still there, looking like he got a fresh coat of paint sometime in the last few years. The spot where he is standing is right next to where they are building an interchange for the new I-540
(Raleigh's outer loop). With a little bit of luck he will be livening up the landscape for many years to come.

 

 

SJC Man
Albany, GA
Photos and info courtesy Lisa Pike


This SJC Man is brave enough to be decked out in Auburn University attire (Alabama) in University of GA (UGA) Bulldog country!!  It originally sat at the corner of Byron Road and W. Broad Avenue in downtown Albany, GA. 09-06

(Far right) A close up look at the SJC Man in Albany, GA

 

 

Pal's Burger Man
Kingsport, TN
Photo and info courtesy Doug Harvey

Check out this shot of the Pal's Burger Man located at this hamburger stand in Kingsport, TN. The Pal's Burger has been around since 1956, and this is one of the more recent locations built. 10-06

 

UPDATE 07/08 : The giant burger man was added to this location in 1962 according to the Pal's Sudden Service website. 07-08

 

 

Daniel Boone
Hillsborough, NC
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

This larger than life roadside man is at The Shops at Daniel Boone in Hillsborough, NC. 07-08

 

 

 

 

 

Indian
Cherokee, NC
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss


Here a roadside Indian at Cherokee which seems to be surrounded by a few warriors. 07-08

(Far left) A close-up of the roadside Indian

(Near left) The trading post

 

 

Bill's Truck Man
Lexington, NC
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Check out this old mountain dude in front of Bill's Truck Stop along I-85 near Lexington, NC. 07-08

 

 

 

 

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