COCA-COLA BUILDING TOUR

July 26, 2011

This past Sunday, we were able to enjoy a members-only event for the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.   The Coca-Cola Building in Los Angeles opened its doors to us for a special tour of the West Region Headquarters.  While they normally do not allow photographs, we were given permission to take photos to our hearts content, and we took full advantage of this rare opportunity.

vintage Coca-Cola Building by Lady by Choice

 vintage Coca-Cola Building by Lady by Choice
The “ship” was built in 1939 in the Streamline Moderne style.  You can clearly see the attention to detail put in to making it resemble a ship, both on the outside as well as the inside.
vintage Coca-Cola Building by Lady by Choice
This large painting hangs inside of the building.  Don't look, but she has to right feet.

vintage Coca-Cola Building by Lady by Choice
Detail from the inside of the building.

vintage Coca-Cola Building by Lady by Choice
While this looks like it is steel, it is all built from wood.

vintage Coca-Cola Building by Lady by Choice
 Me hamming it up on the grand staircase, imagining I'm on the Queen Mary.

 John Thomas, President of the ADSLA, addressing the group.  
We won one of the snow globes on the table, though Lily lucked out by winning one of the giant bears.

 
Dear friend Lily and I listening in on the guided tour.


vintage Coca-Cola Building by Lady by Choice
Hubby Dearest and I.

Friends Lily and Brian in a candid moment.
vintage Coca-Cola Building by Lady by Choice 
Dress - 40s from Ebay
Kissing birds pin - Bunny Boutique on Etsy

It was a lovely and special event and a treat to experience.  Looking forward to more ADSLA events in the near future, especially the Queen Mary Art Deco Fest.  Stay tuned for lots of posts on that one.



'Bye for Now,





wacky tacky said...

Thanks for the great photos! What a neat opportunity to go behind the scenes!

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