Thursday, January 17, 2008

Dr Pepper Bottling Plant - Greenville Texas

This is a photo of an old Dr Pepper bottling plant just off the old downtown area of Greenville, Texas. Dr pepper closed it years ago and it was later turned into a residence. When I was in college around 1989, I went inside this house with another friend who knew the family that lived there. It was beautiful inside - I went in at Christmas time and they had a christmas tree on one whole wall made out of glass bricks that had lights strung all through it - it was really amazing. If you look closely, you can see a small Dr Pepper sign in the center front window.

6 comments:

david mcmahon said...

You'd love to travel into our Australian Outback with your camera ....

Pat said...

Thank you so very much for visiting my Guelph blog, Brian.

I love Dr. Pepper! What a great photo today!

Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos

slim said...

Do you know where this fits with the history of Dr. Pepper? Do you know when the building was built? I really like the building with the Art Deco touches. This building should probably be placed on the National Register of Historic Places to preserve it.
Nice post!

BgDailyPic said...

It looks so small for a bottling plant. Is it relatively small or is that just an optical illusion in the photo?

Anonymous said...

This was featured on HGTV, I think on "If Walls Could Talk." There's a large addition behind the art deco structure; it was a family-owned, local bottler, by the way.

Wesley Brewer said...

Yes this is a historical site.I worked for the family in the 1960's
They were mr. and mrs. Williams and there nephew Homer Lawrence was the manager and ran the company.The time back then were hard and we had no modern machinery.The pallets of drinks were pulled by hand on pallet jacks.We had no forklifts.Gosh I sure miss those days.We had a great crew of guys running the plant.Burt was our bottler the rest of us just did every other job.We each worked a while on the line or inspecting bottles or run the soaker that cleans the bottles.Yes there was Sammy Pippin,Dewey Floyd,Elvin Brewer,Nate,Kat,Jerry Tanner,Sam Williford,Joe Denny,Arnold.Well I was 18 when I started work there and I am nearly 70 now,its been quiet a while but we loved working for DR. Pepper.