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Landmark Hood Milk Bottle Outside Boston Children's Museum To Be Renovated

BOSTON (CBS) - The giant Hood milk bottle outside of the Boston Children's Museum is getting some much needed repairs.

The landmark has been a meeting place outside the museum since it was moved there in 1977.

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Hood Milk Bottle delivered to Boston Harbor 1977. (Photo credit: Boston Children's Museum)

According to the museum, the 40-foot tall milk bottle was built in 1934 by Arthur Gagner to sell his homemade ice cream in Taunton. It was a landmark on Route 44 until it was abandoned in 1967. Hood had it fixed up and then donated it to the museum.

The museum said if the bottle was real, it could hold 58,620 gallons of milk.

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The Hood bottle outside the Boston Children's Museum. (WBZ-TV)

The renovations are expected to take about four months.

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