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. Touch 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); Transit and Trade (within shouting distance of this marker); A Neighborhood Oasis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother Churches and Their Daughters (about 600 feet away); Rose's Row (about 700 feet away); Crossing Lines (about 800 feet away); Booth's Escape (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,741 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on February 17, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.