MODERN LIVING: Burger Meister

Along one outside wall of a $535,000 fieldstone-and-redwood building in Phoenix, Ariz., the Navajo Sun God gazes impassively from a glittering 67-by-9-ft. ceramic-tile mosaic depicting the sun's dawn-to-dusk procession through the skies. Around it for the past month has flowed a dawn-to-dusk parade of people and automobiles, drawn by another compelling image: the 12-ft.-high statue of a bright-eyed, chubby child with a brown cowlick, and "Big Boy" emblazoned across his chest.

This is "Bob's, Home of the Big Boy," one of the newest and fanciest hamburger stands in the U.S., decorated by Artist Millard Sheets and owned by the big...

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