Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: Giant Paint Can

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

Giant Paint Can

This is a fun, quick stop right off of highway 81 and is on the front lawn of a Benjamin Moore paint store. The area around it is well maintained and it is easy to take a quick photo.

[MagsCurious, 08/24/2017]

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.

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