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UER Forum > US: South > Abandoned Incinerator, Fort Worth, TX (Viewed 1336 times)
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Abandoned Incinerator, Fort Worth, TX
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If you live in the Fort Worth area, then you've almost definitely been here before. Maybe I missed it, but I haven't seen it on here yet. It's a popular spot, and a hangout place for kids. Beautiful artwork, beautiful place. Do NOT recommend a nighttime exploration for this one.

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That place looks really old, I wonder what year it was built. Smoke stacks are rad, reminds me of those youtube videos with people climbing them. What is that last pic of? Looks like a ping pong ball with cat ears.




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Damn, that place is colorful!




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Re: Abandoned Incinerator, Fort Worth, TX
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That place looks really old, I wonder what year it was built. Smoke stacks are rad, reminds me of those youtube videos with people climbing them. What is that last pic of? Looks like a ping pong ball with cat ears.


It's an earring of mine; a pearl with cat ears. There's not a ton of information on this place out there. From what I can gather, it was built in the 50's, but soon after new EPA regulations forced a shutdown and it's been sitting there since the 60's. Several stories about who owns it are running around on the internet. Someone bought it to turn it into a restaurant/dinner theater, a couple bought it with plans to clean it up but never did, etc. etc.

It sits right next door to a pickle factory (you wish I was kidding), and some other company that has a lot of trucks going to and from. It's a high-visibility place in some parts, but they seem not to care.




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Cool explore, it is indeed colorful, looks great! I like taking pics like #2, with the sun coming up over the building/smokestack.




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Not bashing the OP at all, as this place is pretty trashed. Just chiming in with some info I found. None the less, that info was found using only info in this post to pin point exact location of this property.

Found on Tarrant County GIS data map:

Owned by James R D*******
Last survey completed by William R L*****; no date listed
Built in 1900
It is listed as a refinery
5.8 Acres, comprised of 10 tracts
Appraised in 2018 at $21,312

My assumptions:
1900 must be a default for a field that they didn't enter info into, as it was definitely built in the 50's

"refinery" is probably classification, not an actual description - everything else I found online does indeed refer to it as an incinerator.

$21,000 seems cheap as dirt for almost 6 acres! But I am assuming this is accurate, the it was appraised the prior 4 yrs in a row at $19,560.

I have a LOT of free time at work, as I wait on loading software and firmware ;)

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Designed in the mid 1950s by noted Texas architect Wyatt C. Hedrick and built with red brick, the industrial furnace was operational for only a short time before new government guidelines rendered it obsolete in the early 1960s.

The owner has been doing business in TX since the 40's. He has owned and operated a refrigeration manufacturing business not far away since the 50's.

The owner has rented the property in the past to skateboarders for obstacle courses, and car clubs for shows.

Estimated cost to redevelop the property is $3.5m

HUGE article on the property from less than a year ago in FW Weekly.







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Not bashing the OP at all, as this place is pretty trashed. Just chiming in with some info I found. None the less, that info was found using only info in this post to pin point exact location of this property.

Found on Tarrant County GIS data map:

Owned by James R D*******
Last survey completed by William R L*****; no date listed
Built in 1900
It is listed as a refinery
5.8 Acres, comprised of 10 tracts
Appraised in 2018 at $21,312

My assumptions:
1900 must be a default for a field that they didn't enter info into, as it was definitely built in the 50's

"refinery" is probably classification, not an actual description - everything else I found online does indeed refer to it as an incinerator.

$21,000 seems cheap as dirt for almost 6 acres! But I am assuming this is accurate, the it was appraised the prior 4 yrs in a row at $19,560.

I have a LOT of free time at work, as I wait on loading software and firmware ;)

Found elsewhere:
Designed in the mid 1950s by noted Texas architect Wyatt C. Hedrick and built with red brick, the industrial furnace was operational for only a short time before new government guidelines rendered it obsolete in the early 1960s.

The owner has been doing business in TX since the 40's. He has owned and operated a refrigeration manufacturing business not far away since the 50's.

The owner has rented the property in the past to skateboarders for obstacle courses, and car clubs for shows.

Estimated cost to redevelop the property is $3.5m

HUGE article on the property from less than a year ago in FW Weekly.


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This is awesome info, thank you! I didn't even think to check FW Weekly.




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This is awesome info, thank you! I didn't even think to check FW Weekly.


LOL.... Neither did I, as I have been in Milwaukee my entire life! Anyhoo, I had fun killing time digging this info up! It looks like it will stay in place as is for the foreseeable future....




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Some scam artists actually were able to convince everyone that they were the owners of this place and that they were actually going to revive it. They preyed on the good intentions not just of the owner but also of the general public. A very ballsy move, especially because they didn't stop after being caught forging the owner's signature on some sort of document. They even started a gofundme account after taking a bunch of money and resources from well meaning donors and volunteers. The whole thing still pisses me off.

Anyways, I think (most of) the story was in the FW Weekly (it was a cover story), but it could have been a different article.

I agree with the OP about not exploring this one at night. It's not the best part of town.




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Some scam artists actually were able to convince everyone that they were the owners of this place and that they were actually going to revive it. They preyed on the good intentions not just of the owner but also of the general public. A very ballsy move, especially because they didn't stop after being caught forging the owner's signature on some sort of document. They even started a gofundme account after taking a bunch of money and resources from well meaning donors and volunteers. The whole thing still pisses me off.

Anyways, I think (most of) the story was in the FW Weekly (it was a cover story), but it could have been a different article.

I agree with the OP about not exploring this one at night. It's not the best part of town.


True story.... I read that too. It is indeed in the FW Weekly article. It was quite an extensive write up....




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Neat shots, cool location. Number 8 is my favorite!




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Just chiming in with some info I found. None the less, that info was found using only info in this post to pin point exact location of this property.


Can you PM me some tups on finding info like that? I would love to get some more knowledge on the places I've explored.





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Can you PM me some tups on finding info like that? I would love to get some more knowledge on the places I've explored.


I just google the name of the place. If nothing comes up then I'll go to Youtube, then the local news websites, and then just give up. If it's gonna be that hard to find the history then I won't bother. Of course there's more that I'll do than just that, but that's a general outline of my process.




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I can confirm night explorations here are probably not the best idea, but that never stopped me. I went here one night and ran into a bunch of rednecks on shrooms (had a great conversation with them) and dozens of high school kids. Somehow the amount of people going to visit this place keep the homeless away. That being said, having spent enough time in the area around the incinerator, homeless people aren't really a concern; it's the kids who live around there you gotta watch out for. I've never had a bad night here but I definitely would not recommend going without some backup.




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I did some urban exploration there. You have good views from the roof. When I went there was a really cool graffiti of a purple dragon. There was 2 people already just chilling and drinking on a ledge when I showed up. I can't get my pictures to be small enough to post but I took a good amount of nice pictures




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I can't get my pictures to be small enough to post but I took a good amount of nice pictures


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I can confirm night explorations here are probably not the best idea, but that never stopped me. I went here one night and ran into a bunch of rednecks on shrooms (had a great conversation with them) and dozens of high school kids. Somehow the amount of people going to visit this place keep the homeless away. That being said, having spent enough time in the area around the incinerator, homeless people aren't really a concern; it's the kids who live around there you gotta watch out for. I've never had a bad night here but I definitely would not recommend going without some backup.


One of the first Ft Worth locations I explored, on a week night, had the place to ourselves, road was difficult in the dark (headlights off) yeah we drove right up to it and parked. That was 2005 though.




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Did anyone hear about this?

https://www.star-t...icle229623154.html

The incinerator can be seen next to the location that caught on fire. They had to evacuate some residents because the derailed train had been carrying full loads of ethanol. It burned from last night until after 8:00am, and that was despite the storms and flooding.




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Did anyone hear about this?

https://www.star-t...icle229623154.html



I sure did. My buddy Ty21 and I actually visited the place a few days prior the derailment. Crazy unlucky how it just had to happen with an ethanol train. RIP three horses.




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Did anyone hear about this?

https://www.star-t...icle229623154.html

The incinerator can be seen next to the location that caught on fire. They had to evacuate some residents because the derailed train had been carrying full loads of ethanol. It burned from last night until after 8:00am, and that was despite the storms and flooding.


I didn't, that is absolutely insane.




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