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The Orange Show is a masterpiece of Jeff McKissack, a U.S. Postal Service worker. In the 1950s, McKissack decided to buy two empty lots. His first thoughts on what to do about the land were a worm farm, a nursery or a beauty parlor. But in the end, he came up with something better. And that?s to give an artistic tribute to the fruit that he was obsessed with - the orange.

Using bits of junk and throwaways, he started forming fanciful sculptures, doorways, gates and displays, all by himself. All are based on his belief that oranges were "the perfect food." After how many months, McKissack filled The Orange Show with series of rooms, a wishing well, an amphitheater, a pond, a complex maze and an oasis.

For 20 years, McKissack built The Orange Show as a monument to his favorite fruit. When McKissack passed away months after opening the Orange Show to the public, Houston residents formed the Orange Show Foundation. They were the ones who preserved The Orange Show as a testimony to his creativity.
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