Staunton Coca-Cola Bottling Works

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The Staunton Coca-Cola Bottling Works building occupies a roughly 0.71-acre urban lot just north of the city’s downtown area. The building is an evolved structure that was constructed in three phases: 1927, 1953, and 1964.  From the front the Coca-Cola Bottling Works building is most reflective of the 1964 renovation, which features a series of full-height bays covered with mosaic tiles, speckled with occasional color and a tile mosaic of a bottle of Coca-Cola. The building represents the regional growth of one of the nation’s most well-known and enduring brands of the 20th century and stands as local landmark for the City of Staunton. The building is significant as an important business and manufacturing facility for the city and the region. Under the leadership of W.L. Sams, the Staunton Coca-Cola bottling plant flourished, so much so he was considered the “the Coca-Cola king of the Valley”.  The company worked to maintain the popularity of the Coca-Cola brand throughout the region and continued to flourish and expand through the 1950s and 1960s. In the mid-1970s, the bottling operation was moved to a larger facility, but during its use it represented a popular nationwide brand by producing soda, served as a steady source of employment for local citizens, as well as an important and active contributor to the Staunton community.

Last Updated: March 21, 2024

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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