Armour Packing Plant

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The Armour Packing Plant was a division of Armour and Company located at South 29th and Q Streets in South Omaha, Nebraska. The plant opened in 1897 and closed in 1968.[1][2] The plant included several buildings, including a remarkable red brick administrative building, and a large, tall wall which surrounded the facility.[3] It was located on the South Omaha Terminal Railway, and next to the Omaha Stockyards, making Armour one of the "Big Four" packing companies in Omaha.[4][5]

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The Union Stock Yards Company gave Armour $600,000 in land and approximately $750,000 in stock in the Omaha Stockyards to build a packing house. This deal raised the ire of stockholders in the stockyards company, as well as competitors in the meat packing industry.[6]

The contractors selected to build the plant were Rocheford & Gould, and the first brick was laid on 17 November 1897.[7]

There were a number of large riots and civil unrest that originated or included events at the Armour Packing Plant.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (November 27, 1897) "Armour's Omaha Plant: Great Dissatisfaction on Account of the Bonus Paid to Secure It," New York Times. Retrieved 8/27/10.
  2. ^ Larsen, L.H. and Cottrell, B.J. (1997) The Gate City: A history of Omaha. University of Nebraska Press. p 250
  3. ^ Federal Writers Project. (1939) Nebraska: A guide to the Cornhusker state. Nebraska State Historical Society. p 250.
  4. ^ "Farming in the 1950s and 60s", Wessels Living History Farm. Retrieved 8/28/10.
  5. ^ Federal Writers Project. (1939) Nebraska: A guide to the Cornhusker state. Nebraska State Historical Society. p 250.
  6. ^ (November 27, 1897) "Omaha's Armour Plant", New York Times. Retrieved 8/27/10.
  7. ^ "First Brick Laid". The Omaha World-Herald Newspaper, Omaha, NE, USA. 18 November 1897. Rocheford & Gould Begin Building on the Armour Packing House 
  8. ^ Nebraska Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics. (1894) Biennial report of the Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics of Nebraska. p 463.

Coordinates: 41°12′22″N 95°57′22″W / 41.206°N 95.956°W / 41.206; -95.956