Coca-Cola Building (Los Angeles)

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Coca-Cola Building
Coca-Cola Building Los Angeles.jpg
View from corner
Location1200-1334 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°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
AreaDowntown Los Angeles / South Los Angeles
ArchitectRobert V. Derrah
Architectural style(s)Streamline Moderne
Governing bodyPrivate
DesignatedFebruary 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 [2][3][4]. 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 [2]. It is often referred to as the Coke Building.

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  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. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Historical Coca-Cola Buildings". The Coca-Cola Company. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  3. ^ "Designed in 1939 by Robert V. Derrah, Los Angeles's Streamline Moderne Coca-Cola Bottling Plant affects an oceanliner, complete with a flying bridge, promenade deck and portholes. The shell was built around four older buildings, 04/07/05, LC-DIG-pplot-13725-01342 (digital file from LC-HS503-470)". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved 2019-08-03.
  4. ^ "Coca-Cola Building > Downtown Los Angeles Walking Tour > USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences". Retrieved 2019-08-03.


  • 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

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  • 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.