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Decatur, Georgia: Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom and Commuter Gallery

Roadside kinetic sculptures, including a skeletal steampunk cathedral, have been created by Clark Ashton since 1989 and displayed to be pondered by rush hour commuters stuck in traffic.

3162 N. Druid Hills Rd, Decatur, GA
Northeast side of metro Atlanta. On the north side of N. Druid Hills Rd, a quarter-mile east of its intersection with US-23/Clairmont Rd.
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Cathedral scrap metal sculpture.

Commuter Gallery - Art Installation

The mail box sits on a cement pad close to the driveway, so you're better off making a left onto the property. It's free to visit, but bring a little cash for the donation tank.

We took our family Christmas pictures there last year. While scouting the location, Clark Ashton came out to greet us. It was like meeting a celebrity! For years I'd heard what an interesting and cool guy he is, and he did not disappoint. He was so warm and welcoming, even taking time to give us a tour.

[Amanda, 08/24/2016]
Commuter Gallery - Art Installation

His newest addition is a cornfield, complete with a very scary scarecrow made of a cow's skull and bones.

[Bam-Bam, 08/05/2014]

Cathedral sculpture.

Commuter Gallery - Art Installation

Clark Ashton's highly unusual property is for sale on eBay for the bargain price of $10,105,013. You'll see the phenomenal collection of kinetic sculptures on the grounds. It's also possible that the place could be seen from the road. I don't know, since I don't live in Atlanta).

[Brian D. Smith, 01/09/2008]

The sculptures, which include a skeletal steampunk cathedral, seem to be displayed so they can be pondered by rush hour commuters stuck in traffic.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Druid HillDruid Hill, Decatur, GA - < 1 mi.
Centers for Disease Control MuseumCenters for Disease Control Museum, Atlanta, GA - 2 mi.
Lord Dooley: Skeleton Statue MascotLord Dooley: Skeleton Statue Mascot, Atlanta, GA - 2 mi.
In the region:
Smallest Man in the World Grave, Atlanta, GA - 9 mi.

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