Rutland, Vermont: The Leash Sculpture

Bronze sculpture by artist Patrick Farrow shows a parking meter with a dog attached to it by an invisible leash. The parking meter was stolen, then recovered in 2001.

Address:
Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
Directions:
Southwest corner of Evelyn St. and Merchants Row in a small park in front of Walmart.
Admission:
Free
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The Leash Sculpture.

The Leash Sculpture

The Leash Sculpture appears to have been vandalized, as the parking meter is missing.

[Roadtrip18, 09/17/2020]

The Leash.

The Leash Sculpture

There is a tiny triangular park in front of Walmart with a lifesize bronze sculpture of a dog and parking meter, called "The Leash." It shows a dog straining against an invisible (and non-existent) leash tied to the parking meter. The statue was created by Patrick Farrow (Mia Farrow's brother) and donated to Rutland in 1984.

The parking meter portion was discovered missing in November 2011, and returned a few days later. As of May 2012 the statue is intact.

[Heather, 05/30/2012]

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