World’s Largest Catsup Bottle
800 South Morrison Avenue
submitted by: Thomas Southwood
Big thanks to Tom for adding the giant Brooks Catsup bottle to our collection! This giant example of America’s favorite non-Newtonian fluid has been on my “to do” list for quite awhile 🙂
The Brooks water tank was constructed in 1949, according to the Collinsville Catsup Bottle Fan Club.
In 1993, long after the facility had stopped producing catsup, the Catsup Bottle Preservation Group began raising funds to restore the iconic landmark. Restoration was completed in 1995 and the water tower was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
For the past 13 years, Collinsville has been the host of the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival. Visit the festival online for photos, videos, and history. Plan your trip for 2012!
Catsup Bottle Tower Specs:
– 170 feet tall in total (100 ft tall steel legs + the 70 ft steel bottle)
– The bottle is 25 ft at the base and 8 ft at the cap.
– The water tower has a 100,000 gallon capacity.