Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Frisco City began as a subplant in Snider (a community later incorporated into Frisco City/Jones Mill) in 1908. The building downtown was completed in 1923, and in 1930 the bottling company became a first-line franchise plant in 1930. By 1966 the bottling plant served 38,000 people in Monroe and neighboring Escambia, Conecuh, and Baldwin Counties. It continued operation until the late 1970s.

According to several residents, Frisco City had a secret that allowed Coca-Cola great success there:




Lou Dunn describes the bottling plant's building.
(Ignore dog Max's interruption)



Passersby could watch this machine in action.
Photo from late 1940s or early 1950s, Courtesy of Fredia Tatum


Mrs. Broughton, bookkeeper and Fredia Tatum's mother, in the Coca-Cola office.
Photo late 1940s or early 1950s courtesy of Fredia Tatum



Jimmy and Fredia Tatum describe the tradition of Coke-drinking in downtown Frisco City.



Today the Coca-Cola building is a warehouse for D&D Furniture Factory Outlet. Stay tuned for a D&D staff story of opening the old safe in the Coca-Cola office.

2 comments:

trishe69 said...

I remember when my Dad, Howard McCrory worked with your Dad, Tim Taylor at Coca~Cola. My Dad worked at Coca~Cola from 1959 to Dec 1989. He also worked at RC at one time.

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