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Pint of Guinness
New York, NY
Cookie Jar House
Glendora, NJ
Libby's Fruit Cocktail Can
Sunnyvale, CA
This giant Pint of Guinness functions as a sign at the Perfect Pint. This Times Square location opened in 2006. For more, see this website. [map]

The Cookie Jar House was built in 1947. It was to be the first of several cookie jar houses but the others were never built. The three stories are connected by a spiral staircase. The round building originally had a flat roof and stucco exterior. The bricks were added later. [map]

The Libby's Fruit Cocktail Can water tower once supplied water to the Libby's plant, the largest cannery in the world. This water tower was built in 1965, replacing the original. The can itself is about 25 feet tall and is painted with a 1935 label. When the cannery was replaced with the Sunnyvale Industrial Park, the City required that the tower be spared. For more, see this website. [map]

Turpentine Can
Lake Placid, FL
Maple Syrup Can [gone]
St. Johnsbury, VT
Giant Budweiser
Lavaca, AR
This giant Turpentine Can is a companion piece to one of the giant murals in town. There are about 36 murals, the first of which was created around 1992. The turpentine industry played an important part in Lake Placid history. This giant can doubles as artwork and trash can. For more, see this website. [map]

The Maple Syrup Can stood in front of Maple Grove Farms when this photo was taken in 2005. The can was blown over in a storm in 2012 and damaged beyond repair. There are no plans to replace it.

The Giant Budweiser is a painted storage silo owned by the Anheuser-Busch distributor at Belle Point Ranch. [photo thanks David Carlson] [map]

Giant Maple Syrup Jugs:
Ferrisburgh, VT
Pittsford, VT

Shasta Can
Hayward, CA
2008: 2014:
The Giant Shasta Can is located at the Shasta Beverages plant. The label was repainted from orange soda to lemon-lime soda. The Can had a Black Cherry label in 2005. [map]

Giant Six-Pack of Beer
La Crosse, WI
Potosi Beer Can
Potosi, WI
The World's Largest Six-Pack of Beer is located at the City Brewery. The cans are over 54 feet tall and are used as holding tanks for beer. They hold enough to fill over seven million cans of beer.

The Six-Pack was installed here by the Heileman Brewery which was founded in 1858 and closed in 1999. When Heileman was bought out by City Brewery, the Old Style painted labels were covered with white paint. The cans are now covered with vinyl La Crosse labels. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Across the street from this Six-Pack is a statue of King Gambrinus, the King of Beer.

This Potosi Beer Can was based on the company's 1950s design. It is installed next to the former Potosi Brewery. The Can is about 40 feet tall. It may have been used as a silo originally. [map]

More Beer Cans:
Coors (Baker City, OR) [gone]
Mami Chula's (Laredo, TX) [originally Pepsi cans]

Campbell's Soup Can
Fort Collins, CO
This Campbell's Soup Can was installed here in 1981 at the Colorado State University Center for the Arts. There was an Andy Warhol exhibit here at the time and the Soup Can was signed by Warhol. These photos are from 2012. The Can was restored in 2013. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Campbell's Soup Can
Eastland, TX
This Campbell's Soup Can was built by Cathi Ball in 2002 for the Eastland Outdoor Art Museum. It is 15 feet tall. The sculpture is a tribute to Andy Warhol and pop art. [map]

Milk Carton [gone]
Ontario, Canada
Milk Carton
Mount Airy, NC
Milk Carton
Goldsboro, NC
Milk Carton [gone]
Fayetteville, NC
Milk Carton
Jacksonville, NC
Milk Carton
Myrtle Beach, SC
Milk Carton
Cleveland, OH
I assume this Canadian Carton is no longer there. There was one in Thunder Bay that served as a ticket booth but its design looks significantly different.

The 12 feet tall Milk Carton in Mount Airy revolves on an eight foot tall pole. It is made of metal and was built in the 1940s for Coble Dairy. In this photo from around 2000, it advertised for the Flav-o-Rich dairy behind it. It has since been repainted to reflect the change to Pet Milk. [map]

The Milk Cartons in Goldboro and Fayetteville are identical to the giant quart in Mount Airy. They no longer revolve. These giant cartons used to advertise for Flav-o-Rich and were repainted for Pet Milk. By 2016, the Goldsboro carton had been painted white. [map]

By 2015, the Fayetteville carton had been painted white. By 2016, it was gone.

The Milk Carton in Jacksonville is the only half gallon version that I know of. This plant was still open in 2012. By 2017, the carton had been painted white. [map]

The Milk Carton in Myrtle Beach looks like it may have revolved, too, at one time. It probably advertised for a milk company at one time (same location?) but now promotes a cold storage facility. [map]

The Milk Carton in Cleveland acts as a sign for the Parkwood Drive Thru, a convenience store. [map]

North
Siskiyou Dairy
Yreka, CA
Sunshine
Dairy Foods
Portland, OR
Houlton Farms
Dairy Bar
Presque Isle, ME
Houlton Farms Dairy Bar
Houlton, ME
Valley Dairy
Grand Forks, ND
The milk carton at the North Siskiyou Dairy had different plastic panels in 2007. [map]

The milk carton at the Sunshine Dairy Foods plant was installed in the early 1960s. It may be the same one that appears in this magazine clipping. [map]

These two Houlton Farms Dairy Bars feature giant milk cartons. I believe these are the only two locations. The Houlton Farms Dairy was established in 1938. [Presque Isle map]; [Houlton map]

There are a few other Valley Dairy convenience stores around town. I don't know if any of them had milk cartons on the roof. [map]

More Giant Milk Cartons & Jugs:
Sylacauga, AL
San Francisco, CA: 1, 2 [building and both cartons gone]
Fair Oaks, IN
Minneapolis, MN
Eden, NC [map]
[map]
Mt. Ulla, NC [map]
Evans City, PA
Toronto, ON [map]
Liverpool, UK

Ice Cream Carton
Memphis, TN
Ice Cream Bucket
Dartmouth, MA
The Memphis Ice Cream Carton bore the Angel Food label until at least 2007 when this photo was taken. The revolving carton measures 15 feet tall by 20 feet wide. It stands in front of what was the Angel Food production plant alongside I-240. The plant has since been taken over by Baskin-Robbins and the cup was repainted in 2009 with their label. For more, see [map]

The Ice Cream Bucket was built in 1929 and originally housed the Gulf Hill Dairy ice cream stand in South Dartmouth. There was once another glass-fronted building for watching the cows being milked. The Bucket's handle blew off during a hurricane in the 1950s. The building was being used by the Children's Museum when the two photos at the left were taken in 2001. When it closed, local residents fought to save it. It was moved to Apponagansett Park in Dartmouth in 2003 where it was restored (2006 photos at right). The building is used to sell ice cream and snacks during special events. [map]

Supreme Coffee & Donut
Seekonk, MA
Cedar Bucket
Oxford, MS
The Supreme Coffee & Donut was originally an ice cream place (Hilton's?). It was built in the 1930s or 1940s and meant to look like an ice cream freezer with a giant handle at the side (now missing). I believe the boxy building was added later. The similarity of this building to the Ice Cream Bucket in Dartmouth described above may indicate that they were built by the same person, around the same time. [map]

This Cedar Bucket was built in 1985 for the Cedar Bucket Furniture Company. It is seven feet tall and six feet wide. [map]

The Bucket (now Patio Burgers & Beer)
Los Angeles, CA

2013:

2015:
The Bucket was built in 1935 and meant to resemble a lunch bucket with a hinged lid. I've read that there was another giant bucket like this down the road. The Bucket closed in 2013. It now houses Patio Burgers & Beer. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Giant Buckets:
Cedar Bucket: 1, 2 (Murfreesboro, TN)
The Freezer (Los Angeles, CA) [vintage; gone]
Kentucky Fried Chicken (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

Treasure Chest
Cave City, KY
This Treasure Chest was built in 1970 by the Long John Silver restaurant chain. It later housed the Treasure Chest Gift Shoppe which later became Big Mike's Treasure Chest. When the store closed, the building was donated to the city. The building was moved near the Convention Center and is now used as the Mammoth City Area Welcome Center. The building has been stripped of its treasure chest hinges and other details. [map]

Gallon Measure
Buchanan, NY
The Gallon Measure was built in 1926 by Ray Gallagher as a gas station. The office was built in the shape of a gallon measuring beaker. These beakers were used to measure oil back in the 1920s. The upper level of the building was used as a sleeping loft for the night shift. The building with bays was added much later when the station was a Texaco. The pumps are gone now but the building is still used as a repair shop. [map]

Pitcher
Lynchburg, VA
Urn
Washburn, WI
Sandy Jug
Portland, OR
Sand Pail
Wildwood Crest, NJ
This Pitcher is about six feet tall and located in the City Cemetery. It was used as a fountain at a local reservoir from 1890-1963. When the reservoir closed, the pitcher was moved to the Water Authority building and then later installed here.

This giant Urn is located at Karlyn's Gallery. [map]

The Sandy Jug was built in 1928 on Sandy Blvd. It was originally known as the Orange Blossom Jug and was part of a complex that included a gas station with a fake 75 feet tall oil derrick. In the 1930s, it became the Sandy Jug restaurant. The circles on the building used to have round Coca-Cola cap signs. It became a bar in the 1950s. Since 2002, the building has housed the Pirate's Cove, a strip club. For awhile, the round cork was painted like an eight-ball. The building was painted red around 2004. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Sand Pail has been here since at least 2008. It now houses a rental business and beach supplies store. Does anyone know when it was built and what business was here originally? [map]

Zuni Pottery
Gallup, NM
Zuni Pottery
Bloomfield, NM
There are many giant sculptures of Zuni Pottery installed around Gallup, Bloomfield, Albuquerque, and Deming. They range in size from five to 12 feet tall. The sculptures were created by Bennie Duran who began making them in 2004. For more, see this website.

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