a shoe-shaped house in Hellam, PA
Photo: York County Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Shoe House

Hellam, Pennsylvania

We'll spare you the "old woman who lived in a shoe" jokes. This three-bedroom, two-bath house was built in 1948 as an advertisement ploy for Mahlon N. Haines' shoe business. It was originally used as a guesthouse where "elderly couples were invited to stay for a weekend and live like kings and queens at Haines' expense." It is now owned by Haines' granddaughter Ruth Miller and is open to the public.
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