Beer Can House

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222 Malone St, Houston, TX 77007 222 Malone St, Houston Directions
+17139266368
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See how many beer labels you can count. Craftmanship is more impressive than you would think. And the video is actually worth it.
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It was an interesting place!
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Go in with an open mind, it was a fun experience. Not long at all, about an hour in and out. Great for a pit stop before or after lunch!
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Take your camera!
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The best way to know what's out there!
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Go early awesome tour. Wonderful host
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The house is great and worth the inexpensive $5 to get in too!
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It's the first place I take guests to !
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Be prepared to take photos
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After retiring from his upholstering job at the Southern Pacific Railroad, John Milkovisch spent his free time building structures around his house and drinking beers with his wife Mary. But when he ran out of space for building, he decided to use up his extra beer cans to create a shiny siding for his structures and his house. He began in 1968, and within 20 years he had completely covered his property with an estimated 50,000 aluminum and glass cans. The result was both fashionable and functional, with swaying garlands tinkling in the breeze, strings of cans adding a luster to all surfaces of the house, and the protective weight of the cans even helping cut the house’s energy costs. But you can’t have a house this striking and not get noticed. So pretty soon people began making trips to see this can-covered house, and in 2007, it was moved into the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Now guests can peer inside the house and examine the structures without getting chased by the owner's beer can-covered dog. The house’s guided tours also feature a documentary that covers the history of the project since its inception forty years ago.

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