Fremont Rocket

Statue in Green Lake & Fremont

Fremont has adopted this phallic and zany-looking rocket grafted onto the corner of shoe shop as its community totem. Constructed in the 1950s for use in the Cold War, the rocket was plagued with engineering difficulties and never actually went anywhere, leaving its constructors with the unfortunate problem of ‘not being able to get it up.’

Before coming to Fremont, it was temporarily affixed to an army surplus store in Belltown. When the store went out of business in 1993, the Fremont Business Association snapped it up.