Greenfield, Indiana: Lobby Display of Big Game TaxidermyBig, dead animals who got that way because of Pete "Skunk" Irving, whose company has offices in the building.
Irving Materials Inc.
- 8032 N. Hwy 9, Greenfield, IN
- On the northwest corner of the Irving Materials Inc. intersection of Hwys 9 and 234. About eight miles north of I-70, and just south of the village of Eden.
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Visitor Tips and News About Lobby Display of Big Game Taxidermy
I worked there. It's the most disgusting display of savagery that you can imagine. Revolting. This place will leave you with nightmares if you love animals.[ConcreteMan, 06/29/2012]
My father was a manager for IMI and I was in the company's office several times while I was growing up. Founder Pete "Skunk" Irving (don't know how he got his nickname, but that was what I most often heard him called) was a big game hunter. There was a polar bear and brown bear mounted standing up at their full height and lots of other animals in the lobby and offices. He also had a game farm that included live zebras, camels, llama, prairie dogs, and others. We would often drive through it when we had house guests, and I believe school groups would also tour. The Irvings built a house in the middle of the farm when they retired.[Debbie, 06/28/2009]
Large collection of various wild animals (taxidermy) bear, rhino, all kinds of hoofed animals, even a giraffe head -- a lot more than I can remember. This fills the large lobby of Irving Materials Inc.'s corporate office building (a building material company). I would assume that the company founder was at one time a big game hunter.[Brian S. Wilkinson, 08/28/2007]