Preserving Our Past While Building Our Future

Communities in Northeast Louisiana are rich in culture and history. Preserving our rich heritage galvanized many community volunteers and partners into action to restore the Coca-Cola murals in Monroe and West Monroe, LA. The popular soft drink was first bottled by the Biedenharn family in Monroe. These murals remind us how Northeast Louisiana has always fostered a “can-do” spirit which lives on today.

The Coca-Cola murals are believed to have been painted in the 1940s and served as outdoor advertisements for Coca-Cola. Over time, the murals have faded. Two murals were located in the City of West Monroe’s Cotton Port Historic District on commercial buildings on Trenton Street. The other two murals are located on buildings in Monroe. The mural restoration was executed by Arrow Public Art and funded by the generous support of the following sponsors:

Coca Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.restoration1Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
State Senator Mike Walsworth
Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group
Monroe Renaissance
Downtown Monroe Alliance
Downtown Economic Development District

Please share this story about how our communities are restoring images from our past while promoting our future, because Northeast Louisiana is a place where you can find your opportunity!

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