Coca Cola Bottling Plant
Architect Daniel Burnham once remarked, “Make big plans; aim high in hope and work…” His words resonate in the upcoming redevelopment of the 1931 Coca-Cola Company Bottling Plant in Indianapolis. Located in the thriving downtown Massachusetts Avenue Historic District, the large and distinctive property will soon be repurposed as retail, residential, and office space. See it for yourself on August 12, when Indiana Landmarks offers a pre-restoration tour of the site.Rubush & Hunter – one of Indianapolis’s most prolific and versatile architectural firms in the early 1900s – designed the Coca-Cola complex. Faced in white terra cotta, the main building is perhaps the city’s best example of Art Deco style architecture.During the 1940s, it served as the world’s largest bottling facility for the soft-drink giant. The company sold the building to Tony Hulman in 1968, who four years later sold it to Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS). IPS has used it ever since as a central kitchen, bus depot and service center, and training facility.When the school district announced plans to sell the site for redevelopment in 2015, city officials took notice. The 11-acre site, part of a locally designated historic district and thriving commercial corridor, so the city and its preservation commission will play a role in the redevelopment.The winning $260 million proposal by Wisconsin-based developer Hendricks Commercial Properties calls for a 146-room West Elm boutique hotel, commercial suites, apartments, an open-air market, an office building, and multiscreen movie theater. Hendricks is working closely with the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) to make sure the development preserves historic exterior and interior features of the landmark buildings – including the signature glazed terra cotta – and ensure compatible new construction.
Upcoming Events at Coca Cola Bottling Plant
Past Events at Coca Cola Bottling Plant
ORANJE returns for its 14th and final event on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the historic Coca Cola bottling plant on Mass Ave (the future site of the Bottleworks District).
Like past events, ORANJE will feature contemporary artists, original music acts, DJs, fashion shows, performance artists, food, craft beer & cocktails – all taking place on one night in a downtown, industrial vibe. The interactive experience of art and music known as ORANJE is an event unlike any other. You do not want to miss this final event from the organizers of ORANJE!
Details about artists, musicians and sponsors can be found at oranjeindy.com. Make sure to follow us our our social media accounts for regular updates and participant spotlights throughout the summer.
A portion of the proceeds from ORANJE 2018 will benefit the Harrison Center Cultural Entrepreneurship program, as well as Kammy’s Kause.
ORANJE is a 21 & over event. EVERYONE MUST HAVE A VALID PHOTO I.D. TO ENTER THE GROUNDS THAT NIGHT.
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