Vegetable Building at Detroit's Central Market, circa 1885

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

Date Made

circa 1885

Subject Date

circa 1885

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

39.370.35

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Mounting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in