Fremont Rocket

3420 Evanston Avenue N, Seattle, WA

Rocket Sculpture 53' tall installed in 1991

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Fremont Rocket

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 2009

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Description 

The Fremont Rocket is 53' tall sculpture constructed from the tail boom of C-119 Flying Boxcar dressed up with rocket-like fins. It originally graced a military surplus store in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood in the 1950s and was acquired by the Fremont Business Association in 1991. A team of specialists designed the electronic features, structural details and new fins and nose cone.Neon laser pods have been installed on each fin and on the nose and in launch mode steam vapor emanates from the Rocket base. The rocket was installed on the corner of North 36th Street and Evanston Avenue North bearing the Fremont crest and motto, “De Libertas Quirkas” meaning “Freedom to be Peculiar” in 1993

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody