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Beer Can House

 
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Beer Can House

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222 Malone St
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Admission to the grounds costs $1, or $5 for a guided tour which includes the home.
Opening Hours
  • Mon Closed Closed now
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fashioned by a retiree with a truly monumental love of beer, this otherwise ordinary tract house shimmers in the sunshine, tinkles in the wind, and draws curious visitors from all over the country. John Milkovisch, who passed on in 1988, hated lawn mowing and house painting, so in the late '60s he paved over the yard with concrete and began cladding the wooden bungalow with his own homespun aluminum siding -- flattened Budweiser, Texas Pride, Shiner, Coors, and Busch cans, generally whatever he found on sale. Later, he added streamers from the eaves made of strung-together pull tabs, as well as other decorative touches. The Beer Can House, considered by the cognoscenti to be an outstanding example of "outsider" folk art, has been restored and is open to visitors Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 PM. Admission to the grounds costs $1, or $5 for a guided tour which includes the home.  Just a few blocks away, at 5420 Floyd Street, you'll find another curiosity known as Tempietto Zeni (pronounced "zany"), a corrugated metal home featuring culvert pipes as Ionic columns, upside-down water spigots, and numerous other whimsical flourishes.

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