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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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  • We stopped and saw this on our way home from vacation. It is even well lit at night. If you like unusual out of the way things you should check this out. 
  • I lived in Collinsville, Illinois, for two years in the 1960s when I was working for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Whenever I went to the grocery store or drugstore, I drove past what was advertised a...  more »
  • One of those "must see" items if you're in the area. It's not everyday that you can see a giant Catsup bottle.