Saturday, May 7, 2011

127/365 Quarry Smokestacks


Alamo Quarry Smokestacks

For my husbands birthday, we traveled over to the Alamo Quarry to have some lunch and do a little shopping. Before turning into a shopping center, this was once a cement quarry that was abandoned in 1980. The smokestacks are approximately 204 ft high, and 18 ft diameter at the base and, 15 ft diameter at the top.

Here is alittle history info I found...
History of The Quarry
The Quarry was originally known as Cementville, a cement plant owned by Alamo Cement Company. In the 1980s, the cement company moved to a new location north of the city, leaving behind the plant and selling the land to developers. When it came time for reconstruction, the Quarry's clever engineers incorporated many of original structures into the new layout. The Cementville headquarters are now restaurants, the old plant and smokestacks have become the Quarry Market and the rock pit is now the Quarry Golf Course.

5 comments:

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

oh cool, I love going around and checking out new places ~ sounds like a good place to investigate

Carrie said...

Fun! Pretty sky in this photo.

Kristin said...

I LOVE going to the Quarry to go shopping...especially to Whole Foods. I love that store! Your photo and history of the towers is great; thanks for sharing that with us.

SKC said...

Wonderful capture.

Melissa said...

Cool shot. Love the processing. The history is very interesting and neat. It would be cool to see!