Metal man.

Metal Men on a Roof

Field review by the editors.

Umatilla, Oregon

Although so similar that they could be twins, the two big metal HVAC workers atop Eastern Oregon Heating and Air Conditioning are from different generations. One -- the receptionist we spoke with couldn't remember which -- was built in the 1970s "at a tin shop up in Yakima or Cross or someplace like that." In the 1990s that business failed, and the then-owner of the Umatilla shop bought the metal man. He liked it so much that he had his employees build a nearly identical companion, and stood the two on either end of his roof.

"People take pictures of them all the time," the receptionist said. "We get asked about them a lot."

Metal Men on a Roof

Eastern Oregon Heating and Air Conditioning

82000 N. Highway 395, Umatilla, OR
On the roof of Eastern Oregon Heating and Air Conditioning. I-82 exit 1, then drive east one-half mile on Hwy 395, then south one-half mile on Hwy 395. On the west side of 395.
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