The World's Largest Catsup Bottle is For Sale

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The World's Largest Catsup Bottle as seen from Route 66. | Google Street View

The world's largest catsup bottle is located in the St. Louis area -- well, Collinsville, Illinois, to be exact. It was built atop a water-tower stand in 1949 as a roadside advertisement for the G.S. Suppiger Catsup Bottling Plant. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

And now, it can be yours for just $500,000.

See also: Collinsville Catsup Bottle Celebration Named One of World's Ten Quirkiest Local Festivals

Without explanation, a "for sale" sign went up last week, listing the property below it, which includes a warehouse and the bottle. As FOX 2 points out, a transportation company has owned the property for more than a decade and even had it restored.

The World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival was two weeks ago, where four-year-old Collinsville resident Sophia Lewis was named Little Princess Tomato. If that isn't just the cutest thing ever, we don't know what is.

The nonprofit organization that promotes the water-tower-cum-catsup bottle did not immediately respond to emails for comment, but we'll update if we speak to them. In the meantime, you can call 618-385-1138 to make an offer.

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Dahmen Piotraschke
Dahmen Piotraschke

The small property has a well built storage, the catsup bottle will stay up.

Sandi Ebert Lipina
Sandi Ebert Lipina

Debi Partney Adams - should we pool our money together and put it in Oakville?

Deana Flower Bollinger
Deana Flower Bollinger

If you grew up around the catsup bottle you would understand why it should stay where it is, that is all I have to say about that :)

Linda SansSouci
Linda SansSouci

I've never seen this landmark; but all I know is that Brooks catsup is the only kind I will buy. It really is better than the others, in my opinion.

Sylvio Roberts
Sylvio Roberts

It's a friggin eyesore not unlike all the races lawn ornaments in Illinois, scrap it!

Don Lanier
Don Lanier

its not in St Louis, Thats Collinsville IL .....and this landmark should be saved....

Lea Jnice
Lea Jnice

I grew up in c-vile...The city museum should buy it... Put it on the roof.

Sarah Elizabeth Mayoral
Sarah Elizabeth Mayoral

The HotDog Man owner of The Worlds Largest Hot Dog Cart in Washington Missouri needs this!!!

Lindsey Brookman
Lindsey Brookman

Haha.... I mean what if that fell over and ketchup got all over everything!!?? Sarah Milburn

Ray Cordoba
Ray Cordoba

I cant believe they would do something like this!. hows this town going to get by without an identity based around stupid Americana.

Chris Bergh
Chris Bergh

John Kerry need to snatch that up! He can ride around in it when he goes to negotiate with world leaders.

rettamichaels
rettamichaels

Man, my gay side is singing showtoons all of a sudden! 


You say tomato, I say tomahto....


You call it catsup, I call it ketchup

Let's call the whole thing off. 

Christy Wilson-Crump
Christy Wilson-Crump

$500,000 is a lil steep for a rusty old catsup bottle..if its worth that much to buy imagine the revenue it brings in as a tourist attraction and historical landmark..LEAVE IT BE

Lynn Croxton
Lynn Croxton

No! The Metro East has so little. Please don't take my Ketchup away. ;)

Rebecca Willeford Viall
Rebecca Willeford Viall

The sellers should post this to a few Twilight fan sites. (No, we can't let it go yet. Don't judge.) They'd probably crowd source the funding.

Tim Corkill
Tim Corkill

scrap it and build a Toyota out of it

Todd Kussman
Todd Kussman

Would look just fine on top of City Museum!

Natasha Mayton
Natasha Mayton

Lisa Callahan, this too can be yours. \U0001f609

Jaimie Vaughan
Jaimie Vaughan

WHAT is the difference between Catsup and Ketchup??

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