Washington, DC: World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair
- 2101 Martin Luther King Ave., SE, Washington, DC
- I-295/Anacostia Freeway to the Malcolm X Ave. exit. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Malcolm X Ave. After two blocks, turn left onto Martin Luther King Ave. Drive 1.5 miles to V St. and the chair.
- Always visible.
- RA Rates:
- Major Fun
It's 19 feet tall, standing on a street corner since 1958. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair
World's Largest Chair Wannabe
Took the metro down to Anacostia to check out the newly-built World's (previously) Largest Chair and apparently it is no longer made of wood. The chair is now made of some metallic material, and from what I could see, the cushion on the seat appears to be made out of metal as well. I suppose this change was done to prevent frequent maintenance. The chair's worth a look-see though if you're just driving by.[Nat Balsley, 07/09/2007]
This old World's Largest Chair contender was re-dedicated on April 25, 2006. The 1959 historic plaque, left intact on the base, describes the original, 2-ton, all-wood chair.
One of America's largest chairs, 19.5 feet tall, has been removed, disassembled, and its pieces stored in a garage. The massive mahogany Duncan Phyfe was once the biggest in the world.... [09/11/2005] Complete News Story