The Bottle

The Bottle (HM1LC5)

Location: Auburn, AL 36830 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 40.575', W 85° 29.196'

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Built in 1924 and billed as the "the world's largest bottle", The Bottle (also know as the "Twist Inn") was built by John F. Williams, owner of the Nehi Bottling Company in Opelika, Alabama. A wooden replica of a bright orange Nehi soda bottle, it stood 64 feet tall and measured 49 feet in diameter at the base and 16 feet at the cap. The ground floor was a grocery store and service station and the second and third floors were living quarters and storage. the neck of The Bottle had windows for use as an observation tower. The "bottle cap" was the roof. Inside, there was a spiral oak stairway. The Bottle became a gathering place for tourists and locals alike to swap yarns and have parties every Friday night on the balcony above the service station. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt briefly at The Bottle after visiting Auburn. The Bottle burned one morning in the fall of 1936. Even though the structure no longer exists the name survives on Alabama maps which still identify the area as "The Bottle."
HM NumberHM1LC5
Year Placed2015
Placed ByThe Auburn Heritage Association, Hayley-Redd Development and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission
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Date Added Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 641896 N 3616408
Decimal Degrees32.67625000, -85.48660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 40.575', W 85° 29.196'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 40' 34.5" N, 85° 29' 11.76" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4307 AL-147, Auburn AL 36830, US
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