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The worlds largest Ketchup bottle sits high above Highway 159 in Collinsville, Illinois on August 28, 2013. The unique 100,000 gallon, 170 foot tall water tower was built in 1949. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT The worlds largest Ketchup bottle sits high above Highway 159 in Collinsville, Illinois on August 28, 2013. The unique 100,000 gallon, 170 foot tall water tower was built in 1949. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
The worlds largest Ketchup bottle sits high above Highway 159 in Collinsville, Illinois on August 28, 2013. The unique 100,000 gallon, 170 foot tall water tower was built in 1949. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT The worlds largest Ketchup bottle sits high above Highway 159 in Collinsville, Illinois on August 28, 2013. The unique 100,000 gallon, 170 foot tall water tower was built in 1949. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT

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.

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