Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kerrville's Ice Plant, right on the Guadalupe River

Roller Mills and Dam, Kerrville
The multi-story red brick building is the old Ice Plant

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How the site appears today.
I'm old enough to remember the old Ice Plant, which was in the 800 block of Water Street in downtown Kerrville.  If you were on Washington Street, driving toward the river, after crossing Water Street, you'd just about hit the Ice Plant before driving over the bluff.
When I was a boy, it was a rite of passage to crawl into the basement of the old Ice Plant and explore the subterranean tunnels and rooms.  Most of those rooms are still there, beneath the parking area for One Schreiner Center.
Today only the basement of the structure remains, and has been converted to an "observation deck," with a nice view of the river.  In the second photo above, you can barely see the basement walls.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting the Ice Plant photos. I love seeing photos of the ice plant. If your viewers have additional photos, I would greatly enjoy seeing those, too. Perhaps someone will contact you.


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