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History of Indianapolis Coca-Cola bottling company


In 1920, the building at 860-862 Massachusetts Avenue was owned by Lee E. and James S. Yuncker. Grounded in American tradition, it was the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Indianapolis.


Jim and Lee Yunker celebrate their 25th anniversary as bottlers of Coca-Cola Indianapolis and announced an expansion of the factory. In 1949, the main addition to the plant was made making it the largest Coca-Cola bottling plant in the world. Local architectural firm, Rubush and Hunter, designed the plant in Art Deco style. It has since become an Indy landmark.


The plant was sold to Indianapolis Public Schools when a new plant was opened in Speedway, Indiana. Since 1971, the building has housed the IPS Service Center.


Hendricks Commercial Properties has begun repurposing the site into a center for commerce, history and arts. Today, we open up opportunities for retailers and visitors to make new connections, enjoy this incredible piece of history and simply fill every moment.

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