The Orange Show

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It's hard to take an overview photograph this multi-level maze-like theme park.

It was built single handedly from 1956 through 1979, by the late Jefferson Davis McKissack, a Houston postal worker. It's a 3,000 square foot outdoor monument to the orange, which Mr. McKissak thought was a miracle health fruit. It includes an oasis, a wishing well, a pond, a stage, a museum, a gift shop, and several upper decks. It is constructed of concrete, brick, steel and found objects including gears, tiles, wagon wheels, mannequins, tractor seats and statuettes. His creation extols the virtues of oranges and encourages visitors of all ages to follow his theories relating health and longevity. This location is considered one of the most important folk art environments in the United States. On-site programs include film, lectures, music, hands-on workshops, dance, and multi-media performances.

It's on the National Register of Historical Places.

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Photo taken in Gulfgate/ Pine Valley, Houston, TX, USA

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  • Uploaded on December 17, 2010
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