TexasEscapes.com 
HOME : : NEW : : TEXAS TOWNS : : GHOST TOWNS : : TEXAS HOTELS : : FEATURES : : COLUMNS : : BUILDINGS : : IMAGES : : ARCHIVE : : SITE MAP
PEOPLE : : PLACES : : THINGS : : HOTELS : : VACATION PACKAGES
TEXAS TOWNS
Texas Escapes
Online Magazine

Coca-Cola
Texas

Artifacts go better with

Images of Coca-Cola signs
painted on small town walls

Coca Cola sign at Cuero Bottling Works
The Real Thing in Cuero
TE Photo
Collectors of Coca Cola memorabilia have been known to go to great lengths to add to their collections, but they haven't yet figured out how to strip the paint off walls. There is no doubt, someone, somewhere who has even moved into a former Coca-Cola bottling works. Texas has by far the greatest number of these former plants than any other state. Many are still vacant awaiting buyers. Monahans, Marshall, Beeville, and Cuero are a few that we've seen for sale. Many others have been bulldozed into parking lots.

Many of the hand painted signs that once advertised the drink have been (with varying degrees of skill) repainted in small towns all around Texas. The simple charm of the signs strikes a chord with people of a particular age.

The once standard 61/2 ounce bottle of coke used to be embossed at the bottom with the name of the local bottler. It would be interesting to know the reason behind this extra effort. Surely there wasn't an attempt to keep them within districts.

Abilene, Amarillo, Baytown, Beeville, Beaumont, Brownsville, Coleman, Corpus Christi, Cuero, Del Rio, Denton, Eastland, El Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, Goliad, Henderson, Houston, Huntsville, Laredo, Lufkin, Marshall, Monahans, Nacogdoches, Ozona, Paris, Pecos, Quannah, San Angelo, San Antonio, Tyler, Uvalde, and Victoria are Texas towns that once had their own local bottling works.

In this section we include images of Coca-Cola signs that are painted on small town walls, or in some cases, images of the bottling plants themselves. Some of the signs are "ghost signs" meaning faded but original work. Others are reproductions painted on top of former signs.

Readers are invited to send in signs from towns that we've missed or haven't yet found.

John Troesser

Coca-Cola

FEATURES
  • Coca-Cola Signs, Ghost Signs, Plants in Texas Photos by Barclay Gibson
  • Coca-Cola Trucks and Bottling Works of SE New Mexico 1936 - 1965
    Vintage Photos from the Barclay Gibson Collection
  • Painted Signs in Fayette County 1938

    IMAGES
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Works

  • Beeville
  • Graham 6-24-10
  • Terrell
  • Coca-Cola Cars/Trucks
  • Coca Cola Advertising Cars, 1930s
  • Coca Cola Trucks, 1930s
  • Coca Cola Truck, 1928


    Coca-Cola Signs in Texas
  • Abilene
  • Baird 5-16-13
  • Bartlett
  • Belton
  • Blue Ridge
  • Booker 7-10-10
  • Bracken
  • Buckholts
  • Cameron
  • Celina
  • Center
  • Charlie - Old box
  • Childress 5-4-11
  • Christoval
  • Clarksville
  • Coleman 2-10-13
  • Colorado City
  • Crockett
  • Crosbyton
  • Crowell
  • Cuero
  • Decatur
  • Dundee
  • Earth
  • Flomot
  • Fredericksburg
  • Jefferson
  • Gause
  • Gilmer
  • Gonzales
  • Grand Saline
  • Hico
  • Italy
  • Jacksboro 10-1-10
  • Karnack - Money back bottles 3-7-11
  • Kiomatia
  • Knippa
  • Kress 7-18-10
  • La Vernia
  • Littlefield 8-3-10
  • Maple
  • Mexia
  • Munday
  • Nacogdoches 4-14-12
  • Newton
  • Nocona
  • Nugent 8-8-12
  • Orchard 4-29-10
  • Paducah 8-13-11
  • Port Arthur 11-23-10
  • Pittsburg
  • Plainview 5-11-10
  • Quanah
  • Sanger
  • Shiro
  • Snook
  • Stamford
  • Star
  • Stewart 3-5-12
  • Thorndale
  • Tioga
  • Van Alstyne
  • Wallis
  • Wellington
  • Wichita Falls
  • Wolfe City


    More
    Texas Signs
    Ghost Signs

    Old Neon
  • Quanah Tx Ghost Sign
    Ghost Sign in Quanah
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
    Custom Search
    TEXAS ESCAPES CONTENTS
    HOME | TEXAS ESCAPES ONLINE MAGAZINE | HOTELS | SEARCH SITE
    TEXAS TOWN LIST | TEXAS GHOST TOWNS | TEXAS COUNTIES

    Texas Hill Country | East Texas | Central Texas North | Central Texas South | West Texas | Texas Panhandle | South Texas | Texas Gulf Coast
    TRIPS | STATES PARKS | RIVERS | LAKES | DRIVES | FORTS | MAPS

    Texas Attractions
    TEXAS FEATURES
    People | Ghosts | Historic Trees | Cemeteries | Small Town Sagas | WWII | History | Texas Centennial | Black History | Art | Music | Animals | Books | Food
    COLUMNS : History, Humor, Topical and Opinion

    TEXAS ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
    Courthouses | Jails | Churches | Gas Stations | Schoolhouses | Bridges | Theaters | Monuments/Statues | Depots | Water Towers | Post Offices | Grain Elevators | Lodges | Museums | Rooms with a Past | Gargoyles | Cornerstones | Pitted Dates | Stores | Banks | Drive-by Architecture | Signs | Ghost Signs | Old Neon | Murals | Then & Now
    Vintage Photos

    TRAVEL RESERVATIONS | USA | MEXICO

    Privacy Statement | Disclaimer | Contributors | Staff | Contact TE
    Website Content Copyright 1998-2013. Texas Escapes - Blueprints For Travel, LLC. All Rights Reserved