- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A giant metal paint can that has been a part of the commercial landscape in South Charleston since 1963 is coming down.

On Friday, crews will remove the local landmark.

The paint can was added to the former Evans Lumber Co. building when paint was a big part of the business.

The Charleston Gazette (https://bit.ly/18Y8JeF ) says the building and an adjacent property were sold in 2012 amid competition from big box retailers. But the paint can lived on.

South Charleston Mayor Frank Mullens was born the same year the paint can went up. He calls it part of South Charleston’s history.

The building is now home to a pipe company. The owner intends to transform the can into a giant water pipe and remounting it on the roof.


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