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Ft. Worth Stockyards One of the Nation's Most Endangered Historic Places

Jun 29, 2015 08:02PM ● By Kevin

Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Stockyards website.

As of last week, the Ft. Worth Stockyards has been placed on a list of the nation's most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, according to the Dallas Business Journal and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The reasoning, the Star-Telegram reported, is an anticipated $175 million development project, which would threaten 
"one of the most distinctive historic sites in Texas." The project has been proposed by a joint venture of California-based Majestic Realty and the Hickman family of Fort Worth.

"The Majestic group said it wants to build hotels, residential units, shopping and entertainment venues on 70 acres it controls but has not yet disclosed specific plans," the Star-Telegram articles says.

The Stockyards joins the ranks of the Grand Canyon, sacred Native American land in Arizona and the old U.S. Mint in San Francisco as a part of this year's list, which includes 11 total locations released last week, the Dallas Business Journal concluded.

Originally listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, the 98-acre district has operated under various owners since 1866.