Kentucky Soft Drink Bottling Plants

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former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Hopkinsville, KY
This Coca-Cola plant was built in 1931. It housed Bill Beliles Furniture when this photo was taken in 2010. It was housing the Blackhawk Bakery by 2016. [map]

Coca-Cola bottling plant
Lexington, KY
This Coca-Cola plant appears to be from the 1960s. [map]

former Bernheim Distillery bottling plant
Louisville, KY
The former Bernheim Distillery whiskey bottling plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also known as the Fisher-Klosterman Building, the building's tenants when these photos were taken in 2006. By 2015, the building was vacant. It was still boarded up in 2022. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Louisville, KY
This Coca-Cola plant was probably built in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Or it may have been built earlier and been remodeled. It was still used as a bottling plant until around 2017. The building was still vacant in 2019. For more, see this website. [map]

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Paducah, KY
This Coca-Cola bottling plant was built in 1939. The interior is lush with a wood paneling and a marble lobby. A 10-foot-tall Coca-Cola chandelier hangs in the rotunda. There was an animated neon Coca-Cola sign above the building's entrance for many years. It was removed when the company left the building sometime around 2005. The building was still vacant when these photos were taken in 2010. The building had been used for bottling until 1987 and was used as a distribution center after that. In 2013, the building was restored. In 2014, it began housing the Dry Ground Brewing Co. The building now also houses Pipers Tea & Coffee, the Mellow Mushroom, the Ice Cream Factory, and a yoga studio. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

former Coca-Cola bottling plant
Shelbyville, KY
This Coca-Cola building was converted into the "Cola Commons Apartments" around 2003. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [map]

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