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North Carolina Soft Drink Bottling Plants

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Aberdeen, NC:
Coca-Cola

Aken, NC:
Coca-Cola

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Charlotte, NC
The Coca-Cola was designed by M. R. Marsh and built in 1930. Coca-Cola left the building in 1974. I believe the building is now occupied by Carolina Lighting Systems. [map]

Concord, NC:
Coca-Cola

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Durham, NC
This Coca-Cola bottling plant was built around 1930. In 2004, it was renamed the Bevan Building. The building is now used as the headquarters of Duke University's Talent Identification Program. [second photo thanks Robby Delius] [map]

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Gastonia, NC
This Coca-Cola building was built in 1931. The terra cotta Coca-Cola script and bottles have been removed. Coca-Cola was there until at least the early 1980s. The building now houses Fab-Tec, Inc. [map]

Coca-Cola bottling plant
Greensboro, NC
The Coca-Cola building is probably from the 1930s. From the late 1980s until recently, Canada Dry bottling operations took place here. The building appeared vacant in 2010 when these photos were taken. For more, see this website. [map]

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Henderson, NC
The Coca-Cola bottling plant was vacant when these photos were taken in 2010. [map]

Coca-Cola bottling plant
Lexington, NC
The Coca-Cola building was built around 1935. Another source says that it was built in 1941. Bottling operations ceased here in the early 1970s. I believe the building remained vacant until 2002 when Christo's Restaurant moved in. [map]

former Pepsi-Cola bottling plant
New Bern, NC
The Pepsi-Cola building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2010. The building appears to be from the 1960s. I have not seen a Pepsi-Cola mosaic sign like this one before. By the end of 2015, the Pepsi signs were gone. New Bern is the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Raleigh, NC:
Coca-Cola [vintage]
Nehi

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Reidsville, NC
former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Roxboro, NC
This Coca-Cola bottling plant was built in 1937. There was originally a large window where the bottling process could be observed. The building has obviously been greatly remodeled and most likely had terra cotta details like the others on this page. The building now houses the American Elevator Company. [map]

This Coca-Cola bottling plant was built in 1935. It has housed the Beulah Baptist Church since 2008. [map]

Coca-Cola bottling plant
Salisbury, NC
This Coca-Cola bottling plant was built in 1938. The white building at the right was added in 1964. In 1974, the company stopped bottling here and became a distribution center. Coca-Cola moved out in 2009. In 2012, the building was still vacant. [map]

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Sanford, NC
This Coca-Cola plant was built 1908 and remodeled in the 1920s. The building features terra cotta bottles and lettering in relief. I believe the decorative style of this building is unique. Coca-Cola moved out in the 1970s and it was used for storage until around the 1990s. The building is now used for office space. [map]

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Shelby, NC
This Coca-Cola bottling plant was built in 1937. The building was vacant in 2010. [map]

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Thomasville, NC
This Coca-Cola now houses offices for the Rex Oil Co. [map]

Coca-Cola bottling plant
Washington, NC
This Coca-Cola bottling plant is still in operation. For more, see this website. [map]

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Wilson, NC
This Coca-Cola building is probably from the 1930s. It now houses Fulford's Antiques. A faded Coca-Cola wall advertisement appears on the side of the building. [map]

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