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Carsten Packing Company Abattoir

Series of 21 technical drawings for the Carsten Packing Company created by the Henschien, Everds & Crombie Architects & Engineers firm on June 10, 1939. The company was based in Chicago, Illinois at 59 East Van Buren St. and they specialized in meat processing plants. The company also designed packing plans for the Frye & Co. plant in Seattle and Oscar Mayer in Iowa City. The Carsten Packing Company had been active since 1897. In 1954, the company was sold to an Eastern firm and renamed to the Hi-Grade Packing Co. In 1990, executives in Seattle closed the Tacoma processing plant and on October 24, 1996 the structure was destroyed by fire.