Roanoke, Virginia: Trojan Dog (In Transition)

If Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots had dogs, this would be one of them. Seems as if it's 15 feet tall. Currently in the shop for repair. Should return in 2019.
West side of downtown. In front of Roanoke Fire Station No. 7. On the south side of US Hwy 11/Lee Hwy, just two blocks west of the river, at the corner of Denniston Ave SW.
Currently in the shop for repair.
In Transition

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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]

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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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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 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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