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Hygeia Bottling Works in Pensacola …

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This was the first Coca-Cola Bottling plant in Pensacola … I posted a view from the road earlier, but I ran across this side view and thought that I would through it up here.  I do not know where this was located, but it is next to some train tracks.  They would be to the left or the back of this building if they were in view.  I think I have a view showing the tracks somewhere, so I will look and see what I can find.  Thanks for looking and as usual, all posts are welcomed …

Written by Frank Hardy

April 2, 2012 at 9:47 am

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  1. i believe the “side view” you have is not of the bottling plant in Pensacola, although they are of the same company (Hygeia) and time-frame (1931). I believe the second one you posted of the “side view” is actually the side/back of a sister bottling company that is in Starke, FL. The bottles were still inside, although the building was abandoned for many years and as we crossed the tracks, I would try my best to see into the old plant. I have been searching for a photo from the time period and this one matches in all but the label – even the structure, windows, train tracks. Please contact me at (my wordpress is not up and running at this time). Thanks so very much!


    Marsha Reagan

    July 14, 2019 at 4:57 am

  2. I am a bottle collector and have a Hutchinson bottle that is from “Hygeia Bottling Works” from somewhere around 1900. Anybody know what it is worth?


    Tim Faucheux

    April 4, 2019 at 5:19 pm

  3. The City Directory lists Hygeia Bottling Works at 126 E. Chase Street in 1908. You have another picture posted of a warehouse near a railroad track. UWF has that one listed as in Century. They may have more information about where it originated. Interesting stuff!!


    Darlene Grant-Mosley

    March 30, 2018 at 8:47 am

    • That is very possible and my mistake. Most of the photos / negatives that I have of my father’s do not have any details or descriptions. I am just making educated guesses from what I remember or see. Thanks for the correction. For some reason I saw the train tracks and guessed about the downtown area since there was not a whole lot north of the city limits. Thanks again and thanks for your comments …


      Frank Hardy

      April 3, 2018 at 6:16 pm

  4. The Hygeia Bottling Plant located at 1625 North Palafox Street in Pensacola was opened in 1936. It remained open until a newer, bigger building was constructed on Davis Highway in the 1970s.



    June 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

    • Thanks for the comment on the date. I do not know the history of the building on Palafox and I do not have any idea of where this location is. It is obviously by some railroad tracks in downtown Pensacola for shipping. Maybe someone out there will know and share it with us. Thanks again … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      June 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

  5. I have a Coca Cola bottle that was sent to Pensacola on Dec 25, 1923. Some say the plant on Old Palafox Street was open sometime around 1923 or 1924. This was just south of the old Medical Center.


    Thomas Majors

    August 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    • Thomas … That is interesting. I wish I knew more about the old Coca-Cola Bottling Plant. I am sure someone out there can fill us in. Thanks for the comment … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      • I live in Pensacola and am working on learning some more history about the area. I will go out to where I think this is and get some pictures from angles that would match. I know the building is still there because the Probation and Parole office is trying to move into it. I should have an update in the next few days.


        Chris Moody

        March 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      • I will be happy to help in any way Chris, but I am a photographer, not a historian. I know enough about research that I can most likely direct you which way to go. You can contact me through this site or through my email, which ever is easiest for you. Keep in touch … Frank


        Frank Hardy

        March 12, 2014 at 10:20 am

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