Richmond, Virginia: Giant Lurking Indian

Big Indian named "Connecticut" peeps over the roof edge. Moved from under the grandstand at a minor league baseball park to the roof of a tobacco plant. Artist Paul DiPasquale created it in 1983.
Address:
2723 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA
Directions:
On the north side of the James River, southeast side of the city. I-95 exits 74B or 74C, then drive east to 25th St. Turn right and drive south, then turn left onto E. Cary St. The Lucky Strike building with the Indian on top will be on the left, at the corner of E. Cary and Pear Sts.
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Richmond, Virginia - Big Indian To Stop Peeking, Start Looming
Big Indian: Since 1985 a giant Indian -- actually just a statue of the upper quarter of a giant Indian has peeked from under the grandstand at Richmond, Virginia's minor league baseball park. [02/18/2010] Complete Story...

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Lurking Indian.

Giant Lurking Indian

The poor guy could sure use a new paint job! The address of the building is 2723 E Cary Street (our GPS couldn't find Pear Street lol).

[Lindsey, 02/19/2014]

Lurking Indian statue.

Giant Lurking Indian

I was in Richmond recently and finally saw "Connecticut," the former Richmond Braves Indian statue, at his new digs overlooking the James River. After I got back, I was doing some online research on BEST Products and came across a reference to a statue of an Indian that had once been on top of a BEST store in Bethesda, Maryland. I thought, "Nah. Couldn't be the same statue." But guess what? It IS the same.

According to the Virginia Historical Society, "Connecticut" was originally going to be on the roof of a liquor store on Connecticut Ave. in Washington, DC. When those plans fell through (due to bickering in the family that owned the liquor store's building), the statue's sculptor, Paul DiPasquale, approached BEST about the statue, and it wound up on the roof of BEST's Bethesda store in 1983.

After eight months the permit that allowed him to be installed wasn't renewed, and he was put in storage while BEST tried to find a new home for him. By 1985 he was at the baseball stadium in Richmond, where he stayed until 2010 when the Braves left town and were replaced by the Flying Squirrels.

[Dean Jeffrey, 12/07/2013]

Paul DiPasquale also sculpted the Giant Statue of Neptune in Virginia Beach.

Lurking Indian.

Giant Lurking Indian

Connecticut the Indian has been officially unveiled on top of the tobacco plant.

[Leo Cecil, 01/16/2011]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Mini-Statue of LibertyMini-Statue of Liberty, Richmond, VA - < 1 mi.
The Powhatan StoneThe Powhatan Stone, Richmond, VA - < 1 mi.
Mr. SmedleyMr. Smedley, Richmond, VA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Oldest Peanut Museum in the U.S., Waverly, VA - 38 mi.

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