Packers By-Products, National City

More land clearance is happening over by the old National Stockyards, where Armour, Swift and Hunter once slaughtered livestock by the millions for over a century.

They’re all demolished now, but one business and its buildings is still standing, at least for now. That was the Packers’ By-Products building, with its infamous doors labeled “Blood” and “F.M.”

I can’t tell if it’s being demolished or simply falling apart.

Either way, it will probably vanish soon, regardless of its owners’ intentions.

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  1. Mark Preston says:

    On occasion, when the wind blew the right way (well wrong way), the odor of the stockyards reeked around that area. I well remember it.

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