Dr Pepper Building

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Dr Pepper Building, March 2011

The Dr Pepper Building is a 3-story industrial building located at 2829 2nd Avenue South in the North Lakeview Light Industrial District. It was built in 1931 as a syrup plant and bottling facility for the Dr Pepper Company of Waco, Texas. The plant served all of Dr Pepper's distribution east of the Mississippi River. The concrete and brick building was designed by David O. Whilldin and features a large, vertical neon sign on the west facade.

The syrup plant remained in operation until 1982. Buffalo Rock had previously bought the rights to bottle and distribute Dr Pepper products in the Birmingham area.

The Dr Pepper Building was the centerpiece of Sloss Real Estate's Pepper Place development which first opened in 1990.

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