Hunter Meatpacking Plant #1

Update: The plant was completely demolished in 2012.

Wandering around aimlessly, my crew and I found the partially demolished Hunter Meatpacking Plant in the old National Stockyards. I mused that maybe the reason they stopped demolition was that they realized what an architecturally interesting building the plant was. OK, I admit that there is 98% chance that is not the reason why.

Nonetheless, the building displays some wonderful terracotta touches that make modern-day, bare bones industrial buildings look sad and plain.

The complex is absolutely gigantic, sitting not far for the National Stockyards.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jean-Pierre says:

    Bonjour, j’ai travaill dans cette usine pour exploiter un nouveau procd Franais de conditionnement et de cuisson des jambons. C’tait en 1980.
    J’ai t surpris de la vtust des locaux. Mes assistants taient vraiment merveilleux.

    1. W. White says:

      A translation, courtesy of Google, of Jean-Pierre’s comment.

      “Hello, I worked in this factory to exploit a new French process for packaging and cooking hams. It was in 1980.
      “I was surprised at how old the premises were. My assistants were really wonderful.”

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