Artesia Bottling Co. Building – Lancaster

This two-story brick industrial building has a rectangular plan with a flat roof and stepped, corbelled cornice. Roman-arched central entry flanked by similar windows, segmental arched windows on second story. Ground floor openings have been altered superficially. A one-story wing extends to the rear. According to city directories, the building was erected c. 1908 to house the Artesia Bottling Co., manufacturers of soft drinks. After 1922, various other soft drink companies occupied the building. In 1949, the present owner—Cox Sheet Metal Co. —purchased the property. As an early local example of brick industrial design, the building may be eligible for the National Register. The Artesia Bottling Co. Building was demolished in 2001.

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