First painted wall sign to advertise Coca-Cola : Cartersville, GA
Posted by: GA Cacher
N 34° 09.912 W 084° 47.729
16S E 703206 N 3782669
Quick Description: World's First Coca-Cola Outdoor Wall Advertisement
World's first outdoor Coca-Cola sign
2 W Main St.
Cartersville GA 30120
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/16/2007 4:35:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM2DK6
The Coca-Cola sign on the east wall of Young Brothers Pharmacy in downtown Cartersville has been authenticated by the Coca-Cola Company as the first outdoor painted-wall advertisement for Coca-Cola. It dates back to 1894, when an industrious Coca-Cola syrup salesmen named James Couden put down his order pad and picked up a paintbrush to create the first-of-its-kind sign. This sign received the 1990 Georgia Trust Award for Preservation - 25 layers of paint were removed during the restoration to reveal the original sign.
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