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Art Environments in the United States
No Longer Extant
or in Severe Disrepair


NOTES:

* In several cases, remnants from art environments no longer extant are preserved in museum or private collections.
* Art environments either in severe disrepair or with remnants that still exist on the original site are noted in bold italics.


ALABAMA

  Gordon's Luncheonette, Shoe Shine & Patio, Montgomery

  Rev. George Kornegay's House of the Apocalypse, Brent

  Henry Hall's Pink House, Mobile

ARIZONA

  Della Wilcox's God's Little Acre, Tucson

  Gus Brethauer's Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Phoenix

  Jerry Hall's World of Imagination, Tucson

CALIFORNIA

  John Abduljaami's Sculpture Studio, Oakland

  Duke Cahlll's Sculpture Yard, Sacramento

  John Guidici's Capidro, Palo Alto

  Albert Glade's Enchanted Garden, Chico

  Sanford Darling's House of 1,000 Paintings, Santa Barbara

  Peter Mason Bond's Peace Garden, San Francisco

  Calvin and Ruby Black's Possum Trot, Yermo

  Dianne & Lew Harris's Tenth Wonder of the World, Los Angeles

  Charley Kasling's World of Lost Art, Imperial County

COLORADO

  Swetsville Zoo, Fort Collins

  World's Wonder View Tower, Genoa

CONNECTICUT

  Clark Coe's Killingworth Images, Killingworth

  Elizabeth Tashjian's Nut Museum, Old Lyme

FLORIDA

  The Shell Fence, St. Petersburg

  The Botte Cap Inn, Miami

GEORGIA

  Dilmus Hall's Devil's Drinking Party Yard Show, Athens

  Larry Hall's Empire City (temporary installation), Columbus

  J.B. Lemming's Red, White & Blue Cabin, Trion

ILLINOIS

  Dr. Charles Smith's African-American Heritage Museum, Aurora

  Aldobrando Piacenza's Birdhouse Yard Show, Highwood

  Mitchell Szewczyk's House of Crosses, Chicago

IOWA

  Dan Slaughter's Sculpture Park, McGregor

  Harry Marks' Harry's Dog House, Humesston

  Immaculate Conception Grotto, Carroll

KANSAS

  The Boyce Rock Garden & Museum, Phillipsburg

  Ed Root's Sculpture Yard, Wilson

  David Rousseau's City, Belle Plaine

  Dave Woods' Sculpture Yard, Humboldt

KENTUCKY

  Germantown Backyard, Louisville

  Everhart Maupin's House, Lexington

  Henry Dorsey's The Attraction, Brownsboro

LOUISIANA

  David Butler's House & Yard Show, Patterson

  Emile Riche's Protest Shack, near New Orleans

  Royal Robertson's House, Baldwin

MAINE

  Fred Burns' House, Belfast

  7 Wonders of God's Creatures, Houlton

MICHIGAN

  Bernardo Puzzuoli's Sculpture Garden, Sterling Heights

  Silvio's Italian-American Museum and Pizzaria, Redford

  George T. Zysk's Sign House, Grand Haven

MINNESOTA

  Johnson's Rock Garden, Hendricks

  Joe Suilmann's Museum, Wabasha

MISSISSIPPI

  In-Curiosity, Aberdeen

  Margaret's Grocery, Vicksburg

  L.V. Hull's House, Kosciusko, Mississippi

MISSOURI

  Claude Melton's Christian Nativity Rock Museum, Kearney

  Lewis Greenberg's Holocaust Revisted, Ballwin

  Jesse Howard's Sorehead Hill, West Fulton

MONTANA

  Marcus Wolf's Wolf City, Missoula

NEW JERSEY

  Kea Tawana's Ark, Newark

  J.V.J. Mahalchik's Fabulous Fifty Acres, Mount Holly

  Angelo Nardone's Villa Capri, Nutley

NEW MEXICO

  Casa de Colores, Las Vegas

  Studio Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Chamisal

  Tattoo Tammy's Tiny Town, Madrid / Cerrillos

  Helen's Garden, Santa Fe

NEW YORK

  Moses Ogden's Wonderland, Angelica

  The Totem Tree, Cayuga County

  Joe Furey's Apartment, Brooklyn

  Clarence Schmidt's House of Mirrors, Woodstock

  Bob Smith's Land of Broken Dreams, Liverpool

  The Sculptures of Placido Tobasso, Utica

  The Toy Tower, New York City

NORTH CAROLINA

  James Harold Jennings' Art World, Pinnacle

OHIO

  The (Toledo) Garden of Eden, Toledo

  Baughman Park, near Frazeysburg

  The Flower House, Cleveland

  Winter Zero Swartsel's Bottle Farm, Farmersville

OKLAHOMA

  Irene Gibson Hall's Garden, Eufaula

  Joe Muhlbacher's Bunker, near Cheyenne

OREGON

  Loren Finch's El Fincho Rancho, Agate Beach

SOUTH CAROLINA

  Henri Bernhardt's Yard Sculptures, Spartanburg

  Herron Briggs' Whirligigs, Greenville

SOUTH DAKOTA

  Powers Rock Garden, Chamberlain

TENNESSEE

  Master Barber Shop and Menagerie Museum, Brownsville

  The Minister's Treehouse, Crossville

TEXAS

  The Sculpture Garden of Eliseo Alvarado, San Antonio

  The Eye of the World, Beaumont

  The Fan Man's Third World, Houston

  The Flower Man's House, Houston

  Richard Gilliam's House, San Antonio

  Australia Glenn's House, Dallas

  The Hyde Park Miniature Museum, Houston

  Sam Mirelez's Birdhouse Yard, San Antonio

  Beauty Bee Palmer's Pray House, Dallas

  Ray's Ornamental Gardens, Stephenville

  Charlie Stagg's A.V. Stagg Art Studio

  Ida Kingsbury's House, Pasadena

  The Sculpture Garden of Beatrice Ximenez, Floresville

UTAH

  Ralphael Plescia's Christian School, Salt Lake City

VIRGINIA

  "Cedar Creek" Charlie's House, Lebanon

  Kermit Bishop's Garden, Big Stone Gap

WASHINGTON

  Richart's Ruins (The Art Yard), Centralia

  The Rainbow House, Vancouver

  Walker Rock Garden, Seattle

WISCONSIN

  Paul Hefti's Yard, La Crosse

  St. Stanislaus Rock Garden, Berlin

  Albert Zahn's Bird's Park, Bailey's Harbor

  Mollie Jenson's Zoo and Museum, River Falls

  Rudy Rotter's Museum of Sculpture, Manitowoc

  Tony's Fan Fair, Stevens Point

  Mona Webb's Wayhouse of Light, Madison

WYOMING

  Mel Gould's Buryville, Cheyenne

  Sarasville, Cheyenne

BONUS: MEXICO

  Juan O'Gorman's Casa Cueva, Mexico City

all photos copyright Lawrence Harris




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