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By: WomansDay .com on April 11, 2011, 1:02 p.m.
The Hood Milk Bottle, Boston

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The Hood Milk Bottle, Boston

Now part of the Boston Children's Museum, the giant Hood Milk Bottle has been around since 1934. Built by Arthur Ganger as a place to sell his homemade ice cream, it stood on Route 44 in Taunton, Mass., until it was abandoned in 1967. Hood dairy operators later rescued the dilapidated building, refurbished it and donated it to the Boston Children's Museum, where it serves as a snack bar and ice cream stand. It stands 40 feet tall, weighs 15,000 lbs and could hold 58,620 gallons of milk.