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Coca-Cola Bottling Plant

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1948. Northeast corner of Iowa 9 and Jackson St.

The designer of this building has carried the PWA Moderne of the 1930s over into the early post-World War II years. The top of the parapet of this two-story building carries an undulating zigzag pattern, and the spandrel on the right of the entrance encompasses the name “Coca-Cola” within two stylized plant forms. The entrance motif is two stories high, and the walls on each side step inward to the door below and the window above.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Coca-Cola Bottling Plant", [Spirit Lake, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 435-435.

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