Houston's famous beer can house

Former owner John Milkovisch covered the outside on the house with

siding made of cut and flatten beer cans and garlands made from the

lids. The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, a local nonprofit that

preserves art installations in the city, bought the property about 10

years ago, restored the house and it opened it to the public.

The back of Houston's Beer Can House. Click on a photo to go to a slideshow.
Beer by beer, Houston home morphs into landmark
The back of Houston's Beer Can House. Click on a photo to go to a slideshow.
"I really thought that the Beer Can House would just be some junky old novelty that tourists flocked to," <a href="https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2fbit.ly%2f160tyin%26quot%3b&t=1526917938&sig=Fv3XRHyrLWOj9cJUATJx_A--~D rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:writes Wendy Underwood in her Flickr caption" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">writes Wendy Underwood in her Flickr caption</a>. "It's actually a cool piece of folk art with some really great stories behind it." <a href="http://yhoo.it/14efE06" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.</a>
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"I really thought that the Beer Can House would just be some junky old novelty that tourists flocked to," writes Wendy Underwood in her Flickr caption. "It's actually a cool piece of folk art with some really great stories behind it." Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.
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The interior of the house. <a href="https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2fyhoo.it%2f14efE06%26quot%3b&t=1526917938&sig=klZWauz1ODG6rntIoiN1WQ--~D rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.</a>
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The interior of the house. Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.
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Art in the backyard. <a href="https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2fyhoo.it%2f14efE06%26quot%3b&t=1526917938&sig=klZWauz1ODG6rntIoiN1WQ--~D rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.</a>
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Art in the backyard. Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.
"Even a beer can sidewalk," <a href="https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2fbit.ly%2f12z8Fho%26quot%3b&t=1526917938&sig=I5W2nnkWmS6gFfzKcC54vw--~D rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:marvels Flickr photographer" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">marvels Flickr photographer</a> shawvanmarie. <br><br><br><a href="http://yhoo.it/14efE06" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.</a>
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"Even a beer can sidewalk," marvels Flickr photographer shawvanmarie.


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Windchimes. Some say the house sings in the wind. <a href="https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2fyhoo.it%2f14efE06%26quot%3b&t=1526917938&sig=klZWauz1ODG6rntIoiN1WQ--~D rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.</a>
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Windchimes. Some say the house sings in the wind. Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.
John and Mary Milkovisch's bench. <a href="https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2fyhoo.it%2f14efE06%26quot%3b&t=1526917938&sig=klZWauz1ODG6rntIoiN1WQ--~D rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.</a>
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John and Mary Milkovisch's bench. Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.
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This photo is titled <a href="https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2fbit.ly%2f13sYrJb%26quot%3b&t=1526917938&sig=bFQ20sIWwTSRGnTRvAMbAA--~D rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:"Mrs. Milkovisch's Lemon Tree"" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">"Mrs. Milkovisch's Lemon Tree"</a> on Flickr.<br><br> <a href="http://yhoo.it/14efE06" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.</a>
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This photo is titled "Mrs. Milkovisch's Lemon Tree" on Flickr.

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Several signs adorn the property. <a href="https://ec.yimg.com/ec?url=http%3a%2f%2fyhoo.it%2f14efE06%26quot%3b&t=1526917938&sig=klZWauz1ODG6rntIoiN1WQ--~D rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.</a>
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Several signs adorn the property. Read more about Houston's Beer Can House, and see a video about it, from the Associated Press on Yahoo! Homes.
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