“A new abattoir is being constructed at the foot of East 106th Street, New York. It is intended to supersede the existing slaughter houses, which cause a great deal of sickness and mortality in hot weather among those who live in proximity. The wood building is built facing the river, upon piles driven into the ground below high-water mark. It has a platform on the river side with gutters and gratings to carry off refuse to below the low water mark. The blood from slaughter will be used for fertilizing purposes, the fat melted and sold, and all other matter drained off.”
—Scientific American, August 1866
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