HAMMOND MEATS STOCKYARD LOCATION ICE HARVESTING

EMPLOYEES

MEAT PACKING FIRE

 

 

G.H. Hammond Meat Packing
Hammond/State Line, Indiana

Below is an artist's sketch of the plant site for the G.H. Hammond Meat Packing company. The view is looking NNWest.  It was located south of the Grand Calumet River and north of Willow Court. It was bounded on the west by the Illinois/Indiana state line and on the east by Hohman Avenue.

The masts of a schooner can be seen on the Grand Calumet River.  The design of the stockyards and slaughter house was very efficient in its layout. Railroad tracks are seen circulating around the plant bringing in livestock on one side and loading up dressed meat on the other.

In the upper right, the railroad tracks cross over the Grand Calumet with traffic to and from Chicago. A white arrow  points to the location of the railroad bridge that carried the traffic.

In the Google map below, you can see the yellow arrow for the location of the railroad trestle. Left behind by history, the original trestle from 1890 still exists. Mouse-over the arrow to see a close up of the old trestle.

 

Run your Mouse over the picture below to discover the old railroad trestle from
Hammond's Meat Packing Days

 

You can also see how the width of the Grand Calumet River has narrowed. Tall sailing ships once
docked along the river but the G.H. Hammond Meatpacking Company carelessly threw
tons and tons of animal waste and carcasses into the river reducing its legacy as a navigable river.

 

 

  HAMMOND MEATS STOCKYARD LOCATION ICE HARVESTING

EMPLOYEES

MEAT PACKING FIRE