Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company Building - Waco, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Free2bme29
N 31° 33.304 W 097° 07.771
14R E 677539 N 3492636
Quick Description: Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company Building(added 1983 - Building - #83003152) is also known as Home of Dr. Pepper. It now houses the Dr Pepper Museum.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2010 5:35:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM8VX7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 9

Long Description:
The Artesian building was built to bottle Dr Pepper and construction was completed in 1906. Dr Pepper was bottled there into the 1960s. This historic building is located in an old warehouse district in downtown Waco. The city of Waco is trying to revitalize the area. The Dr Pepper Company donated the building in 1988. The Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute is a private, non-profit organization that began renovations on the building. The museum opened in 1991 and renovations were finally completed in 1997.
All three floors of the building have museum exhibits. The first floor of the museum also has a gift shop and and old fashioned soda fountain.
Street address:
300 S. 5th Street
Waco, TX USA
76701


County / Borough / Parish: McLennan County

Year listed: 1983

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Industry/Processing/Extraction

Current function: According to the register it is vacant but the building houses the Dr. Pepper Museum

Privately owned?: yes

Hours of operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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