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Terre Haute, Indiana: Marker: Birthplace of the Coke Bottle

The entry submitted by the Root Glass Co. won the national Coke bottle design competition in 1915.

2330 S. 3rd St., Terre Haute, IN
South side of the city. I-70 exit 7, then one mile north on US Hwy 41/3rd St., Next to a gas station sign, on the northeast corner of E. Voorhees St. and US Hwy 41/3rd St.
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Coke bottle art.

Painted Coke Bottles

Representing the Birthplace of the Coca-Cola Bottle, 27 painted bottle sculptures can be found at various locations throughout the city; a Visitor Guide and map to their sites is available. The six-foot-high bottles are painted in various themes represented by the sponsors and/or local businesses.

[Bryan Bromstrup, 09/19/2018]

Historical marker.

Birthplace of the Coca-Cola Bottle

At the corner of 3rd Street and East Voorhees stands a historical placard that marks the birthplace of the 1915 Coke bottle that won in a national contest.

[Mark Smith, 07/28/2017]

The former site of the Root Glass Co. is now occupied by a gas station and minimart.

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