Shirley, Indiana: Baker Man Statue

Vestige of an old roadside business: A balloon-shaped man with a chef's hat, perched on a pole, his arm raised in a friendly wave.
315 S. Railroad St., Shirley, IN
One block west of Shirley Rd or Main St. Intersection of S. Railroad and E. Railroad Sts, on the southeast corner. E. Railroad St. only runs 1 block from S. Railroad St. to Center St.
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Baker Man.

Baker Man Statue

The Baker Man statue has a new coat of paint!

[Aubrie and Jerry, 02/06/2016]

Baker Man.

Baker Man Statue

It looks like the giant man is carrying a box of chicken. He has a chef's hat and appears to be happy.

[cydav, 02/08/2015]

Baker Man statue.

Baker Man Statue

The Baker Man Statue was worth the drive. Seen on Jan. 23, 2012.

[Cameron Petersen, 01/26/2012]
Burger Man Statue

The "Burger Man Statue" once held aloft a hamburger, and the original sign below him read "Burger Man."

[Brian S. Wilkinson, 03/24/2010]

Puffy Baker Man.

Puffy Baker Statue

Shirley, Indiana's biggest claim to fame is the fact that it is divided down the center of town by two counties. Shirley Road or Main Street is the county line, dividing the west part of town which is in Hancock County, Indiana and the East part of town which is in Henry County, Indiana.

The Baker - Chef sign is on top of a pole, making judging his size difficult, but he is nowhere near the size of a muffler man or that type of attraction.

An acquaintance of mine, a life long resident of Shirley, told me this used to be an ice cream shop years ago, he told me it was currently being remodeled and there was a two man roofing crew putting on a new roof when I was there and they were very curious about me taking these pictures.

The box in his right hand says: "Judy's Carry Out." He's in desperate need of a new coat of paint.

[Brian S. Wilkinson, 10/01/2007]

So it's not a Happy Chef after all. The current owner estimates height at 10 ft., and believes the figure held an ice cream cone at least 25 yrs. ago. The previous owner bought the figure used from somewhere...

Or chubby chef statue.

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