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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company

 
 
Paducah Coca~Cola Bottling Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Paducah Coca~Cola Bottling Company Marker
Inscription. Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company was founded in 1903 by Luther F. Carson. The business moved into this landmark building at 32nd and Broadway in 1939. The building was designed by Lester Daley of Metropolis, Illinois. The lighted dome colorfully graced the night skyline for many years. In 2003, thousands of people toured the building during the centennial celebration of 100 years of Cocoa-Cola bottling and distribution in Paducah. Coca-Cola ceased operation in this facility in 2005.
 
Erected by Jane and Louis Myre.
 
Location. 37° 5.176′ N, 88° 35.577′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street south of Kentucky Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 S Water Street, Paducah KY 42003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Western Baptist Hospital (here, next to this marker); Union Labor (a few steps from this marker); A Century of Library Service 1904-2004 (a few steps from this marker); Riverside Hospital at Fort Anderson (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Marine Hospital Service
Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company Mural image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company Mural
This Mural is among many others telling the history of Paducah. The last of a series of Murals at the end of the historic train on S Water St. and next to Western Baptist Hospital Mural.
(within shouting distance of this marker); "Evening Roll Call" (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Atomic City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dawn of the Atomic Age (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Paducah Wall to Wall Floodwall Mural Project. Renowned artist Robert Dafford and his team of muralists capture Paducah’s rich history in paintings on the city’s floodwall overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. The Carson Center. Named in honor of the late Luther F. Carson, founder of the Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company Marker & Mural image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company Marker & Mural
The Carson Center image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. The Carson Center
The Coke-Cola marker/mural is east of the Carson Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 851 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company building at 32nd and Broadway. • Can you help?
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