Birthplace of the Coca Cola Bottle

In 1915, the Coca-Cola Company sent out a challenge to glass companies across the US to design a “bottle so distinct that you would recognize it by feeling in the dark or lying broken on the ground.”

The Root Glass Company in Terre Haute, Indiana created the winning design, making the city the birthplace of the iconic bottle that is recognized around the world.

LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE FROM THE DOCUMENTARY FILM 'THE STORY OF TERRE HAUTE'

Coke bottle patent application

THE COKE BOTTLE

SCULPTURE PROJECT

The 6-foot-tall Coke Bottle sculptures throughout Terre Haute exhibit the pride the community takes in its role in the development of this world-renowned packaging design. The sculpture is part of the Root Family Public Art Project. To learn more about the history of the Coca-Cola Bottle, visit the Vigo County Historical Museum. 

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CDI, Inc

600 Wabash Ave.

Artist: Jackie Tice

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Chamber of Commerce,

Work One & EDC

630 Wabash Ave.

Artist: Mary Ann Michna

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First Financial Bank

One First Financial Plaza

Artist: Becky Hochhalter

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Williams Law

646 Walnut St.

Artist: Bill Wolfe

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Gary Greiner

668 Walnut St.

Artist: James Shepard

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Morgan Stanley

712 Walnut St.

Artist: Becky Hochhalter

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ISU Root Hall

424 N. Seventh St.

Artist: Courtney Prather

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Sigma Phi Epsilon

831 N. Fifth St.

Artist: Troy Fears

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Pi Kappa Alpha ISU

840 N. 7th St.

Artists: Becky & Peyton Hochhalter

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TBM Building Services

20 N. 14th St.

Artist: Troy Fears

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Baesler's Market

2900 Poplar St.

Artist: James Shepard

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Tribune-Star

Westminster Village,

1120 E. Davis Dr.

Artists: JoAnne Fiscus & Barbara Dreher

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Terre Haute Regional Airport

581 S. Airport St.

Artist: Jody O'Neil

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Tabco

1100 State Road 46

Artist: Chelsea Moody

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Terre Haute CVB

5353 E. Margaret Dr.

Artist: Jackie Tice

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Custom Stone Products

509 E. Preston St.

Artist: Larry Jones

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CAVU Ops

2500 Prairieton Rd.

Artist: Becky Hochhalter

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Ivy Tech Community College

8000 Education Dr.

Artist: David Gill

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Arc of Vigo County

11 Cherry St.

Artist: James Shepard

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City of Terre Haute

17 Harding St.

Artists: Susan & Michael Tingley

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Vigo Co. Prosecutor

33 S. Third St.

Artist: Jackie Tice

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Corner Grind

683 Wabash Ave.

Artist: Becky Hochhalter

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Terre Haute Children's Museum

727 Wabash Ave.

Artists: David Gill &
Kari Rajkumar

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Root Family

Vigo Co. History Center

929 Wabash Ave.

Artist: Neil Garrison

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Wabash Valley Community Foundation

200 S. Eighth St.

Artist: James Shepard

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Goldsmith House

602 S. 7th St.

Artists: Edward & Sarah Trover

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United Campus Ministries

321 N. Seventh St.

Artist: Bryan Bromstrup

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Coca Cola Consolidated

Lafayette & Eighth Ave.

Artist: Ryan Wilkerson

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Sycamore Engineering

1010 Chestnut St.

Artist: Bryan Bromstrup

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Nikki's Salon

1115 Walnut St.

Artist: Brandy Gum

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Corporate Square

2901 Ohio Blvd.

Artists: Valerie Funk & John Criss

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Sycamore Storage

3250 Locust St.

Artist: Cathleen Hogan

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Rose Hulman Hatfield Hall

5500 Wabash Ave.

Artist: Bryan Bromstrup

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Brown Veterinary

909 S. 25th St.

Artist: Becky Hochhalter

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CANDLES Holocaust Museum

1532 S. 3rd St.

Artist: Jackie Tice

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Goodwill Industries

2702 S. Third St.

Artists: Becky Hochhalter

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Scott's Custom Colors

3140 N. 25th St.

Artist: James Shepard

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

3301 St. Mary's Rd.

Artists: Jody O'Neil, Jordyn Lloyd, Bry'Chell Johnson, Bria Hall

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First Responders

28 S. Ninth St.

Artist: Michael Roberts