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Cheshire, Connecticut: Muffler Man: Bunyan

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House of Doors

Address:
540 W. Johnson Ave., Cheshire, CT
Directions:
House of Doors. West Johnson Ave off of Rt 10 (about 3 miles north of Police Station). From north, I-691 exit onto Rte 10, quick right onto Johnson Ave, one mile down road, right hand side.
Phone:
203-271-3667
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Muffler Man.

Muffler Man: Bunyan

Fiberglass Paul Bunyan Muffler Man statue holds a flag to comply with town signage laws.

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Paul Bunyan Muffler Man, 2023.

Muffler Man: Bunyan

Safe place with plenty of parking off the road.

[Vance Erwin, 11/22/2023]

Paul Bunyan Muffler Man, 2023.

Paul Bunyan

I saw your commentary [on Muffler Men] on CBS News and said, OMG, we have one in a town close to where I lived. Years ago this huge figure, who we called Paul Bunyan, was displayed in front of The House of Doors store. They have since refurbished him, and he now stands proudly in front of the same store and Extreme Air, which is an indoor trampoline park.

[Diana Ferrucci, 09/11/2023]
Muffler Man - Bunyan

The second "secret" Paul Bunyan reported missing from the trailer behind the building was moved to a new home with new owners in October 2019 (not sure where) so he could be restored and properly appreciated. There was no proper place here to put him for people to enjoy. He was "replaced," as part of a trade, with a variety of cast iron sculptures that line the walkway to the building: two dinosaurs, one elephant, and one giant tortoise. Kids love to take pictures on them!

Paul Bunyan by the roadside is still there and won't be going anywhere, and we continue to keep him in great condition. His flag has been reported missing in the past, but he still holds his flag most days of the year. It comes down in severe weather (such as ice storms).

[Carter, 06/28/2020]

The second Muffler Man is now in Bache, Oklahoma.

Muffler Man - Bunyan.

Paul Bunyan

As of New Years Day 2019, Cheshire's Paul Bunyan stands proud and in excellent condition. He's in front of an indoor trampoline park as well as the House of Doors now, so the "House of Doors" sign has disappeared from his base. He's holding his classic American flag. Although rumor had it that another Paul Bunyan was lying behind the building, we checked and none was present.

[Katie, 01/07/2019]

When last reported in July, Bunyan 2 was laying on a trailer in a back storage area.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Barker Character, Comic, and Cartoon MuseumBarker Character, Comic, and Cartoon Museum, Cheshire, CT - 2 mi.
America's Oldest Amusement ParkAmerica's Oldest Amusement Park, Bristol, CT - 6 mi.
Traffic Control TowerTraffic Control Tower, Meriden, CT - 6 mi.
In the region:
Black Squirrel Town, Westfield, MA - 40 mi.

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