Community Corners 04/13/21: No Chicago Dogs are allowed at this Ketchup Bottle!

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POHOTO: In this July 25, 2014 photo, traffic passes by a water tower in the shape of a ketchup bottle in Collinsville, Ill. The Collinsville water tower is a depiction of Brooks Old Original Rich and Tangy Catsup, which was once produced in the buildings beneath the tower. Now, the sign is for sale. Owner Larry Eckert is asking $500,000 for the 65-year-old, 170-foot (52-meter)-tall landmark and adjacent warehouse. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

WGN Radio’s Andy Masur takes you just south of Collinsville, Illinois, near Route 159, where the location of the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle resides. It’s a 70-foot bottle perched on a 100-foot tower standing as a roadside attraction. It was built as a water tower in 1949 and has survived several attempts at demolition. In 2002 it was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Every year since 1998, there has been a World’s Largest Ketchup Bottle Festival to celebrate it.

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