Temple Hills, Maryland: Mercury Cougar Statue

1960s relic at a former Mercury car dealership. The big cat sits on the ground, where visitors can appreciate it up close.
Address:
4700 Branch Ave., Temple Hills, MD
Directions:
Capital Beltway/I-495 exit 7B in Maryland. Drive north a half-mile on Hwy 5/Branch Ave. You'll see the cougar on the right, at the corder of Auth Way.
Admission:
Free
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Mercury Cougar Statue

I found another one of those 1960s-era Mercury Cougar statues at a dealership called DARCARS. The salesman that I talked with out in the lot confirmed that DARCARS had once been a Lincoln-Mercury dealership. He also told me that until a few years ago, the big cat had been on the roof of the building and was something of a local landmark.

[Dean Jeffrey, 02/01/2015]

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