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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Fredosaurus Rex: Mr. Rogers Dinosaur

A smiling T-rex clad in Fred Rogers' iconic cardigan. Unveiled May 2014, and moved several times since then. Fredosaurus Rex Friday XIII was designed by Karen Howell.

SouthSide Works Town Square

Address:
415 S. 27th St., Pittsburgh, PA
Directions:
In SouthSide Works Town Square, on the east side of S. 27th St., in front of the Cheesecake Factory.
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Fredosaurus Rex: Mr. Rogers Dinosaur.

Fredosaurus Rex: Mr. Rogers Dinosaur

Fredosaurus Rex has moved to Southside Works, and now stands in front of a Cheesecake Factory.

[KT, 01/21/2024]

Mr. Rogers T-Rex.

Fredosaurus Rex: Mr. Rogers Dinosaur

Such a random piece of art! Loved it!

[Tara, 05/29/2023]

Mr. Rogers dino.

Fredosaurus Rex: Mr. Rogers Dinosaur

The statue is actually on 21st St. now, not Wharton! Local lore is that people kept trying to steal it, so now it's in an area with video surveillance.

[Lynn, 07/21/2015]
Mr. Rogersaurus

This is no longer at this location. Not sure if it will be displayed but it was removed this weekend.

[Marcela King, 06/12/2013]

Fredosaurus Rex was hauled away in a pickup truck on June 7. For years he stood outside the studios of WQED, but he was banished when the Fred Rogers Co. left the building. The company says it's moving to Pittsburgh's south side, so Fred may reappear there.

Mr. Rogers T-Rex.

Fredosaurus Rex - Mr. Rogers Dinosaur

It should be placed better so that kids can get to it and it's easier to get a pic that shows the trolley on his back.

[Paul, 03/12/2010]

We are grateful to live in a world where our childhood TV celebrities are publicly immortalized as prehistoric carnivores.


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