Late for the Interurban statue in Seattle, Washington

While those Waiting for the Interurban may be tired of holding out, there are a couple of others down the block who just might be glad that that street car has yet to come. These clowns are Late for the Interurban.

Late for the Interurban, a statue of J.P. Patches and his girlfriend Gertrude in the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington.
Late for the Interurban, a statue of J.P. Patches and his girlfriend Gertrude in the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington.

In 2008 another statue was erected just down the block from the Waiting for the Interurban statue. The J.P. Patches Statue, also dubbed “Late for the Interurban,” is a bronze statue by sculptor Kevin Pettelle that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the J.P. Patches Show and depicts the clown J.P. Patches (as played by Chris Wedes) and his girlfriend Gertrude (as played by Bob Newma) swinging arm in arm.

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Late for the Interurban , a statue of J.P. Patches and his girlfriend Gertrude in the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington.
Late for the Interurban , a statue of J.P. Patches and his girlfriend Gertrude in the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington.

The J.P. Patches Show was a local live children’s TV program that ran for 23 years (from from 1958 to 1981) on KIRO-TV in Seattle. The mostly improved television show was much loved by locals.

Late for the Interurban , a statue of J.P. Patches and his girlfriend Gertrude in the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington.
Late for the Interurban , a statue of J.P. Patches and his girlfriend Gertrude in the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington.
Late for the Interurban , a statue of J.P. Patches and his girlfriend Gertrude in the Fremont area of Seattle, Washington.

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Site: Late for the Interurban
Location: North 34th St. and Fremont Avenue North., Fremont, Seattle, Washington (down the block from Waiting for the Interurban
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
Date: June 29, 2009

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Late for the Interurban is a statue depicting clowns from the J.P. Patches Show near the Waiting for the Interurban statue in Fremont, Seattle, Washington. Visit this weird roadside attraction on a Washington road trip or Seattle vacation. Add a stop in Fremont to you travel itinerary and bucket list.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.