Coca Cola Bottling Company Building

Contributors:
Henry Irven Gaines, architect
Dates:
1940
Location:
Asheville, Buncombe County
Street Address:
345 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC
Status:
Altered
Type:
Commercial
Images Puslished In:
Douglas Swaim, ed., Cabins and Castles: The History and Architecture of Buncombe County, North Carolina (1981).
Note:
The clean-lined, symmetrically composed, and beautifully detailed moderne building featured glazed exterior panels, expanses of glass block, and streamlined aluminum. It was a distinctive landmark of the brief building spurt in Asheville on the eve of World War II. A late 20th century remodeling drastically altered its architectural character.