Beer Can House
The Beer Can House began as an unusual hobby for a retired upholsterer John Milkovisch in 1968. After replacing his yard with marbles, rocks and metal pieces in concrete and wood because he "got sick of mowing the grass," Milkovisch turned his attention to the house. Over the years, he covered the siding with an estimated 50,000 beer cans and created in the process a completely original Houston landmark. After the death of Milkovisch and his wife, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art acquired the house and embarked on a multi-year restoration completed in 2008. Visitors can now check out the house and grounds on weekends, either on their own or via guided tours.