Marblehead, Ohio: Giant-Handed Jacque

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Address:
6020 E. Harbor Rd, Marblehead, OH
Directions:
On the south side of OH-163/E. Harbor Rd, just east of a gas station and the stoplight at OH-269/N. Buck Rd.
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Handless Jacques.

Giant-Handed Jacque

32-foot-tall Jacque, with his pencil mustache and paper hat, used to hold a tray of food. At some point he lost his tray and both hands. He received new, giant hands in 2022.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/20/2022]

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Big hands.

Giant-Handed Jacques

Jacques has his new hands, and they definitely look larger than they should be.

[signmanjoe, 11/15/2022]

According to the man who restored Jacques, the new 2022 hands are actually smaller than the 1960s originals.

Handless Jacques

I was in Marblehead during June. Jacques now has something similar to scaffolding around him as part of his rehabilitation.

[signmanjoe, 08/13/2022]
Handless Jacques

Jacques is currently being restored by a former local builder according to an article in the Sandusky Register back in Feb 2022. They want to give him new hands, fix his coattails and have him hold a flagpole instead of a tray. It will be a 3-phase project to restore him and set up new lighting to feature him. The article even mentioned that BP is considering moving their sign so that Jacques can be seen more clearly.

I saw a construction fence around him on 6/24 so the repairs must be underway. It will be fun to watch how the repairs turn out.

[Ducks5921, 07/10/2022]

Handless Jacques.

Handless Jacques

Jacques is hanging in there, although he now shares space with porta-potties, and seems to have lost his coattails...making him effectively handless and tailless. Of note: how huge his shoes are.

There's also a large fiberglass moose standing and waving by the door of the BP.

[Kitsa, 07/27/2021]

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