Another find, courtesy of the awesome Roadside America app, we hit this oddity a few weeks back when we were in Princeton for the afternoon. It is a replica of a human molar and stands an impressive 15 feet tall. It is on Sloan Avenue, in front of an industrial-type warehouse facility, across the street from the train station, and was very easy to find. Standing next to it, there are statues of a couple, looking very confused. I would be confused too if I suddenly discovered a fifteen foot tall tooth on the side of the road!
On the opposite side of the highway, we discovered a few more sculptures of a Mariachi Band. They are the creation of J. Seward Johnson (an American artist, and the son of the co-founder of Johnson & Johnson), and they are leased to various cities to display. When they don’t have a tour date, they come back here in the interim, so that was a fun, unexpected perk while we were paying our respects to the tooth.
Also! Right near the dancing couple and the Mariachi Band, there is a big metal statue of King Lear (from Shakespeare), again made by J. Seward Johnson. This one, given its location, was tough to get a picture of (side of the highway, no shoulder, only exit lane, so good luck!).
This Roadside America app is definitely a go-to of mine when we’re hitting the road, whether it’s local or not. Discovering these fun little oddities are a great way to break up some time in the car, like a giant scavenger hunt.
Alright folks, with that I’m off for the weekend. Have an awesome one!