Canonsburg, Pennsylvania: Singing Statue of Perry Como

In case you aren't familiar with Perry Como's music, just visit his statue; it plays his songs 24/7. His hometown remembers him, even if fewer and fewer of everyone else does.
Address:
68 East Pike St., Canonsburg, PA
Directions:
In front of the Canonsburg Boro Building.
Phone:
724-745-1800
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Perry Como statue. Singing Statue of Perry Como

Music playing from the municipal building makes it totally kitschy and totally worth it.

[Annie, 06/29/2014]
Perry Como Statue

The singing Perry Como statue was one of our "must-see" sights on a recent road trip from Chicago to West Virginia. The statue is fun and makes for a good photo op, but it doesn't sing... or should I say it "won't."

We went to the Village Hall to inquire about hearing it sing (particularly after reading a thank you plaque to those responsible for donating the sound system). We told them we'd gone off the beaten path just to see this, and asked about the singing. We were told, "The music used to play all the time. Now, not so much."

And that was that. Thankfully, the "Bobby Vinton Rock" that is tactfully displayed at the speaker of a nearby McDonald's drive-thru eased our pain... a little.

[Liz, 06/17/2014]
Perry Como. Perry Como Statue

Stopped by the Perry Como Statue on our way to Meadowcroft Rock Shelter one day. It's in front if city hall. No Bobby Vinton statue, although he's from Canonsburg too (Kurt Angle the Olympic wrestler turned WWE wrestler too?!). Not much to do but take a picture.

Check out Sarris Candy, and there's a bunch of antique stores around town, including a great mid-century modern one downtown. I guess that's why they're trying to call it "The City of Antiques."

[Paul, 03/16/2010]
Perry Como Statue

This town wants to make itself a destination city for Perry Como fans. People might have come for miles around just to see Perry Como's hometown. They didn't get far, but they do have a cool statue. Also ask a local about Sarri's for a delightful candy store (and great hot fudge sundaes).

[Betsy, 10/27/2002]
Future Perry Como Museum in jeopardy

Perry Como's hometown of Canonsburg, PA, fears that an upcoming auction of the dead singer's estate will threaten plans for a museum in his honor.

... [05/19/2002] Complete News Story

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