The Coca Cola Plant Building in Paducah
You should know this about me – I am obsessed with history, old buildings, vintage decor, and anything that’s draped in nostalgia. So when the husband said we were going to a new coffee house (Pipers Tea and Coffee) in the old Coca Cola Plant in Paducah, I was doubly excited. A coffee house INSIDE a landmark building??? I was amped up long before I approached the caffeine.
Unfortunately, one of the machines needed to create the coffee my husband wanted and the Chai Tea Latte I needed (yes, Chai Tea Lattes are a need for me) was broken. So, we just enjoyed the ambiance of the building, took a few pictures, and left empty-handed. I wanted to write up a review for the coffee house, but I’ll simply share the pictures we took of the beautiful building.
Old Coca Cola Plant in Paducah, Kentucky
The Coca Cola Plant located at 31 21 Broadway was built in 1939 by early Coca-Cola bottler, Luther F. Carson. The plan operated as a major bottler and distribution center for almost 50 years.
Inside the Old Coca Cola Building
Fortunately, someone is renovating the Kentucky landmark and breathing new life in it. Although the video is a little dated by now, you can click here for information behind the renovation. It’s really, really interesting to see how they’re preserving the character of the building. I have endless respect for that.
Inside the beautiful old Coca Cola Plant in Paducah, Kentucky
Not surprisingly, the old Coca Cola Plant is on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation.
How great would it be if more wonderful pieces of the past were preserved like this?
You can learn more about the Coke building and its renovation on its Facebook page! Next time you’re in Paducah, go check it out in person. It’s really something to behold and, if you’re lucky, you can grab some tea or coffee in Pipers.
Have a Chai Tea Latte and think of me.
Click on the images below for the larger versions. This building is even more spectacular in person.