Location #2 – Ellis Pecan Co
This building has a remarkable history I never would have imagined:
http://www.fortwortharchitecture.com/north/ellispecan.htm . For me it’s a rare thing to give out a location, but this site is scheduled to be renovated and it was also VERY securely locked up. This is a Texas historical site and situated amidst a number of very active businesses.
The fading sign painted on the side of the building.
My lovely friend “Ro” and I walked the accessible sides of the building. For a 1925 construction, this building is remarkably solid.
The Ellis Pecan Company merged with their rival, Durham Nuts in the 1990’s. This building was used as a sorting warehouse until 2008. It is now owned by the City of Ft Worth (in trust).
Like mentioned, very solidly locked up.
These were about 15 feet (3 meters) up and very exposed to passing drivers.
There were fresh “No Trespassing” signs so we just did ‘tourist’ pics and wandered off to our next destination an abandoned meat packing plant.
Part 3 – Swift Meats (this weekend)