Coordinates: Puerto Bories, about 4 km from downtown Puerto Natales, was a sheep meat and wool processing plant of the Sociedad Explotadora de Tierra del Fuego. Pioneers arrived from Europe in the late 19th century to the Last Hope Province, giving life to a thriving industry based on sheep farming. Such development resulted in the construction of the Bories Cold-Storage Plant in 1915 were processed, frozen and further exported as meat and wool to the European markets.
This industrial plant was fully operational for almost seven decades, generating employment and contributing to the population growth in Patagonia, and largely responsible for the foundation of Puerto Natales in 1911.
This industry was autonomous thanks to its operational departments and “estancias”. At full capacity the plant worked an average of 150.000 and 250.000 sheep per year, employing 100 permanent staff during the entire year and reaching 400 workers during periods of higher production (January to April).
The Cold-Storage Plant was constructed in "Post Victorian Industrial" architectural style and features a number of examples of British machinery, reflecting the technology of the early 20th century. The frigorifico complex presents is part of the industrial history of the Puerto Natales area. In 2010 the frigorifico was restored into hotel The Singular Patagonia.
- Carlos Foresti (photographer) (c. 1918). "Vistas del Frigorífico Puerto Bories" [Views of the Frigorífico Puerto Bories]. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
- Fernando Durán (c. 1943). "Explotadora" [Puerto Bories Freezers]. Retrieved 2012-01-10 (includes pictures).
- "The Singular Patagonia".