Dr Pepper Bottling Company c.1928
A one-storey brick commercial building with 100’ frontage, its ownership divided in half in 1950 when Dr. Pepper sold it but restored in 1999 to its original appearance. Originally with two identical halves containing three bays each: a double motor or loading entry in the center, an office door and flanking window in the end bays, and the side-by-side bays in the middle containing large multipane industrial windows with operable hopper panels. The bays are defined by projecting piers with flat pier caps, between which are crested parapets with the largest in the center section.
Built to house two discrete spaces in one building, the Dr. Pepper Company leased it in 1930 and used both sides for its bottling operations, which were conveniently located just down the block from the planned syrup plant at 29th Street. Divided again in 1950, the corner half (2801-03) was slipcovered in metal and its decorative parapets cut down to their bases, in one case hacking off the main central crest. This half was unscreened in the late 1990s to reveal the original masonry and windows and a Dr. Pepper wall sign along the 28th Street side. At that time the entire building was restored and the parapets rebuilt to their original configuration. The intact inner half (2805-07) retains an earlier painted façade, with a double-door entry replacing the vehicular doors and awnings over this and the end-bay entry.