Abattoir Building

Location

2400 Avenue M
Map | ID#: 0094


Timeline

1969:
Constructed

1985:
Meat Processing Lab addition


News


Demographics

Namesake:
None

Architect:
Unknown

Contractor:
Unknown


About

The Abattoir Building is one of the buildings located at the Agriculture Center along northbound Interstate 45.

The one-story building has been used as a slaughterhouse since its construction. In the mid-1980s, the meat processing functions in the Meats and Milk Processing Lab were relocated to a newly-completed addition on the north side of this building; hence this building is sometimes dubbed the Meats Lab.

Students enrolled in upper-level Agriculture classes cut and package beef (including Bearkat Beef), pork, lamb, and other non-traditional meat products from this building [1].

Photographs


Abattoir Building

Signage on the eastern face of the building reads Meat Lab.


Abattoir Building

The action from the back section of the slaughterhouse.



Sources

  1. Interview with Bobby Lane (2009)

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