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Location DB > United States > Texas > Kaufman > Dallas Crown Slaughterhouse
Dallas Crown Slaughterhouse
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created by Dee Ashley on 4/16/2016 11:43 PM
last modified by Dee Ashley on 1/12/2017 7:10 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
It's not as big as one would expect for the complete cycle of housing, storing, slaughtering, and butchering large, four-legged herbivores. The architecture itself is not impressive, inside or out. The only real interesting feature is the riveting idea of such a horrifying place forcing its way into our conscious thought patterns. It forces us to consider the possibility that we are not as removed from societal and ethnically questionable practices that most of us consider taboo as we would like to think we are. I do recommend reading some of its history for context if you visit here, it is pretty intense. But, for all the intensity wrapped up in the history of the place, very little of interest remains at the actual location. The blueprints are interesting, if not disgusting and bordering on bazaar (I mean, "The Killing Floor," and the "Boning Room," really?). It does not have the feel of a "typical" slaughterhouse. Had it not been for the refrigerated walls and the USDA signs, I never would have guessed it.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Don't bother!
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information

Kaufman, Texas
United States
Owner: Unknown
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  •  Hazards
  • Be careful on the outside of the property. There is an extensive piping system under the ground that looks to have a few hidden holes randomly scattered about.
  •  Interesting Features
    It's cool inside, even on a hot day (hey, it's Texas, we take what we can get), due to the extensive insulation and refrigeration that was implemented into the plant's construction.
    The place is pretty much gutted, but there was a caretaker's living quarters toward the back that still has their original blueprints. If you're into the creepy factor, you'll love the blueprints. I still have occasional nightmares of those damn things.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • the fence looks formidably tall and solid. I don't know if this was luck or the norm, but the main gate was unlocked an wide open. It might be more challenging if that is not still the case, but thankfully, I didn't have to find out if this was the case.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 2012
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  • Don't wear flip flops.
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Not a super photogenic location, but take the camera anyway.
    One of only three horse slaughterhouses in the country at the time. This location was finally shut down after much upheaval from the community in 2012(?). The slaughterhouse continued to run, ignoring several violations and citations until the lawsuits (and later, the new congressional laws) got the best of them and they were forced to close.
     Media Coverage
    This is interesting. A gofundme for the site's demolition!

    - DA (Jan 2017)
     Future Plans
    unknown, but rumors abound.

    This location has recently been demolished. I drove by here recently and the whole property now just piles of dirt.

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    The slaughter
    Mon, Jun 6th, 2016
    posted by Dee Ashley
    13 pictures
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    The Locals Finally Got Their Wish
    Wed, Jun 12th, 2019
    posted by Dee Ashley
    2 pictures

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    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 9 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 6/12/2019 6:39 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 12 19 at 18:39, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 12 19 at 17:26, Dee Ashley updated gallery picture E469A541-F798-4541-813B-C0F3A9CADC22.jpeg
  • on Jun 12 19 at 17:26, Dee Ashley updated gallery picture This location was demolished a while back...
  • on Jun 12 19 at 17:25, Dee Ashley updated gallery picture E469A541-F798-4541-813B-C0F3A9CADC22.jpeg
  • on Jun 12 19 at 17:25, Dee Ashley updated gallery picture AA392D59-90B4-4174-AC6C-F92D162B47BA.jpeg
  • on Jun 12 19 at 17:24, Dee Ashley added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jun 12 19 at 17:23, Dee Ashley created a new gallery
  • on Jan 12 17 at 23:34, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on Jan 12 17 at 19:10, Dee Ashley changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Jan 12 17 at 4:53, Emperor Wang validated this location
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