Washington, DC: World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair

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Address:
2101 Martin Luther King Ave., SE, Washington, DC
Directions:
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.
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World's Largest Duncan Phyfe Chair
It's 19 feet tall, standing on a street corner since 1958. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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New metal 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.

DC's Big Chair Vanishes

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

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