Dover, Delaware: Amish Man Statue (Gone)Beloved local landmark is an Amish Man statue promoting used cars sales.
Shirey's Auto Sales
- 1800 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE
- US 13 southbound. On the south side of the building; this is just south of Ollie's/Rodney Village Shopping Center.
- May 2013: Reported gone.
Visitor Tips and News About Amish Man Statue (Gone)
The big Amish man that stood guard over Shireys Used Auto Sales is gone -- as is Shireys. I wonder where he has wandered to now?[Pam, 05/17/2013]
The hand configuration of the Amish Man suggests possible lineage to the Big Friend statues. Everyone please keep an eye out for him!
This Amish guy was at a home-cooking-style restaurant further north on Hwy 13 in Dover. The restaurant closed a few years ago and he disappeared until recently. Now he's back with a new coat of paint at a used car lot.[fritz hennig, 12/16/2012]
The huge Amish man has traveled Kent County, Delaware, for many years. He was in front of a Pancake House in Dover when I was young. Then he was in Lincoln at a used car lot. Now he's back in Dover at Shirey's Auto Sales on US 13. He wears an Amish hat, red shirt, and black pants. One hand is up, like he's waving, the other hand is sideways.[PK, 05/15/2012]
The big man's odd hand configuration appears to be a gesture of welcome, although in the aftermath of 9/11 it was used to hold a large American flag.
The Amish Man is no longer in storage -- we drove by recently and he was happy to be out again! He is standing next to Shirey's Auto Sales on (US 13 southbound) on the south side of the building; this is just south of Ollie's/Rodney Village Shopping Center.[Bryan, 05/22/2011]
The Big Amish Man was taken down in 2007. The property on which he stood was sold by Shirey's Auto Sales to another company. The Big Man is now back in Dover, its original home, but it's stored in a warehouse. "Until we can figure out what to do with it," we were told by Shirey's receptionist.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/19/2008]