Anacostia in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The World’s Largest Chair
The chair made of solid Honduras mahogany is 19½ feet tall and weighs 4600 pounds. Designer: Leo M. Jiranek Builder: J.E. Bassett, Jr.
Erected 1959 by Bassett Furniture Industries.
Location. 38° 51.925′ N, 76° 59.38′ W. Marker is in Anacostia, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Martin Luther King Avenue, SE near V Street, SE, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Big Chair (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Big Chair (a few steps from this marker); Mother Churches and Their Daughters (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crossing Lines (about 800 feet away); Booth's Escape (approx. 0.2 miles away); Uniontown, DC's First Suburb (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sage of Anacostia (approx. ¼ mile away); A Museum for the Community (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Anacostia.
More about this marker. The chair became an Anacostia landmark
Also see . . . The Return of the Big Chair: A Very Big Deal. 2006 Washington Post article by Paul Schwartzman. (Submitted on February 16, 2008.)
Additional keywords. Furntiture, Retailing
Categories. • 20th Century • Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Man-Made Features •
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