- The Washington Times - Monday, July 29, 2013

A house made of beer cans that hails from Great Depression-era days has now morphed into something more inspirational — a piece of folk history that tops Houston’s landmark list.

The Beer Can House is now open to the public as a tour site. The structure, covered in flattened beer cans, served as the home of John and Mary Milkovisch, The Associated Press reported.

The couple started the project in 1968 as a small structure to provide shade to drink afternoon beers, AP reported.

It grew into something larger — and 17 months later, the house was coated in empty beer cans.

The official in charge of the home’s restoration, Ruben Guevara, with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, says Mr. Milkovisch never quite understood why people were so interested in his project.

Beer bottles and different parts of beer cans line a fence in the yard of the beer can house, a Houston landmark, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. 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. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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