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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  • Who cares. Although it would be nice to see all water towers made into art instead of ugly tanks. Nice to see something different than typical ugly water tank.  more »
  • From my understanding this is the world's largest ketchup bottle, I pass by the ketchup bottle a lot and I see people from many different states taking pictures to see this site, there is no concessio...  more »
  • What can I say... it's a huge catsup bottle! Pretty cool and unique. Get yoself a selfie! Too bad it's not full of ketchup! ;D  more »

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