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.