California Soft Drink Bottling Plants

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7-Up Bottling Plant
Bakersfield, CA
This 7-Up Bottling Plant was built around 1939. I believe it is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

There are other old 7-Up signs similar to this one in Fresno, CA and Merced, CA.

Coca-Cola Bottling Plant
Los Angeles, CA
This Coca-Cola Building was designed in 1936-1937 by Robert Derrah. It resembles an ocean liner with portholes, catwalk, and ship railings. There are nautical features inside the building as well. I believe the building was completed in 1939. In 1941, a giant Coca-Cola bottle was added to this building's exterior. There are two other giant bottles on the corners of the building just south of this one. Coca-Cola still operates out of this building. For more, see this website. [map]

Coca-Cola Bottling Plant
Oakland, CA
This Coca-Cola Building was designed by Jesse M. Shelton and E. T. Foulkes. It was built between 1939 and 1940. The building has housed Mayway since 1992. [map]

Coca-Cola bottling plant
Sacramento, CA


This Coca-Cola plant was built between 1935 and 1936. The building was used for bottling until the plant closed in 2013. Production was visible through the front windows. By 2014, the signs were gone. The building was still vacant in 2022. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Canada Dry Building
San Diego, CA
This Canada Dry Building now houses Consignment Classic Furnishings. It was built in 1947. In 1955, the building housed the Stromberg-Carlson Division of General Dynamics. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Coca-Cola Bottling Plant
San Francisco, CA


This Coca-Cola Building was built in 1925 for the White Motor Company. It was remodeled in 1941 as a Coca-Cola bottling plant. Coca-Cola moved out in the 1980s. The building housed Goodwill Industries after that. In 2019, the building was under tarps while giant apartment towers were being constructed around it. The curved, Streamline western part of the building (first row, first photo) was demolished. For more, see this website. [map]

Coca-Cola Building
Santa Maria, CA
This Coca-Cola Building was built in 1938. The bottling plant closed in 1976. The building now houses the Community Cornerstone Center for Non-Profits. [map]

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