The Shoe House
Not a home, alas, but a marketing gimmick: Shoe magnate Mahlon Haines built this shoe house
in 1948 and lent it free of charge
to honeymooners and other celebrants. The services of a maid, chauffeur and car were part of
the package. Only 48' long and 25'
tall, the structure's five mini-levels contain three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living area and a
kitchen. It overlooks I-30 in
Hallam, PA, just east of York. The current owner, who bought it from a bank after foreclosure,
runs tours and a sole-level ice
Text and photo copyright Kathy Biehl 1998. All rights reserved. Excerpted from "Ladies'
Fetish & Taboo Society Compendium
of Urban Anthropology, Movin' On '98, Vol. X, Nos. 2&3.
To Houston weird tour.
To The Big Duck.
To Fairy Tale Forest.
Back to the Cafe.