See also: Ketchup
(Catsup, ketchup, catchup)
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 for Collinsville, and attracts visitors and tourists every day.
In August of 2002 it was named to the National Register of Historic Places.
An annual World's Largest Catsup Bottle Summerfest Birthday Party is held each year.
For details, check their website www.catsupbottle.com/
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