Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese

World's Largest Paper Cup

Map 800 Iowa Avenue, Riverside, California 92507

The World's Largest Paper Cup in Riverside
The World's Largest Paper Cup in Riverside

In Riverside, there is a giant 68.1 foot tall "paper" cup. Branded as the World's Largest Paper Cup, it is painted concrete, and is currently painted all white. Originally and from 1958 to 1997, the building which the giant cup stands outside of was a factory manufacturing, not surprisingly, paper cups.

The World's Largest Paper Cup
The World's Largest Paper Cup

Currently I believe it is a furniture liquidation outlet of some sort. The building was part of the Lily Tulip Cup company until Lily Tulip was acquired by Sweetheart Cup Company. At that point the giant cup acquired the Sweetheart logo on itself. Post Sweetheart, the cup at first had two horizontal stripes, a red one over a blue one, but now is simply plain white. A few years after the building no longer manufactured paper cups, Sweetheart Cup Company was acquired, in 2004, by Solo Cup Company.

So if you need a big cup of coffee, here's the cup for you!

World's Largest Paper Cup
World's Largest Paper Cup
Cup with horizontal lines and fence around it - photo from <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dixie_Cup_20090904.jpg'>Wikimedia</a>
Cup with horizontal lines and fence around it - photo from Wikimedia

Last Edited: 2016-01-24


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