South Omaha Union Stock Yards, 2900 "O" Plaza, Omaha, Douglas County, NE
Significance: As the American frontier moved west during the 19th century, the livestock industry was on the leading edge. Cowboys and cattle drives earned a prominent place in western folklore. It was, however, the pioneer farmers settling in the "corn belt" between the 36th and 43rd parallel who provided the consistent supply of high-quality livestock that supported the growth of a large-scale meat industry. Following the pattern of many industries influenced by the industrial revolution, meat production was transformed by well-capitalized international corporations...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N774
Survey number: HAER NE-10
Building/structure dates: 1884 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1938 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1999 Subsequent Work