May 30, 2009

Coca-Cola Bottling Company

The Old Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Crockett, Texas, was built in the late '20s, early '30s. It was pretty awesome to find this vintage, Art Deco structure so close to home.


Amy said...

Nice Deco find!

I ended up touring the Coke Museum last weekend with the fam and learned that the bottlers were separate and independent from the Coca-Cola company itself. Just hadn't stopped to think about such things. I guess Crockett's bottling company has since moved into a bigger building?

I love the bas relief bottle carving over the door - it's like a Coke bottle out of Greek mythology!

Chris said...

I guess that was in Atlanta, Amy? Sounds like the individual bottlers must be like McDonalds franchisees. Yes, they have definitely moved into a more modern facility.

Isn't that great? It's what lured me to it in the first place. Haha - that is fairly dramatic. As if it's one of the twelve labors of Hercules, or something.