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Property Name Ouachita Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Inc. / Ouachita Candy Company, Inc.
Reference Number 13000275
State Louisiana
County Ouachita Parish
Town Monroe
Street Address 215 Walnut Street, Monroe, LA
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/9/2013
Areas of Significance Commerce, Industry
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000275.pdf
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The Areas of Significance for this particular building, Commerce and Industry, are far more sophisticated in nature than the simple bottling of Coca-Cola or the manufacturing of candy, each for wholesale distribution. Careful study of the changing operational programs for this building when combined with an understanding of the evolution of the commercial/industrial tide of the last century reveals a portal into the past illustrated through this building. To be precise, alterations in the essential economic characteristics of the 20th century are reflected through the history of this building in establishing physical shape and form, as well as being illustrated by frequent alterations in building program. There are no superficial adaptations portrayed here and no In Vogue issues or illustrious illustrations of architectural style; just a valid architectural interpretation of the commercial and industrial events of the last century illustrated by its physical testimony. If ever the much overused and often abused phrase of Louis Sullivan, Form Follows Function, had an appropriate fit; it is here with this building.

 

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