World's Largest Teapot - Chester, WV
The postcard below and to the right gives a brief description of the teapot on the reverse:
12 Feet in Height, 44 Feet in Width. "The Teapot" was originally brought to Chester, West Virginia to represent the largest pottery industry in the world at one time. It was a hires Root Beer Barrel advertisement and, in 1938, was brought in to Chester where it was converted to a teapot. In 1990, its restoration was completed by a group of citizens from the City of Chester, WV.

It originally sat on Carloina Ave, but was moved next to the Jennings Randolph Bridge and restored in 1990. Since then there have been two more restorations.

World's Largest Teapot postcard from the 1950s.
This is a colorized version of a black and white postcard.

World's Largest Teapot postcard from the 1990s.
The little teapot/creamer on the left is presently in City Hall.

Advert for the Ed Tice Food Mart. 118 Carolina Ave, Chester, WV. In the background is
the Teapot when it was used as a hot dog stand. Photo from a 1959 Polaris yearbook.

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