Got $200,000? Giant 170-foot ketchup bottle up for sale
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.The Belleville News-Democrat reports that a "For Sale" sign is in front of what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup." It once served as a water tower in the city of Collinsville.The asking price for the 65-year-old, 170-foot-tall landmark is $200,000. The warehouse it once served is listed at $300,000.The landmark replicates a bottle of Brooks Old Original Rich and Tangy Catsup, which was produced in the buildings beneath the tower. The 100,000-gallon tower held water - never ketchup - and it hasn't been used since Brooks moved out in the early 1960s.The plant later became a warehouse.