Seattle in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
The Fremont Troll
The Troll Under the Bridge
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Erected 1990 by The Fremont Arts Council. Etched plaque donated by Acu-line Corporation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1990.
Location. 47° 39.068′ N, 122° 20.844′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is at the intersection of North 36th Street and Troll Avenue North, on the right when traveling east on North 36th Street. Troll Avenue runs under the bridge, which carries Aurora Avenue (State Highway 99) over the Fremont Cut. You can reach The Fremont Troll from Fremont Avenue by turning east onto 36th or 35th streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lenin in Fremont (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fremont Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Westlake and Dexter Historic Shelter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Boeing's Lake Union Seaplane Hangar (approx. one mile away); L'Amourita (approx. 1.1 miles away); Anhalt Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away); Seattle Fisherman's Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); University Library (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
Regarding The Fremont Troll. From Wikipedia:
In 1990, the Fremont Arts Council launched an art competition whose partial goal was to rehabilitate the area under the bridge, which was becoming a dumping ground and haven for drug dealers. The piece, built later that same year, won the competition.
The Troll is a mixed media colossal statue under the north end of the George Washington Memorial Bridge (also known as the Aurora Bridge). It is clutching an actual Volkswagen Beetle, as if it had just swiped it from the roadway above. The vehicle has a California license plate.
Also see . . .
1. Fremont Troll’s web page. (Submitted on November 18, 2016.)
2. Concrete Trolls (not Trowels). This page has photos taken during the Fremont Troll’s creation. (Submitted on November 18, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 98 times this year. Last updated on March 10, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.