Does tower of ketchup need mountain of mustard?
How would you like to own a huge ketchup bottle?
A "For Sale" sign is in front of what might be the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup." The bottle once served as a water tower in the city of Collinsville, Ill.
It's 65 years old. And it's tall, 170 feet. The asking price is $200,000. A warehouse next to it is also for sale, at $300,000.
Brooks Old Original Rich and Tangy Catsup was produced in the buildings beneath the tower. The 100,000-gallon tower held water never ketchup. It hasn't been used since Brooks moved out about 50 years ago.
The plant became a warehouse used for shipping and trucking operations. Larry Eckert, the company's owner, considered selling the ketchup bottle and warehouse separately. Then he decided one can't go without the other.
Eckert said the ketchup bottle is on the National Register of Historic Places. He expects the eventual buyer to preserve it.