Dismantling the Riding Stable (Originally the Detroit Central Farmer's Market Building) at Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan, 2003

Summary

The Vegetable Shed sheltered vendors and customers at Detroit's City Hall Market (later named Central Market) from 1861 until 1893. Its forty-eight cast-iron columns supported sawn-lumber rafters and a slate roof. The city moved it to Belle Isle in 1894 where it served many purposes including housing a riding academy. When labeled for demolition in 2003, The Henry Ford acquired and dismantled it for reconstruction in Greenfield Village.

The Vegetable Shed sheltered vendors and customers at Detroit's City Hall Market (later named Central Market) from 1861 until 1893. Its forty-eight cast-iron columns supported sawn-lumber rafters and a slate roof. The city moved it to Belle Isle in 1894 where it served many purposes including housing a riding academy. When labeled for demolition in 2003, The Henry Ford acquired and dismantled it for reconstruction in Greenfield Village.

Artifact

Digital photograph

Date Made

15 July 2003

Subject Date

15 July 2003

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.377.52

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Technique

Digital photography (Digital camera)

Color

Multicolored

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