Coca-Cola Building (Los Angeles)

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Coca-Cola Building
Coca-Cola Building Los Angeles.jpg
View from corner
Location 1200-1334 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°1′43″N 118°14′42″W / 34.02861°N 118.24500°W / 34.02861; -118.24500Coordinates: 34°1′43″N 118°14′42″W / 34.02861°N 118.24500°W / 34.02861; -118.24500
Area Downtown Los Angeles / South Los Angeles
Built 1939
Architect Robert V. Derrah
Architectural style(s) Streamline Moderne
Governing body Private
Designated February 5, 1975[1]
Reference no. 138
Coca-Cola Building (Los Angeles) is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Coca-Cola Building (Los Angeles)
Location of Coca-Cola Building in the Los Angeles metropolitan area

The Coca-Cola Building is a Coca-Cola bottling plant modeled as a Streamline Moderne building designed by architect Robert V. Derrah with the appearance of a ship with portholes, catwalk and a bridge from five existing industrial buildings in 1939. It is located at 1334 South Central Avenue in Los Angeles, California.

It was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument Number 138 on 5 Feb 1975. It is often referred to as the Coke Building.

A former Coca-Cola manufacturing plant is located nearby at 4th and Merrick streets. it underwent an elaborate makeover into an office and retail complex in 2014. The three-story brick-clad building was described as the "headquarters for the company's Pacific Coast business and for its export trade in the Hawaiian Islands and Old Mexico" when it was built in 1915.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Los Angeles Department of City Planning (November 15, 2010). "Historic - Cultural Monuments (HCM) Listing: City Declared Monuments" (PDF). Los Angeles, CA: City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  2. ^ Vincent, Roger (January 20, 2013) "Gaining Traction: Trendy shops, eateries and offices transform downtown L.A.'s arts district" Los Angeles Times


  • Marian Moffett, Michael W. Fazio, Lawrence Wodehouse. A world history of architecture. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003. ISBN 0-07-141751-6, ISBN 978-0-07-141751-8. Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Chapter 15 Art Deco, page 499 and Figure 15.42. Google books

External links[edit]

  • No. 138 - Coca-Cola Building. Big Orange Landmarks. Exploring the Landmarks of Los Angeles, One Monument at a Time. Several external views plus one interior picture.