Boron, California: Street of the King of Toilet Seat Arts

John A. Kostopoulos, late King of Toilet Seat Arts, a WWII vet who could throw seven punches in under a second, lived on this street, now named after him.
Address:
Kostopoulos Ave., Boron, CA
Directions:
Hwy 58 exit south on Boron Ave. left on 20 Mule Team Rd., left on Kostopoulos Ave. He lived in the second structure on left, now a garage.
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Kostopoulos Avenue.

Street of the King of Toilet Seat Arts

Apologies in advance for our continuing fixation on John A. Kostopoulos, the late King of Toilet Seat Arts. He's been dead since 1996, and there is nothing to see at his former home site in Boron, except... the street has been named after him: Kostopoulos Avenue.

Perhaps that's only of interest to us. His old property is cut in half, just as he predicted would happen, a conspiracy he suspected between the federal government and land developers. The toilet seats are gone, his circus art across the street is gone -- now just an empty lot.

Kostopoulos told us in 1994 that he was so famous, a living legend, that a town in Pennsylvania had been named after him -- Kostopoulosville. We never found that Xanadu, but he was famous enough that, as a dead legend, this street will preserve his name, if not his toilet seat art.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/22/2010]

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