Roanoke, Virginia: Trojan Dog

If Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots had dogs, this 10-foot-tall canine would be one of them.

Raleigh Court Branch Library

Address:
2112 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA
Directions:
Next to the front door of the Raleigh Court Branch Library. West of the city, on the east side of Grandin Rd SW, just south of its intersection with US-11/Brandon Ave. SW.
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Trojan Dog.

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Sit! Stay! Trojan Dog has a new, temporary, home after his old location, Fire Station No. 7, was torn down. The 300-pound sculpture, created in 2008 by artist Ann Glover, was removed for an extensive "grooming" last November. He was suffering from cracks, never fully repaired, after a drunk tried to ride the dog in 2010 and knocked off its head. According to Susan Jennings with Roanoke's Office of Arts and Culture, Trojan Dog will sit in his new spot outside the Raleigh Court Branch Library until at least Fall 2020, when the new Fire Station should be ready.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/27/2019]

Trojan Dog.

Trojan Dog

Nice piece of art. It's about 6 1/2 feet tall and stands outside of a very unique fire station. They are doing road construction in front, so it's a little difficult to maneuver around.

[Chris, 11/12/2014]

Trojan Dog.

Trojan Dog

A cool, random piece of art. Was not lit at night when I visited, so probably best to stop by during daylight hours.

[Linda Hirw, 04/07/2014]

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Trojan Dog

Dog is not 15 feet tall, but still a fun stop. Sits right in front as part of fire station.

[Angie, 09/18/2013]

Trojan Dog.

Trojan Dog

Returning from a road trip to Dallas/Fort Worth, cruising between RoadsideAmerica.com POIs, we came upon this unexpected dog, "Trojan Dog," sitting next to a fire station. It was installed in 2010 as part of the Art in Roanoke program, and was built by Roanoke artist Ann Glover out of marine plywood. She has covered it with tiny spots to indicate that it's a fire dog.

At the start of Labor Day Weekend in 2010 someone tried to ride the dog and knocked its head off; the firefighters immediately recovered the head and Glover reattached it a couple of days later.

[Han, 07/02/2013]

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