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by Doug Kerr

"Looking For A Quack"

An extreme example of form following function, the Big Duck was a clever structure built in 1931 by a duck farmer who needed a place to sell ducks and eggs... so naturally, he built an enormous duck and set up shop in its belly. The eyes of the duck, who is 20 feet tall and 30 feet long, were fitted out with tail-lights from a Model T Ford so that they glowed red at night. This attraction has almost become infamous: any building that is shaped like its product is now referred to as a "duck" by scholars of architecture. Today, the duck houses a tourism center, and hosts an annual Holiday Lighting of the Big Duck with singing and refreshments.
Flanders Road, Flanders, NY, United States, 11901
Today: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM Closed Now
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"Looking For A Quack"
An extreme example of form following function, the Big Duck was a clever structure built in 1931 by a duck farmer who needed a place to sell ducks and eggs... so naturally, he built an enormous duck and set up shop in its belly. The eyes of the duck, who is 20 feet tall and 30 feet long, were fitted out with tail-lights from a Model T Ford so that they glowed red at night. This attraction has almost become infamous: any building that is shaped like its product is now referred to as a "duck" by scholars of architecture. Today, the duck houses a tourism center, and hosts an annual Holiday Lighting of the Big Duck with singing and refreshments.
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