Williamstown, Kentucky: Metal Tepee

Looking more like a large, silver, geometric cone than a teepee, it reportedly served as a gas station office in the 1950s and has been mysteriously resistant to corrosion ever since.
Address:
US Hwy 25, Williamstown, KY
Directions:
US Hwy 25, 2.5 miles south of Williamstown (or 9 miles north of Corinth), at the point where Hwy 36 breaks off from US Hwy 25 and heads east.
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Tepee. Metal Tepee

The "Metal Tepee" is still in great condition. I passed it on 03/02/09. It's on US-25, 2.5 miles south of Williamstown (or 9 miles north of Corinth), right at the intersection where KY Route 36 breaks off US-25 and heads east. Google Maps (which is often wrong) calls this area "Hilltop, KY".

The white building next to it doesn't really look much like a castle. More like a large white box.

[loungelistener, 02/03/2009]
Metal Tepee

The tepee is actually in Williamstown and served as a gas station office in the '50s and '60s. It sits in front of an abandoned truck stop that resembles a castle.

[Don Martin, 12/02/2008]
Metal Teepee

Does anyone know anything about the apparently abandoned aluminum(or painted galvanized steel..It's been there a long time with no visible corrosion..It doesn't look like stainless steel) tipi along old U.S. 25, between Corinth and Williamstown? I've gone past this thing a bazillion times since around 1974, and it seems to be standing due to some form of arrested entropy -- it hasn't decayed but little since the first time I saw it. No indication as to what it was originally, though it looks like it's being used as junk storage now.

[Scott, 02/05/2000]

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