Miniature Gerald Ford.

Tiny President Ford

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East Grand Rapids, Michigan

Gerald Ford's reign was brief as President (1974-1977) and during a period where the highest office in the land had shriveled and shrunken -- thanks Dick Nixon! This Ford homunculus is perhaps the smallest full-body outdoor statue of a U.S. President. Maybe 18 inches tall, the bronze is atop a miniature pedestal which is atop a real pedestal that's taller than the statue.

The monument was a last-minute (Dec. 28, 2013) honor for the centennial of Gerald Ford's birth year. Sculpted by J. Brett Grill in 2011, it's a scale model of the Ford statues in the U.S. Capitol and outside the Ford Presidential Museum.

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Tiny President Ford

Address:
746 Lakeside Drive SE, East Grand Rapids, MI
Directions:
In front of the East Grand Rapids Community Center. On the east side of Lakeside Drive SE, just south of Wealthy St. SE.
Admission:
Free
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