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Emporia, Kansas: Giant Coca-Cola Can

Farm silo decorated with a giant Coca-Cola Classic can label is slowly weathering. The Classic brand was retired in 2009 after 25 years of marketing damage control for the New Coke fiasco.

Graphics Art Rd, Emporia, KS
West side of town north of I-35. Graphics Art Rd and W 18th Ave., SW of Emporia High School.
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Coke Can Silo

I am married to the man who painted the Coke Can Silo. We live in Oklahoma now, but are both from Kansas. He lived in Emporia at the time that he painted the Coke Can and a Coors Can (which he painted with a partner, and was later removed for a highway project). He used red epoxy paint on the Coke Can so it wouldn't fade so quickly. He still paints as a hobby. Funny how people are now making money from photos of his art.

[Debra Williams, 03/07/2023]

Coke silo.

Giant Coca-Cola Can

There is a roundabout in front of the barn and Coca-Cola Can silo, along with a driveway for an easy photo op.

[Clatissa B, 12/23/2019]

Coke silo.

Giant Coca-Cola Can

Drone view of the Coke can silo.

[David, 07/30/2016]

Coke Classic silo.

Giant Coca-Cola Can

On Graphic Arts Road by Emporia High School this can be seen by all. This is an old silo that someone has painted to look like a giant Coca-Cola can.

[Charisse, 04/10/2013]

The "Classic" brand labeling was hastily created after the new Coke formula marketing disaster of 1985. The labeling distinction was finally retired in 2009, so this silo may become a historic landmark of sorts.

Coca Cola silo.

Coca Cola Silo

This silo advertisement for a refreshing Coca Cola from Spartan's can be seen in Emporia, Kansas just northeast of the KTA turnpike entrance. There used to also be a Coor's beer Silo but it was razed to make room for a highway project.

[Randy K., 03/09/2010]

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