Dover, Delaware: Amish Man Statue (Gone)Beloved local landmark is an Amish Man statue promoting used cars sales.
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Hurricane Isabel savaged the 20-ft. tall Amish Man at Shirey's Auto Sales, Milford, Delaware, on September 18.... [10/05/2003] Complete News Story
This flag-waving Amish fellow stands in non-violent defiance in Delaware. Delaware is a teen-weeny state south of Philadelphia. In spite of many reports, it is one of the 50 - it is NOT a suburb of Philadelphia.
He is standing tall in the front of a used car dealership near Milford, Delaware. He's on U.S. 113 northbound, between Frederica and Milford. I saw him after nine-11 - photo taken Wed Nov 14, 2001.[Nancy Butler, 03/17/2002]
The giant Amish man, resident of Dover for many years, now resides at Shirey's Auto Sales just north of Milford on Del 1. From the Delaware State News: When the owners of the now-defunct Dutch Pantry liquidated their stock, said Shirey's manager Jim Burke, Shirey's owner William Shirey Jr. decided the smiling fiberglass gent needed a change of scenery and profession.
Mr. Burke provided vital statistics for the new salesman he calls "The Big Man." The Big Man is 20 feet tall and weighs in at 400 pounds. He's composed of fiberglass molded onto a hollow steel frame.
When he first arrived at Shirey's, the giant Amish man was in need of some TLC. He had not been painted in some time, said Mr. Burke. He was subsequently repainted with his original colors and stabilized in three feet of concrete.[Justin Cord Hayes, 04/16/2000]
Photo provided by J. Burke (10/10/2000)
The Big Amish Man that you have listed in Dover, Delaware has moved. He's now located in front of Shirey's Auto Sales in Milford, Delaware on Rt. 1 just north of the Milford overpass. [See MILFORD][Carla, 03/16/2000]
Amish Man Statue (Gone)
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.