Iggy the Iguana is a forty-foot-long, 1,600-pound sculpture by artist Bob Wade of Texas. But for thirteen years Iggy lived in New Yawk City, where he lurked (loiked?) atop the Lone Star Cafe. Then he escaped and migrated south, possibly in search of authentic chicken-fried steak. In 2010 Iggy found a new home at the Fort Worth zoo. He was lowered into place by a helicopter. Oh, brother—forty-foot flying lizards. Now the nightmares will start all over again . . .
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About the HeaderPhoto from about 1910 looks north on Houston Street from just below 10th Street.