Raleigh, North Carolina: Gotno Farm Dog

12 feet high and cartoony, built out of concrete in the 1960s by the late George Morris. Rescued by a preservation group, the dog now stands in their HQ back yard.

Address:
814 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC
Directions:
Northwest of downtown, on the east side of Oberlin Rd, just south of its intersection with Van Dyke Ave. It's behind the old houses, which are the HQ of Preservation North Carolina.
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When Preservation NC restored a couple of historic homes to serve as their new offices, George Morris's dog from Gotno Farm soon showed up out back, sitting on a wooden pallet in the middle of a bunch of construction debris. The statue is now sitting on a concrete slab, so it looks like it's been given a permanent home back there. I was really hoping it would be installed out front and near the street, but I guess that's not to be. Now if they'd just fix that later paint job that turned the dog bright pink (with polka dots) and made its eyes green....

[Dean Jeffrey, 08/29/2020]

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