Westbrook, Maine: Walking Man

A 13-foot-high mechanical TV repairman sign, built in 1962 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2019. His arms still swing.
Address:
1274 Bridgton Rd, Westbrook, ME
Directions:
On the south side of US-302/Bridgton Rd, just east of its intersection with Hardy Rd.
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Walking Man.

Walking Man

The 13-foot-high mechanical Walking Man sign was built in 1962 by a local musician and businessman to advertise his TV repair business. The sign was located beside his shop in the Duck Pond neighborhood of Westbrook. It was one of the first mechanical, moving signs in the state. It has become a local landmark, and in 2019 it was named to the list of National Historic Landmarks. The arms still swing.

[Donna Conley, 07/27/2019]

The sign has lasted longer than the industry of TV repair.

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