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Trenton, New Jersey: American Gothic

J. Seward Johnson's giant figures are leased to cities for display, but are parked here in the interim. For many years the statues here have been a version of the American Gothic farm couple.

86 Klockner Rd, Trenton, NJ
At the corner of Sloan Ave. and Klockner Rd, across the highway from the Hamilton train station. I-295 exit 65B. Drive west on Sloan Ave. for a half-mile (passing the World's Largest Tooth on the left). Turn right at the "All Turns" sign, then turn left and cross the highway onto Klockner Rd.
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American Gothic couple.

God Bless America

"God Bless America" is a statue of the American Gothic farmer and wife (or spinster daughter). Made of aluminum. A life-size modern couple are across the street, looking at the God Bless America statue. This statue is where the giant Mariachi Band used to be; they were moved and two sets of dancers added.

[Kathy B., 05/17/2013]

Seward Johnson, who made all of these statues, leases them to cities and then moves them around when they return to this part of Trenton, their home. Johnson modified the American Gothic couple by placing a suitcase at their feet.

Los Mariachis.

Los Mariachis Sculpture

"Unconditional Surrender" is currently on loan and replaced with "Los Mariachis," another amazing set of Seward Johnson sculptures.

[Suzette, 11/02/2011]

Mariachi Band and Dancers.

Mariachi Band

Near the tooth in Trenton. Two large mariachi guitar players and a man and woman dancing closely. Across the street a statue of two people watching and the man is grabbing the woman's behind.

[Theklub, 05/27/2011]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Grounds for Sculpture: Giant StatuesGrounds for Sculpture: Giant Statues, Trenton, NJ - 1 mi.
White City StaircaseWhite City Staircase, Trenton, NJ - 4 mi.
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Cave Grave, Newton, NJ - 55 mi.

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