Statue of Lenin
Fremont has adopted this phallic and zany-looking rocket sticking out of shoe shop as its community totem. Constructed in the 1950s for...
This whimsical guidepost that points in 16 different directions – including the Troll, the Lenin statue and the Milky Way – appeared...
Fremont Sunday Market
People come from all over town for this market. It features fresh fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, and all kinds of people getting...
A bit of a dive – but a not unpleasant one – this is one of two local live-music stalwarts. It hosts rock primarily for small-name bands...
Recently relocated, Hunger splits its menu four ways: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French, highlighting dishes such as paella,...
cnr N 36th St & Fremont Pl N · interesting places nearby
Statue of Lenin information
Fremont's provocative bronze statue of Lenin was salvaged from the people of Poprad, Czechoslovakia in 1993 who, having suffered for 40 years under communism, were probably glad to see the back of the bearded curmudgeon. It was unearthed by a resident of Issaquah, Washington named Lewis Carpenter who had found it unloved and abandoned in a junkyard while working in Czechoslovakia as an English teacher soon after the Velvet Revolution. Carpenter forked out $13,000 to purchase the fierce 16-ft tall recreation of the wily Bolshevik leader and then put up another $41,000 (by remortgaging his home) to ship it to the US. After Carpenter’s death in 1994, the statue turned up – where else? – in Fremont. It still belongs to the Carpenter family and is allegedly ‘for sale’ for $300,000.