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“Outlandish advert, iconic attraction!”
The Shoe House, built in 1948, was by far "Colonel" Mahlon N. Haines' most outlandish advertising gimmick. It is a wood frame structure covered with wire lath and coated with a cement stucco. It measures 48 ft. in length, 17 ft. in width at the widest part and 25 ft. in height. The interior consists of five different levels and contains three bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen and living room. This giant structural advertisement was originally used as a guest house. In the first year after its completion, elderly couples were invited to stay for a weekend and live like "kings and queens" at Haines' expense. The Haines Shoe House went under new ownership in 2015. They offer guided tours and Beck's Ice Cream. Bus groups welcome, please call ahead. No appointment needed for daily tours.
They let you have a tour I've the shoe and you can get ice cream after you can see what they wore you can see some of the original shoes the guy made you can see how he sold them Read more
I visited the Shoe House on a day when it was closed. I really came for the house not the tour or ice cream, but both would have been nice! You can still get a old view from outside the fence,... Read more
Remember the old woman who lived in a shoe? Well, you can find the shoe off of Shoe House Road in York, a roadside attraction that you can almost miss if you're not paying attention while you're... Read more
Haines Shoe House
- Sun, Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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