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. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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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.

Paul Bunyan Muffler Man at the House of Doors.

Muffler Man - Bunyan

As of 6/9/2012 this Muffler Man is standing tall and looks in great condition! He looks freshly painted and had his American flag in hand.

[Misty, 06/09/2012]

Christmas in Cheshire.

Muffler Men

Paul Bunyan was displaying holiday spirit when I paid my hometown muffler man a visit over the holidays. A wreath was hanging from his usual flagpole that he carries (he is designated as a flagpole to circumvent Cheshire's height ordinance). I learned he had a paint job recently. This one is always in excellent condition!

[Lisa, 01/07/2011]

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:
Connecticut Trolley and Fire Museum, East Windsor, CT - 31 mi.

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