Bloomington, Illinois: Bedrock and Steel House

A typical suburban yard, filled with boulders and rusted steel relics by its demolition expert owner. He says it's just landscaping. One suspended boulder weighs 6.5 tons.

Address:
1905 Garling Drive, Bloomington, IL
Directions:
Southeast of downtown. From US-150/Morrissey Drive turn east at the stoplight onto Lincoln St. Make the third left onto Arlene Ave. Drive one block. The house will be on the right. Private property; visible from the street.
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Yard art.

Bedrock and Steel House

This house has many stone and water features, including a boulder being suspended.

[Keith K, 09/03/2021]

The rock and rusted steel yard art was begun in 2016 by homeowner Tom Kirk, a demolition expert. Some of his subdivision neighbors are aghast, but Tom says it's just his version of landscaping. The suspended boulder weighs 6.5 tons.


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