Detroit Central Farmer's Market, circa 1888

Summary

Open-air markets consolidated sales of perishable fruits and vegetables for easy access by urban consumers. This Vegetable Market building, constructed with 48 stylish cast-iron columns, provided shelter to dozens of market gardeners, florists, and truck farmers who rented stalls at Central Market in Detroit. It was located on Michigan Grand Avenue between Bates and Randolph Streets, until 1894.

Open-air markets consolidated sales of perishable fruits and vegetables for easy access by urban consumers. This Vegetable Market building, constructed with 48 stylish cast-iron columns, provided shelter to dozens of market gardeners, florists, and truck farmers who rented stalls at Central Market in Detroit. It was located on Michigan Grand Avenue between Bates and Randolph Streets, until 1894.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1888

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

64.167.1859.P.O.4344

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten on back of image: Central Market / Cadillac Sq.

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