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170-Foot Ketchup Bottle for Sale in Illinois

"For Sale" sign erected in front of the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup"



    AP Photo/The Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann
    This file photo shows the Brooks giant ketchup bottle water tower in Collinsville, Illinois.

    Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.

    A "For Sale" sign is in front of what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup." It once served as a water tower in the city of Collinsville.

    The asking price for the 65-year-old, 170-foot-tall landmark is $200,000. The warehouse it once served is listed at $300,000.

    The landmark replicates a bottle of Brooks Old Original Rich and Tangy Catsup, which was produced in the buildings beneath the tower. The 100,000-gallon tower held water — never ketchup — and it hasn't been used since Brooks moved out in the early 1960s.

    The plant later became a warehouse.

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