Fredosaurus Rex on the South Side

Look what I found because I turned right instead of left on 21st Street. Looking for the Brew House Association to drop off a photograph for the Pittsburgh Society of Artists show opening Friday July 6. It’s going to be a weekend of art openings for me.

It’s Fredosaurus Rex.

He used to be in front of WQED on Fifth Avenue. I didn’t get out of the car but I read there was a trolley on his tail.

Fredosaurus by artist Karen Howell holding Henrietta Pussycat and King Friday XIII in front of the Fred Rogers Company Offices

In 2003 dinosaur sculptures were installed all around the city of Pittsburgh for Dinomite Days “Dinosaurs on Parade” sponsored by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Click to access fred_rex_carnegie.pdf

Photos of other dinosaurs around the city

11 thoughts on “Fredosaurus Rex on the South Side

  1. What a lovely surprise for you. I used to pass WQED and missed it when it moved. Seeing dinosaurs around town always make me smile.

  2. Great find A few days ago I was talking to a man from DC who is impressed by Mr. Rogers especially his testimony before congress. His legacy is forever. All Burghers should be proud.

  3. Minneapolis/St. Paul did a Peanuts-themed sculpture assortment a few years back; dinosaurs are an equally cool selection!

Thanks for your visit. It's always good to hear you stopped by.