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Springfield, Missouri: Gigantic Paper Cup (Gone)

Building entrance, and symbol of the epic disposable dishware industry. As of July 2014, the structure was being demolished and reported gone in 2015.

Directions:
Solo. I-44 exit 80A, then drive south on Hwy 44/Glenstone Ave. for around 1.5 miles. Was on the left.
Hours:
Jan. 2015: Reported gone.
Status:
Gone

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Giant Paper Cup Building Entrance

In the 1970s this was a Dixie cup, with the distinctive ring of green teardrop flower petals around the top. Solo acquired Dixie and later became Sweetheart disposable diningware. The name Solo came from the design of the cone cup with a sharp point instead of a flat bottom, which mandated a single (solo) use and thereby helped stem the spread of disease, improved office/plant productivity, and (oh, yeah) sold more paper cups.

The plant closed in 2005 and the cup was demolished in 2015.

[Jack, 05/20/2019]

Big cup.

Gigantic Paper Cup

Building is unoccupied and for sale. Heavy overgrowth and parking lot is fully blocked off. Cup looks a bit dingy but still took a great photo.

[Rachel Ford, 08/10/2014]
Gigantic Paper Cup

It is still there. The building has been purchased by two companies. The north side is being renovated. Not sure who had bought the south. But the cup is still there.

[Cathy, 08/05/2014]

Construction at the cup.

Gigantic Paper Cup (Gone)

This place is either being torn down or refurbished. I can't really tell with all the work vehicles in the front grounds. I parked across the street to take pics. I am from California, so why not keep my adventure going? It's a must take pic, especially if it may not be there long.

[Rshell, 07/17/2014]
Gigantic Paper Cup

This building is being torn down. Equipment is there and razing has begun.

[Marion, 07/13/2014]

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