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A gigantic piece of limestone painted green with a yellow belly like a frog sits at the main entrance to the Hanson limestone quarry on Ardmore Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 


The Frog Rock #3

For decades, this frog-shaped rock sat along Sandpoint Road behind the Hanson Limestone Quarry on the southwestern edge of Fort Wayne, Indiana. As long as anyone can remember, it has been painted like a green frog, with a white or yellow belly, and eyes. Nobody remembers who originally painted the frog, but over the years, it was often repainted when the old paint would begin to look shabby.

The secluded spot where the Frog sat was a popular place for teens to park and make out in their cars, even when my parents were young, as it was just down the street from the now-closed Elmhurst High School.

After the quarry bought all of the land on both sides of Sandpoint Road, the county allowed them to close the road, making the famous rock inaccessible to the public. After many local residents complained to the quarry's management, they moved the Frog to a spot next to the main entrance on Ardmore Avenue in the summer of 2012.

I photographed it a few weeks before I made this photograph, and in the earlier one the frog's paint was almost all worn off. It was repainted soon after, as you can see here. I made this one at sunset.

11-13-12

 

 

 

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