Coca-Cola Building (Chicago)

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Coca Cola Company Building
Coca Cola Company Building Chicago IL.jpg
Coca-Cola Building (Chicago) is located in Illinois
Coca-Cola Building (Chicago)
Location 1322--1336 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°51′54″N 87°37′34″W / 41.86500°N 87.62611°W / 41.86500; -87.62611Coordinates: 41°51′54″N 87°37′34″W / 41.86500°N 87.62611°W / 41.86500; -87.62611
Area less than one acre
Built 1904 (1904)
Architect Abbott, Frank
Architectural style Chicago school
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 91000114[1]
Added to NRHP February 22, 1991

The Coca-Cola Building (also called the Coca Cola Company Building) is a building located at 1322–1336 S. Wabash Ave. in the Near South Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, which once served as the Chicago headquarters of the Coca-Cola Company. The building was designed by Frank Abbott in the Commercial style and built from 1903 to 1904. When it opened, the building was eight stories high; two additional stories were added in 1913. The building features limestone with iron ornaments on its first two stories; a cornice with a terra cotta fretwork pattern at the top separates the second and third floors. The top of the building features a terra cotta frieze and a cornice with decorative patterns. The Coca-Cola Company operated out of the building from 1904 until 1928; the building was the company's second office outside of Atlanta. The building was the only Coca-Cola syrup manufacturing plant in the Midwest until 1915; it is now the only surviving Coca-Cola plant from before World War II outside of Atlanta.[2]

The Coca-Cola Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 22, 1991.[1]

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