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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts: Big Milk Bottle Building

It's a squat milk bottle, but still 35 feet tall, with an ice cream parlor inside. It's been here since 1936.

Salvador's Ice Cream

460 Smith Neck Rd, South Dartmouth, MA
Salvador's Ice Cream. On the west side of Smith Neck Rd around two miles south of its intersection with Gulf Rd at Apponagansett Bay.
Open only in summer. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Big Milk Can.

Big Milk Can

Salvador's 30 ft. tall milk can was originally located in New Bedford, MA at Salvador's Ice Cream. In 1936, the giant "milk can" was moved from Fort Rodman in New Bedford to where it still stands today on Smith Neck Rd in Dartmouth.

[Melissa Masse, 03/11/2006]

The big milk bottle -- it only looks like a can -- was renovated and reopened as Salvador's Ice Cream parlor in August 2005. Exactly when it was built in New Bedford is unknown; probably in the 1920s.

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