Layer and Breeder Building

Layer and Breeder Building
2500 Avenue M
Map | News | ID#: 0090

Timeline

1969 Constructed
Mid-1990s Last used
Dec. 2010 Demolished

Namesake

None

Architect

Unknown

Contractor(s)

Unknown

Layer and Breeder Building

At one time the Agriculture Department proposed a parking lot replace the unused building.


Layer and Breeder Building

A 2009 photograph of the road between the Tractor Lab and Layer and Breeder Building looking south toward Raven Nest Golf Club.


Layer and Breeder Building

This 2011 image was taken few months after the removal of the Layer and Breeder Building and the Poultry and the Swine labs.


Layer and Breeder Building

A closeup image from 2012 of the south perimeter of the Layer and Breeder Building - notice the tell-tale utility markers and sidewalk.


Layer and Breeder Building

A 2012 photograph of the road between the Tractor Lab and the site of the Layer and Breeder Building looking north toward ... eh, not much.


Sources

Interview with Bobby Lane (2009)
The Layer and Breeder Building was one of the buildings located at the Agriculture Center along northbound Interstate 45.

The 8,840 square-foot structure housed poultry, specifically layers (chickens raised for egg production) and breeders (chickens raised for selective breeders).

For six years, starting around 1988-89, the eastern end of the building was used for alligator research.

The building, not in use since the mid-1990s, was demolished in late 2010. An underground waste collection tank was also removed during this time.


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