Abandoned Places – Fort Worth, TX (Dec 12) – part 3
By the 1960’s, the Swift Fort Worth plant had already suffered through several major strikes and the site was in need of major modernization. The former Armour Meat Plant to the north of this complex was already closed as ranchers increasingly moved their herds to smaller markets by truck and smaller local railheads. The Swift Company had also diversified substantially into soap, transportation (they owned Greyhound Bus Company) and even insurance. In 1963-4, Swift began the process of shutting down the plant. As has been said, now the former complex is like a small ghost town tucked into the heart of Fort Worth.
Location #3 – The Swift Meat Packing Complex
Ro and I wandered through multiple areas of Cold Storage #2. This was where sides of beef and cuts would be kept until they would be shipped to wholesalers and chain stores