World's Largest Catsup Bottle, Collinsville

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The World's Largest Catsup BottleĀ® 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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  • September 25, 2017
    Brooks catsup is still available, at least here, but it's not as good as when it was made here. I worked on a farm that grew tomatoes for them & the aroma wafting from the factory when they were cooki...  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    Was in the area so thought we'd check it out.. just an old water tower by a trucking company no where to park really had to turn down a ride to stop take a picture.but it was cool to see to say I stop...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Worlds largest katsup bottle that is actually a water tower!!! How could anyone possibly leave this off their bucket list? This is a much better and enlightened artistic treatment than the standard ug...  more »

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