Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: Giant Paint Can

An old storage tank meant to advertise a new paint store.
Mt. Rock Rd, Shippensburg, PA
I-81 exit 24. Faces the southbound lanes.
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Giant paint can.

Giant Paint Can

It's still there and very big! Right on the side of the road on the way to Tiny Word. If you miss it you shouldn't be driving!

[Cris Swanlund, 10/14/2008]
Giant Paint Can

In 2007 there was a flash flood that overtook the area and I-81 right beside it. The water was so high and moving so fast that it picked the paint can off of the foundation and it ended up in the middle of the interstate! It is back in its place now, and rumor has it that they are actually filling it with water.

[Sam, 02/18/2008]

The big can of paint.

Giant Paint Can

That's so much paint!

[Maeve Sullivan, 01/21/2008]

Night view of paint can.

Giant Paint Can

The big paint can was a way to transform the storage tank of the previous owner into an ad for the paint store that is now located there. The [porno] picketers [on the other side of the highway] are no longer there, but the gentlemen's club and adult book store are still an embarrassment to the locals.

[Sam Saddler, 04/16/2006]

Photo added Jan 2008.

Paint can.

Giant paint can

Off Interstate 81 southbound lanes at old exit 9, there's a big refinery-style tank painted to look like a can of latex housepaint to advertise a company there that produces paint, apparently.

[Jay Votel, 08/11/2001]

It's a storage tank on west side of I-81 converted into Moor-Glo can, with label, lid and handle. At the Benjamin Moore Plant. Impossible to get a picture, so be prepared with a telephoto out the car window.

From a hypertour in 1996, we have this interesting note: "At the 696 exit across from the can, there was a hand-painted sign: 'PORNO PROTEST THIS EXIT.' On the east side of I-81 is a new strip joint. While protestors picketed in day-glo orange vests out front, tattooed beauties sunbathed out back, facing the can. There's nowhere to park without being arrested or set upon by the protestors!"

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