Gaffney Peachoid – Gaffney, South Carolina
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The Peachoid is Gaffney‘s famous roadside attraction. Built in 1981 over a period of five months, the iconic water tower features a cleft, a stem, and a seven-ton leaf. It holds one million gallons of water and can be seen while driving along I-85, between exits 90 and 92.
Built to highlight the region’s prime crop, the Peachoid’s colors are meant to reflect the varieties of peaches grown in the area. After the basic colors were applied to the tower’s various parts, artist Peter Freudenberg used 50 gallons of paint and more than 20 colors to achieve the desired effect.
Learn more about South Carolina’s state fruit – the peach!
Many, many thanks to Rodger Painter of Gaffney who submitted this picture.