Peanuts On Parade
A Photo Tour Of Snoopy's Doghouse
|Name:||Fishing Snoopy & Eagle Woodstock|
|Sponsor:||River Run Properties|
|Location:||971 Sibley Memorial Highway, Lilydale|
This doghouse statue is on display at 971 Sibley Memorial Highway in Lilydale, just west of the highway MN-13 exit off of I-35E. It was not part of the Doghouse Days of Summer, but was created from the exact same mold. River Run Properties purchased the undecorated statue for $6,000, then hired a local artist to create a scene that reflected the area around their building, which sits atop the river bluffs along the Mississippi River.
|Name:||Dog “E” House|
|Artist:||Eagan Convention & Visitors Bureau|
|Sponsor:||Eagan Convention & Visitors Bureau|
|Location:||Eagan Community Center|
After seeing the Peanuts on Parade events draw over 2-million visitors to Saint Paul, the Eagan Convention and Visitors Bureau wanted to get in on the fun. They sponsored this doghouse statue with the intent of putting it on display within the City of Eagan after the tribute was completed. They wanted an interactive experience that would appeal to kids, so they includes a word scramble and a count the E’s game.
|Name:||For The Celebration Of Arnie Kelsey|
|Location:||Candyland, Wabasha Street, Saint Paul|
This statue, designed by artist Lori Manke-White, is known as For The Celebration Of Arnie Kelsey. It was sponsored by the Candyland store in honor of its founder Arnie Kelsey. This is one of three Peanuts statues on display in front of the store on Wabasha Street in downtown Saint Paul.
|Name:||Life Is For The Birds|
|Artist:||Robert L. Zins|
|Sponsor:||North Country Interiors|
|Location:||100 Block Of 2nd Avenue South, South Saint Paul|
This doghouse statue, called ‘Life Is For The Birds,’ is on display in front of a private home in South Saint Paul. The theme includes trees as the corners of Snoopy’s doghouse, and birdhouses built into the roof. A quote from author Henry van Dyke on the end of the statue states that ‘The woods would be very silent if no birds sang but those that sang best.’
|Name:||Bird In Paradise|
|Location:||Lafayette Park, Saint Paul|
This statue is called Bird In Paradise. It was designed by artist Carol Halloran and was sponsored by Meritex Enterprises. It is shown here on display in Lafayette Park at the north end of the Lafayette Bridge.
|Artist:||Duane and Angie Barnhart|
|Sponsor:||O’Gara’s Bar and Grille, First Federal|
|Location:||Associated Bank, Snelling and Selby, Saint Paul|
‘Sparky’s Neighborhood’ is on display at the Associated Bank lobby at the corner of Snelling and Selby in Saint Paul. Sparky was Charles Schulz’s nickname. The four sides of the doghouse depict scenes from the neighborhood around Snelling and Selby where Schulz grew up in the 1920s and 1930s. This doghouse statue was sponsored by O’Gara’s Bar and Grille and First Federal, and was designed by artists Duane and Angie Barnhart.
|Name:||Home Sibley Home|
|Location:||Sibley Manor, 1311 West Maynard, Saint Paul|
Here is Snoopy and Woodstock in Home Sibley Home. It is located in a courtyard at the Sibley Manor apartment complex in the 4200 block of West 7th Street in Saint Paul. The specific address is 1311 West Maynard. The statue matches the design of the building in the apartment complex. This doghouse was designed by artist Todd Julen and was sponsored by the complex.
|Location:||Gillette Children's Specialty Clinic|
Here is another doghouse statue that shows Snoopy in serious condition, but with a very attentive Woodstock working to help his friend pull through. And if Snoopy needs some counseling as part of his recovery, he is in luck because Lucy charges just 5 cents per session, and the doctor is in. This statue is located in an outdoor plaza at the Gillette Children's Specialty Clinic that is attached to Regions Hospital just north of downtown Saint Paul.
|Sponsor:||Stuart Management Corporation|
|Location:||Woodstone Apartments, 2335 Stewart Ave, Saint Paul, MN|
Here we see the doghouse statue named ‘Snooperintendent’, where Snoopy is the building super for a very stately apartment building. While Woodstock is missing from the top of Snoopy's stomach, we do see Woodstock and many of his bird friends in the windows of the building.
|Location:||Alliance Bank, 55 East 5th Street, Saint Paul|
This doghouse is on display in the first floor entryway of the Alliance Bank Center in downtown Saint Paul. This statue is not decorated in original artwork from the Peanuts On Parade tribute. Rather, this is either a custom made statue from the same molds, or it is one of the originals that has been redecorated. The information label had been covered over, so it will remain a mystery.
|Sponsor:||Molin Concrete Products|
|Location:||Chain of Lakes YMCA, Lino Lakes|
This doghouse, on display in front of the Chain of Lakes YMCA in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, is titled ‘Valkommen’. It was sponsored by Molin Concrete Products. This company was originally founded in 1897 by John Molin, who immigrated to the US from Sweden, thus the Swedish theme of the statue, including the flag that Woodstock is holding. The artist is Danielle Ferrin, who designed several other statues in the Peanuts on Parade series, including two other doghouses.
|Name:||Wiggles And Giggles|
|Location:||5-8 Club, 6351 Douglas Court North, Champlin|
Here we seen Snoopy and Woodstock in ‘Wiggles And Giggles’, a very playful theme designed by artist Ann Lasky. This doghouse was sponsored by Western Petroleum, a large independent gas and oil distributor headquartered in the Twin Cities. It is now on display in front of the 5-8 Club, famous for their Juicy Lucy cheeseburger, located at 6351 Douglas Court North in Champlin, Minnesota.
|Name:||Mom’s Keys To Home Cookin’|
|Sponsor:||Keys Cafe & Bakery|
|Location:||Keys Cafe, Woodbury|
Mom’s Keys To Home Cookin’ is one of five Peanuts On Parade statues on display at the Keys Cafe in Woodbury. This statue, designed by TivoliToo and sponsored by Keys Cafe, features a menu on the back side of Snoopy’s Doghouse.
|Name:||It Was A Dark And Stormy Night|
|Sponsor:||Half Price Books|
|Location:||Half Price Books, 2041 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul|
This statue is called It Was A Dark And Stormy Night, a tribute to Snoopy’s best selling novel. This book-themed statue was designed by artist Kim Cope and was sponsored by Half Price Books, where I found it on display at the entrance to their parking lot at 2041 Ford Parkway. Woodstock and Snoopy’s typewriter are missing from the statue, and the words have faded off of the cover of Snoopy’s novel (the white rectangle on the roof).
|Name:||Snoopy Gets Growing|
|Sponsor:||Linder’s Greenhouses, Garden Center, Flower Marts, & Landscaping|
|Location:||Linder’s Garden Center, 270 West Larpenteur Avenue, St. Paul|
‘Snoopy Gets Growing’ is a garden themed doghouse that is on display at Linder’s Garden Center on Larpenteur in Saint Paul. I had heard about this statue several years ago, but it had been off display, reportedly for repairs. I was alerted by another Snoopy Spotter that it was back on display on Labor Day weekend in 2013. Linder’s is a huge garden center that is a regional destination for both weekend gardeners as well as those who are very serious about landscaping and gardening.
|Name:||Home Of Woodstock, Snoopy & Juicy Lucy|
|Sponsor:||5-8 Tavern & Grill|
|Location:||5-8 Tavern & Grill, 2289 Minnehaha Ave, Saint Paul, MN|
The 5-8 Club is the home of the Juicy Lucy, a type of cheeseburger that was invented here in Minnesota. We see the food theme in several places on this doghouse statue that was sponsored by the 5-8 Club, such as the table clothe roof, Woodstock's lunch, and the cheeseburgers in the center of the sunflowers.
|Name:||No Luck At The Lake|
|Sponsor:||Joe’s Sporting Goods|
|Location:||Joe’s Sporting Goods, 33 Country Road B East, Little Canada|
Here we see Snoopy and Woodstock dressed up for fishing in another outdoor themed doghouse statue. This one is called ‘No Luck At The Lake.’ It was designed by artist Danielle Ferrin, and it was sponsored by Joe’s Sporting Goods. I found it on display outside of Joe’s Sporting Goods on County Road B, just off of highway MN-36 between Rice Street and Interstate highway I-35E.
|Name:||Dog Gone Green|
|Location:||District Energy, 76 Kellogg Boulevard West, Saint Paul|
A colorful doghouse statue is located near the entrance of the offices of District Energy at 76 Kellogg Boulevard West in downtown Saint Paul. This statue, named Dog Gone Green, was designed by artist Marla Gamble and is sponsored by District Energy.
|Name:||There’s No Space Like Home|
|Location:||Saint Paul Children’s Museum|
This doghouse, on display outside of the Saint Paul Children’s Museum, is titled ‘There’s No Space Like Home.’ The statue was designed by the crew at Tivoli Too Studios, who also manufactured all of the Peanuts On Parade statues, and was sponsored by Tol-O-Matic, Inc. I had never heard of Tol-O-Matic before, but it turns out that they are a 50 year old company that is an industry leader in servos, steppers, actuators and linear motion controllers. While it is not unusual to see Snoopy dressed for space flight, in this case, we see Woodstock wearing a spacesuit.
|Sponsor:||Lancer Service Auto Care, Lander Sherman Urban Development|
|Location:||Lancer Auto Care, 270 East 8th Street, Saint Paul|
This statue, called ‘Car-tooned’, is on display outside of Lancer Auto Care at 270 East 8th Street in Saint Paul. Designed by artist Bill Hueg, this car-themed doghouse was sponsored by Lancer Service Auto Care and Lander Sherman Urban Development. This photo was taken shortly before Halloween and was dressed up in an autumn motif with a bale of straw, corn stalks, and ripe garden veggies.
|Name:||Home, Sweet Home|
|Sponsor:||Saint Anthony Park Bank and The Sewell Family|
|Location:||Humane Society Adoption Center, 9785 Hudson Road, Woodbury|
Home, Sweet Home, designed by artist Sabra Khan, features images of cats and dogs in addition to Snoopy and Woodstock. It was sponsored by the Saint Anthony Park Bank and The Sewell Family on behalf of the Humane Society for Companion Animals. It is currently on display in front of the Humane Society Adoption Center at 9785 Hudson Road in Woodbury.
|Name:||Snoopy On Ice|
|Artist:||Roxane Klepperich and Jennifer Kingsbury|
|Sponsor:||Billy’s On Grand|
|Location:||Billy’s On Grand, Saint Paul|
This state, called Snoopy On Ice, features the names of the players on the US Olympic hockey team from the miracle on ice in 1980. It was sponsored by Billy’s On Grand, where it is on display on the sidewalk in front of the building at Grand and Victoria. The statue was designed by artists Roxane Klepperich and Jennifer Kingsbury.
|Name:||Joe Camper And The Beak Squad|
|Artist:||Best Buy Design Team|
|Sponsor:||Best Buy Company, Inc|
|Location:||Best Buy, 7601 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN|
Snoopy's doghouse is dressed up as a northern Minnesota lodge in this very elaborately decorated statue, which includes evergreen trees, Charlie Brown as a park ranger, and group of Beagle Scout birds. We also see examples of the technology sold by Best Buy, including a MP3 player, GPS, laptop computer, and a DVD player. The result is an excellent example of how Best Buy is at the intersection of technology and life. Note that the Best Buy headquarters building is not open to the general public.
|Artist:||Marian Bluhm and Sarah Block|
|Sponsor:||Wild Tymes Bar & Grill|
|Location:||Wild Tymes Bar & Grill, Saint Paul|
Snoopy’s Clubhouse is on display at the Wild Tymes Bar & Grill in downtown Saint Paul. The hamburger themed statue was designed by artists Marian Bluhm and Sarah Block, and was sponsored by Wild Tymes.
|Name:||Dog In Training|
|Location:||Saint Paul Union Depot, Historic Stairway|
The newly redecorated ‘Dog In Training’ was unveiled on the morning of December 8, 2012, as part of the grand re-opening of the Saint Paul Union Depot. The depot was built between 1917 and 1923, and served passenger rail until 1971. It was then converted into postal service use until 2011. After $238-million was poured into the structure, plus millions more to move the postal processing to Eagan and a billion for light rail, this magnificent structure is once again open as a passenger transit hub. The doghouse statue was originally red and featured a locomotive theme. It was redecorated in a Union Depot theme with a golden roof by the same artist who originally decorated the statue, Toni Dachis. It was originally sponsored by JAS Apartments. While it is nice that this statue was renovated after being heavily vandalized, being a Snoopy purist, I wonder if I would have preferred to see it restored to its original theme?
|Name:||Good To Go...After My Nap|
|Artist:||Robert L. Zins|
|Location:||ProX Pharmacy, South Saint Paul|
This statue, located inside the ProX Pharmacy in South Saint Paul, is called Good To Go...After My Nap. It was sponsored by the pharmacy and was designed by artist Robert Zins.
|Name:||Cold Feet, Warm Thoughts|
|Artist:||Wanda Mumm, Laurri Olson, & Team|
|Sponsor:||Colima Development, Sun Country, Hobbit Travel, GMACRFC, Fredrikson & Byron, Ecolab, Castaneda Williams|
|Location:||MSP Airport, Terminal 1, Door 6, Baggage Claim Level|
The full name of this doghouse statue is ‘Cold Feet, Warm Thoughts - Manzanillo, Colima - Saint Paul, MN Sister City.’ It is one of two statues that were sponsored by a coalition of local firms involved with the development of the Cascadas de Manzanillo real estate development at Santiago Bay in Mexico. A Snoopy statue called ‘Fisherman Snoopy’ was sent to Colima, while this doghouse, which is decorated with both Minnesota and Mexican themes, was put on display at the Hubert Humphrey Terminal at the MSP Airport. The statue was located near gate H3 in Terminal 2 for many years, but was moved in November, 2012, to a children’s play area in Terminal 1 near door #6 on the baggage claim level. Of the three Peanuts statues located in Terminal 1, this is the only one that can be visited without passing through a TSA checkpoint as a ticketed passenger.
|Artist:||Staff Of IKEA Store|
Here is Snoopy and Woodstock staring in Swede Dreams. This statue was designed and sponsored by the staff of the IKEA store in Bloomington, where it is on display.
|Name:||Big League Dreamin’|
|Location:||Private Home In Saint Louis Park, MN|
This baseball themed doghouse, ‘Big League Dreamin’’ features artwork, uniforms, and logos from throughout the history of the Minnesota Twins ball club. It also includes autographs from notable Twins players such as Tori Hunter and Cory Koskie. Snoopy is also dressed as a Twins player complete with a hat, uniform, and cleats on his feet.
Note, this statue has moved to join the collection at the Anoka County Farms. It is on display when the farm is open to the public on weekends in the autumn.
|Name:||Snoopy’s Wild And Woodstock Rocks|
|Sponsor:||Minnesota Wild, Xcel Energy Center|
|Location:||Xcel Energy Center|
Here is Snoopy dressed up in hockey gear as he and Woodstock appear in the statue named ‘Snoopy’s Wild And Woodstock Rocks At The Xcel Energy Center’, sponsored by the Minnesota Wild and the Xcel Energy Center and designed by the TivoliToo studio. The doghouse, located near the Minnesota Wild gift shop at the Xcel Center, is painted to look exactly like the southeast entrance to the arena.
|Name:||Hamline’s Sesquicentennial Class - Doggone It|
|Location:||Hamline University, Klas Center|
This doghouse is known as ‘Hamline’s Sesquicentennial Class - Doggone It!’ Designed by artist Toni Dachis and sponsored by Hamline University, it is dressed up to resemble Old Main Hall in the center of Hamline’s Saint Paul Campus. Hamline celebrated 150 years of operation. It is the state’s oldest university, and one of the top rated. The statue is located in front of the Klas Center, part of the Hamline stadium complex.
|Name:||Dog Nap At The Fair|
|Sponsor:||Minnesota State Fair|
|Location:||Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Admin Too Building|
Here we see Snoopy and Woodstock enjoying a warm summer afternoon lounging on top of Snoopy’s doghouse. This piece, designed by artist Neil Boltik has artwork that exactly matches the scenery of the green space outside of the Admin Too building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The effect works very well.
|Artist:||Steve Gamache & Family|
|Sponsor:||Grand Avenue Veterinary Center|
|Location:||Grand Avenue Veterinary Center, Saint Paul|
Here we see Snoopy as the Patient Puppy. Woodstock is playing the part of the veterinarian, while Snoopy has an I-V and his ears are bandaged. I am not sure what happened to Snoopy, but he seems to be in good hands in front of the Grand Avenue Veterinary Center. The statue was designed by artist Steve Gamache and his family.
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