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COCA-COLA BUILDING TOUR IN DOWNTOWN

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, or The Ship, opened its doors to us for a special tour of the West Region Headquarters.  While they normally do not allow photographs, the company gave permission for us to take photos to our hearts content, and we took full advantage of this rare opportunity.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Los Angeles

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, with portholes, rivets, life saving rings, and a bridge.  The large beam with rivets you see?  Not steel – while sturdy looking, it is made from wood.  This large painting hangs inside of the building.  Don’t look, but she has two right feet.  While there were cubicles and cubbies like normal corporate offices, those themed touches made the workplace unique and charming.  I, of course, had to pose on the grand staircase, imagining myself coming down to dinner on a grand liner.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Los Angeles
Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Los Angeles
Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Los Angeles
Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Los Angeles
Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Los Angeles
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Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Los Angeles
Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Los Angeles

After the tour, there was a small reception for John Thomas, President of the ADSLA, to address the group.  I won one of the snow globes on the table and enjoyed a delicious beverage.  It was a lovely and special event at the Coca-Cola Building and a treat to experience.  I’m 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.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Los Angeles
Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Los Angeles
Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Los Angeles

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3 responses to “COCA-COLA BUILDING TOUR IN DOWNTOWN”

  1. wacky tacky says:

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

  2. C.J. Marshall says:

    Thank you for these great photos and info. They will help my grandson with his report.

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