World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair
Thomasville, North Carolina
Built of concrete and steel in 1948 and set on a granite pedestal in 1951, the World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair is perhaps the sturdiest of America's giant chairs, and without a doubt the prettiest.
Future President Lyndon Johnson sat in it when he campaigned for VP in 1960, and its 10-foot-square seat has been graced with a procession of governors, mayors, and beauty queens over the years. You can't sit in it, but you can admire its 30-foot-tall majesty.