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Clayton, New Mexico: Undulating Dragon

A large, rusty metal Chinese-style dragon appears to snake in and out of the brick wall of an empty building. It's been there for years.

315 N. 1st St., Clayton, NM
North side of downtown. On the west side of US Hwy 87/N. 1st St., between Peach and Magnolia Sts.
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Very cool! There were a couple of guys working on the building, so I decided to ask them about the dragon. One of them was its creator. He said he created it when he was planning on making the building into an art gallery, which never happened. And that it has brought some notoriety to the town of Clayton. Also, the local police department loves it because it is a source of revenue from ticketing people who park in the middle of the street to take a picture. Be sure to park on the side street instead!

[ColoradoDave, 02/15/2022]


Undulating Dragon

This multi-piece dragon sculpture is still winding its way in and out of the front wall of this derelict tourist trap. Be sure to check out the artist's other works just down the road at the Six-M Concrete Company.

[S. Michael Wilson, 03/12/2020]


Dragon in a Building

Metal sculpture of a large dragon undulating in and out of a building. This building, the old Wild West Trading Post, is abandoned.

[Nancy Ferguson, 05/09/2018]

The Trading Post has been empty since 2013, if not earlier, and the dragon was there even then. Maybe a former Chinese restaurant?

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