Gardners first giant chair was hammered together about a century ago. The town replaced it twice with even bigger versions and when todays 20Æ-foot-tall construction was finished in the 1970s it was, for a time, the worlds biggest. An Anniston, Ala., chair later took over the throne, but it has since been eclipsed by a whopping 65-foot chair in Manzano, Italy. Gardners is still impressive with its ladder-back slats and reinforced seat. Not to mention that, at 10 feet wide and nine feet deep, its more accommodating than even the plushest La-Z-Boy.130 Elm St., in front of the Helen Mae Sauter Elementary School.