Replica of Robert Wadlow’s Chair in Alton, Illinois

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A replica of Robert Wadlow’s chair stands beside the statue of the World’s tallest man in Alton, Illinois.

Replica of Robert Wadlow's chair in Alton, Illinois. Robert Wadlow was the World's Tallest Man.

“In November 1939, Robert Wadlow visited Virginia on an advertising campaign. Mr. C.L. Smith, President of Galax Furniture Company, saw Robert and was so taken with the apparent discomfort he experiences when sitting in a chair of normal size that he decided to build a chair to accommodate Robert’s unusual frame. The exposed parts of the original chair were made of solid black walnut with the exception of the black posts, which were made of Southern Red Gum. Eleven yards of wine-colored brocatelle were used for the covering. This chair was used by Robert in his home until his death. At that time, the chair was given to Franklin Masonic Lodge in upper Alton, where it remains on display.”

While there, be sure to also check out Robert Wadlow’s birth house next door.

Replica of Robert Wadlow's chair in Alton, Illinois. Robert Wadlow was the World's Tallest Man.
Val sits on the replica of Robert Wadlow's chair in Alton, Illinois. Robert Wadlow was the World's Tallest Man.
Replica of Robert Wadlow's chair in Alton, Illinois. Robert Wadlow was the World's Tallest Man.
Replica of Robert Wadlow's chair in Alton, Illinois. Robert Wadlow was the World's Tallest Man.

Site: Replica of Robert Wadlow’s Chair
Location: 2810 College Ave, Alton, IL 62002
Hours: Daylight Hours
Costs: Free to See
Date: July 15, 2007

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A replica of Robert Wadlow's Chair. The chair used by the world's tallest man, Robert Wadlow, in Alton, Illinois and stands next to his statue. Visit this weird roadside attraction on an Illinois road trip and add it to your bucket lists and travel itineraries of things to do in Illinois.
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A replica of Robert Wadlow’s Chair. The chair used by the world’s tallest man, Robert Wadlow, in Alton, Illinois and stands next to his statue. Visit this weird roadside attraction on an Illinois road trip and add it to your bucket lists and travel itineraries of things to do in Illinois.
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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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