Old RC Cola mural discovered in downtown Panama City

Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 10:54 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A piece of Panama City history was rediscovered in downtown.

An old Royal Crown Cola, or RC Cola, mural was found on the side of a building in downtown Panama City during some construction work.

The mural appears to have survived several years because it was painted on brick and hidden under stucco.

Royal Crown Cola or RC Cola was first introduced to the world in 1905. Several sources say it was originally created for the Cole-Hampton-Hatcher grocery store in Columbus, Georgia as a way to avoid the high cost of Coca-Cola syrup.

”I think it’s something that may have a little historic value you know for future generations to see. I mean it’s really old obviously, it’s been stuck up by stucco for quite some time,” said local Patrick Barr.

It’s unclear when the mural was painted. It can be found on Harrison Avenue.

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