Big Catch Plaza was created as the result of the State Department of Transportation realignment 7th Place S. and S. 219th St. in the 1990s. Dedicated in 1994, the Big Catch statue is based upon a story of a beautiful maiden who was turned into a fish. After a kiss from the fisherman, she turns back into a maiden. The statue with a fisherman holding and kissing a voluptuous fish was a very controversial item when it was unveiled to the public. The statue was created by noted Seattle artist Richard Beyer.