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Coca-Cola Bottling Company Building

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1940. 2nd St., between Chestnut and Walnut streets

A dignified, reserved interpretation of the Streamline Moderne of the 1930s, this two-story light-buff brick building exhibits banding across the second floor. On the left side is a separate wing with its counteremphasis on the vertical. At the base of this wing is a bay entirely faced in glass brick; above, as part of a vertical panel of cast stone, is a large framed octagonal window. A large section of the lower wall to the right is of glass brick, and above this is the cast-concrete sign panel bearing the name Coca-Cola.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Coca-Cola Bottling Company Building", [Atlantic, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-MW004.

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 457-458.

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