Shirley, Indiana: Baker Man Statue

Vestige of an old roadside business: A balloon-shaped man with a chef's hat, perched on a pole, his arm raised in a friendly wave.
Address:
315 S. Railroad St., Shirley, IN
Directions:
One block west of Shirley Rd or Main St. Intersection of S. Railroad and E. Railroad Sts, on the southeast corner. E. Railroad St. only runs 1 block from S. Railroad St. to Center St.
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The Baker Man.

Baker Man Statue

Literally the first thing I went to see from Roadside America! He's still there, and looking good.

[Stephen Francia, 07/25/2020]

Ignore our years-spanning incredulity that no one has climbed a ladder to move the lighting wire off the Baker Man's face.

Baker Man.

Baker Man Statue

Baker Man is in the process of being refurbished.

[Carl, 08/23/2016]

Roadside archeologist Debra Jane Seltzer discovered a vintage photo of the Baker Man atop a sign for Mr. Fifteen Hamburgers in Muncie. We'll guess that the burgers were 15 cents, not 15 ounces.

Baker Man.

Baker Man Statue

The Baker Man statue has a new coat of paint!

[Aubrie and Jerry, 02/06/2016]

Baker Man.

Baker Man Statue

It looks like the giant man is carrying a box of chicken. He has a chef's hat and appears to be happy.

[cydav, 02/08/2015]

Baker Man statue.

Baker Man Statue

The Baker Man Statue was worth the drive. Seen on Jan. 23, 2012.

[Cameron Petersen, 01/26/2012]

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