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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.
Five stars for the best shoe house I've ever seen! Built in the 1940s, this stucco shoe structure has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and currently you can rent it to spend the night... Read more
Living in Pennsylvania you always are aware of building that look like everyday items. There's the kettle in Bedford and then there is this shoe in York. I wish I would have visited this when it... 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
Haines Shoe House
- Sun, Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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