Abandoned Jacksonville: Coca-Cola Bottling Company

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When traveling on the forgotten side streets of Jacksonville's older neighborhoods, one can't help but have a bit of "factory nostalgia" due to the eerily quiet ruins of industrial sites that once buzzed with activity. Here's a story of the rise and fall of a Jacksonville bottling factory that represents the early 20th century manufacturing history of Coca-Cola and Pepsi: The Springfield Warehouse District's Coca-Cola Bottling Company.



Then: The Jacksonville Coca-Cola Bottling Company (2334 North Market Street)



Inside the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in 1948. Courtesy of the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/51588



Machine at the Coca Cola Bottling plant in 1948. Photograph courtesy of State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/51590



Machines filling and capping bottles at the Coca Cola Bottling plant in 1948. Photograph courtesy of State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/51589



Empty bottles at the Coca Cola Bottling plant in 1948. Photograph courtesy of State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/51587



A Coca-Cola truck on the property of the former Mavis Bottling Company. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/167782



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