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Location DB > United States > Illinois > National City > Swift & Company Packing Plant
Swift & Company Packing Plant
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created by oh-ten on 10/27/2008 8:24 AM
last modified by S&J Explore on 9/1/2018 10:46 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

National City, Illinois
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • flooding
  •  Interesting Features
    A few outbuildings and the foundations are all that remain of the massive Swift complex which more than rivaled the neighboring Armour plant in scale. The buildings that do remain are all but invisible in scrubby wood land near a small (and still active) rendering plant.
     Security Measures
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  • intense foliage that prevents entrance into some buildings
  •  Historical Dates
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    Closed: 0
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  • long pants / sleeves
  • machete
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    This was the site of the Gustavius Swift & Co. Packinghouse at the National City Stockyards. The facility opened in 1893 and at its peak included massive slaughtering facilities, its own railyard, and a fertilizer plant. The plant suffered a massive fire in 1967 and was subsequently demolished. A smaller replacement plant was opened in 1971, but with the closing of the stockyards in 1997 that plant was converted into other use.

    As of now, it appears it has been completely demolished and converted into a junkyard.
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    A rainy day at the Swift & Co. Site
    Mon, Oct 27th, 2008
    posted by oh-ten
    13 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 9/2/2018 2:30 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 2 18 at 2:30, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 1 18 at 22:46, S&J Explore changed the following: History, Status
  • on Oct 27 08 at 8:55, Steed validated this location
  • on Oct 27 08 at 8:52, oh-ten made this location private
  • on Oct 27 08 at 8:52, oh-ten made this location available
  • on Oct 27 08 at 8:52, oh-ten updated gallery picture Goodbye
  • on Oct 27 08 at 8:51, oh-ten updated gallery picture Hmmm
  • on Oct 27 08 at 8:51, oh-ten updated gallery picture Engulfed
  • on Oct 27 08 at 8:51, oh-ten updated gallery picture Another building
  • on Oct 27 08 at 8:50, oh-ten updated gallery picture structural steel?
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