Logo Landmarks

What Are These Things?

A single question with multiple answers:

  • They are small objects, 4 to 8 inches wide and 3 or 4 inches high, made of wood and typically about 3/4 of an inch thick. 
  • Their purpose is to sit on a surface as a decoration.  They are variously called shelf sitters, window sitters or door frame sitters depending on where you put them in your home or office.
  • They make great gifts for friends who are (or used to be) familar with the building or landmark depicted.
  • Each is a line drawing of a famous, historical or familiar building printed on a piece of wood. 
  • The name of the company that makes many of them is Cat’s Meow.  So they are often called Cat’s Meow figures or simply  Cat’s Meows.
  • There is no relation between these Cat’s Meow figures and the Cat’s Meow store in Sherburne, NY.  They are two completely different companies that happen to have the same name.

There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of Cat’s Meow figures available for various areas around the country.


The following is a comparison of the original building, the line drawing and the back and front of the figure.


003 Picture 1 400

The original building picture (as it looked in 1956).

003 Final 400

The line drawing.

003 Actual Front 400

The front of the actual figure.

003 Actual Back 400

The back of the actual figure.
























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