Inverness, Florida: Concrete Man of Citrus County

Reportedly hand-carved out of a block of concrete in the 1950s.

5065 S Florida Ave, Inverness, FL
County Road 41 between Ft. Cooper State Park and Floral City. (conflicting directions provided: HWY 44, about 5 mi. east of Inverness, FL.). Location approximate.
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The Glory Days, 2000.

Concrete Man of Citrus County

I have been seeing this statue rot away for around 35 years now. It originally had a fishing rod in one hand, and if memory serves he was holding a fish in the other hand. I believe that he was repainted at least once over the years.

[Jon Peeples, 03/07/2018]
Concrete Man of Citrus County

The concrete man's hands are gone!

[Edith, 12/30/2013]
Concrete Man of Citrus County

It stands in front of a business called Spafford's Construction and Remodeling When I stopped and asked about it, I learned that he is known as the "Concrete Man of Citrus County." He was hand carved from a solid block of concrete. He is about 15 feet tall, with painted blue jeans and a yellow golf shirt, and bright red hair. The secretary told me that he has been a fixture in Citrus County for some 50 years.

[Janet Lawrence, 06/27/2003]

Not an M-Man.

Statue - Not a Muffler Man

There is definitely a large man in Floral City. However, I question whether or not this is an actual muffler man. He seemed a bit short. I would say no more than 8ft. He was in what appeared to be somebody's front yard. There was no one around at the time I could talk to, but I did manage to get a couple of candid photos. He is quite beaten. I fear his captors have not paid attention to his needs. It is at times like this I wish there was a social services hotline I could call to report such neglect. If this kind of activity continues, I am afraid we are on the heels of yet another extinct tribe of Americanas.

[Get Hep, 11/24/2000]

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