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Owensboro, Kentucky: Statue of Gabe

Who is Gabe? Gabe Fiorella, of the defunct Gabe's Tower Inn. With his blue shoes, corpse-like complexion, and grimacing smile, his statue is a one-of-a-kind.

Burlew Blvd Mini-Storage

1400 Burlew Blvd, Owensboro, KY
On the south side of Burlew Blvd, facing the road in front of Burlew Blvd Mini-Storage, between New Hartford and Old Hartford Rds.
Especially unsettling at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Statue of Gabe

Latest picture... looking good, Gabe!

[Lalamic, 05/31/2017]

Owensboro business idol Gabe Fiorella Sr died in 1977. His cheery statue once stood at Gabe's Tower before moving to this storage yard.


Statue of Gabe

The statue of Gabe is still waving from behind his protective fence. Looking good, Gabe!!

[Darren And Donna, 09/18/2014]

Statue of Gabe.

Statue of Gabe

Decades ago, the statue of Gabe Fiorella was located in front of Gabe's Tower Inn. I recently asked a friend in town about what happened to the statue. Well, he took me right to it! It still stands in the back of a storage area on Burlew Blvd. His jacket is blue, but I remember that it used to be red. I had not seen the statue in decades.

Gabe is behind a fence in the back of a storage facility, but you can easily see him from the road.

[jimerado, 03/14/2010]

Behold, Mighty Gabe! Your blue shoes and string tie still inspire the citizens of Owensboro.

Large Man Statue

This wasn't a muffler man, but a giant man statue on Gabe's Tower, Triplett St. in Owenbsoro, Ky. He was in a suit. Gabe's Tower was Gabe's Tower Motor Inn -- at 13 stories the tallest Kentucky building west of Louisville at the time of its construction. In recent years the statue was moved from the property. I last saw it in a field off the Bypass for HWY 60 around the city. I'm not sure if it's still there or not.

[Sally Brannen, 11/11/2005]

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