Swift Meat Packing Plant Fort Worth

Swift Meat Packing was one of the “Big Four” packers in the early 1900s.  Founded in Chicago in the 1880s by Gustavus Franklin Swift, the inventor of the refrigerated railway car, the company opened a major branch at the Fort Worth Stockyards.  It closed in 1971, and two fires damaged most of the remains of the complex.

This building was part of the processing and cold storage building.

The area just to the left of the graffiti wall is what remains of the lift engine house.

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