BOSTON (CBS) – The giant Hood milk bottle outside of the Boston Children’s Museum is getting some much needed repairs.

The landmark has been a meeting place outside the museum since it was moved there in 1977.

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Hood Milk Bottle delivered to Boston Harbor 1977. (Photo credit: Boston Children’s Museum)

According to the museum, the 40-foot tall milk bottle was built in 1934 by Arthur Gagner to sell his homemade ice cream in Taunton. It was a landmark on Route 44 until it was abandoned in 1967. Hood had it fixed up and then donated it to the museum.

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The museum said if the bottle was real, it could hold 58,620 gallons of milk.

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The Hood bottle outside the Boston Children’s Museum. (WBZ-TV)

The renovations are expected to take about four months.