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Beer Can House in Houston, Texas

Beer Can House in Houston, Texas

Last summer I decided to take my kids to see some of the parks and museums in downtown Houston.  One thing we kept hearing was you have to see the "Beer Can" house at least once!  My kids thought this was one of the funniest things they have seen in a long time!

So we looked up the address and went to see this "creation" of over 50,000 beer cans!

 

The story goes that John Milkovisch hated to throw anything away, and after years of drinking, both his attic and garage were bursting with empty beer cans. In 1968, he got the bright idea that the cans would make good house siding, and a folk art legend was born. Milkovisch didn't stop with the house. He blanketed the lawn with concrete blocks inlaid with bits of colorful glass. He drilled holes in the redwood fence, filling the spaces with marbles. With the cans' pull-tabs, he created clinking curtains that he hung from the front porch and eaves. More beer cans, wire and found objects became mobiles and lawn art. Altogether, Milkovisch spent 18 years decorating this house.

 


$1 admission to visit the grounds; $5 for a private tour

Address: 222 Malone
Houston TX, 77007
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Phone: 713-926-6368
Link: http://www.orangeshow.org

The Woodlands

 

 

  • #1 Best Selling master-planned community in the state of Texas
  • 27 miles North of Houston
  • 16 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Close to I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion outdoor amphitheater 
  • 190 miles of hike and bike trails
  • Exemplary public schools and Acclaimed private schools
  • Ranked one of the top 10 safest communities in Texas
  • Click here to see a video of "The Woodlands"

 

 

Comment balloon 16 commentsPippa Mac • May 29 2010 06:50PM
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