Recent-ish Road News: Soda Bottling Plants

This will be a short one.  After combing this section of my website for any changes, it’s a relief to report that just about nothing has changed with these buildings.

Some good news:  The Coca-Cola plant in Paducah, KY closed in 2005 and remained vacant until 2014 when the Dry Ground Brewing Company beer pub moved in.  I took this photo in 2010:

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The interior staircase and terrazzo floor was preserved [Coke Plant Facebook page – photo by Phyllis Russell]:
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The Pepsi plant in New Bern, NC was vacant when I took these photos in 2010:

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Sadly, the Pepsi signs were removed by the end of last year.

The former Canada Dry bottling plant in Philadelphia got a new paint job around 2014.  Here’s one of my photos from 2010:
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and here’s what it looks like today [from Google Street View]:
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If you’d like to see more of these Streamline Moderne Canada Dry buildings, here’s a nice little page:
http://silverspringhistory.homestead.com/canada.html

The Soda Plant section at my website is here:
http://www.roadarch.com/beverage/main.html

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