August 11, 2009 – World’s Largest Catsup Bottle
Needless to say, I lovely quirky attractions… So as a surprise to no one, while I was doing research about things to do in Illinois and came across the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, I just HAD to go see that thing! I had so much fun in the small lovely town of Collinsville, Illinois. We even found a little shop that sold Catsup Bottle souvenirs! I bought a few little things and even a t-shirt which is my new favorite shirt to wear way too often. :) Here is the image of the shirt I got… Is it not just the best design ever??
The description of just what the Catsup Bottle is according to the official website:
“The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle® stands proudly next to Route 159, just south of downtown Collinsville, Illinois. This unique 170 ft. tall water tower was built in 1949 by the W.E. Caldwell Company for the G.S. Suppiger catsup bottling plant – bottlers of Brooks old original rich & tangy catsup.
In 1995, due to the efforts of the Catsup Bottle Preservation Group, this landmark roadside attraction was saved from demolition and beautifully restored to its original appearance.
Recognized the world over as an excellent example of 20th century roadside Americana, the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle regularly garners national attention and attracts visitors and tourists every day.
In August of 2002 it was named to the National Register of Historic Places.”
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