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Beer Can House

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When he retired in 1968, John Milkovisch began decorating his patio in Houston, TX with pieces of brass, marbles, rocks and buttons. He then paved over his lawn, pressing marbles and other glittery debris into the wet concrete. He then began decorating the house with beer cans that he had been saving for years. Once the house was covered, he started using the beer cans for fences, mobiles, and sculptures.

Milkovisch died in 1988. When his wife passed away in 2001, the house was purchased by the Orange Show Foundation. The house has been restored and turned into a museum. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4.

There is another can-covered house in Silver Spring, MD.

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