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Joseph A. Biedenharn first bottled the popular fountain beverage known as Coca-Cola in 1894 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He and his family, including his wife Anne, his three sons, and his daughter Emy Lou, moved to Monroe in 1913. Their beautiful home was built in 1914. Enterinng the home through the Fountain Gallery, visitors first see the magnificent fountain, high windows on three sides and a statue of cherub musicians made of marble and standing on a marble pillar.

The living, music, dining, breakfast, library and garden rooms feature antiques and other rare furnishings. Emy-Lou's bedroom and the master bedroom display crystal chandeliers, high testered beds and many artistic accessories. Visitors are especially interested in Mr. Joe's room, which depicts his interest, including Coca-Cola and in Emy-Lou's room, which showcases her international singing career.

Location: 2006 Riverside Dr, Monroe Louisiana 71201 Telephone 318-387-5281 Toll Free: 800-362-0983

Other History nearby:
(Monroe) Bible Museum
(Monroe) Biedenharn Museum & Gardens
(Ruston) Lincoln Parish Museum
(Lake Providence) Louisiana State Cotton Museum
(Midland) Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
(Epps) Poverty Point State Historic Site

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