Sunday, October 18, 2009
A giant silo-sized can of New Era potato chips!
This barn's silo in Portland, Michigan was converted to a New Era can in 1950. Soon after, the nearby Interstate-96 opened in 1957 and siphoned off most of the traffic from the highway. The company declined to renew the two-year contract and painted the silo grey after its expiration.
Rain and snow eventually washed off the grey paint and the silo once again became the roadside munchie king (queen?). Around 2004 the owner's brother restored the potato chip can paint job and it looked brand new again. However, Michigan weather has not been kind and continues to "chip" away at the paint. Even so, it has to be the coolest looking silo anywhere. Pin It Now!