WACO - The Geyser Ice Co. complex has long outlived its
heyday, when it supplied ice for trains loaded with meat and vegetables, and
when icemen drove their red horse-drawn wagons through Waco’s dusty streets.
The collection of industrial buildings at 927 Webster Ave. dates
back to the company’s founding in 1892. Now the plant sits vacant.
But a local investment group hopes to reinvent the plant for
a new century.
Rydell Capital bought the 2.4-acre property from Reddy Ice
Co., which two years ago vacated its ice distribution business there,
consolidating it with a facility in Whitney.
The company has no specific plans for the property but
intends to renovate the buildings to suit a mix of commercial tenants.
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