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Baltimore's Lexington Market, MD (Paperback)

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Lexington Market was established in 1782 by Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard, who donated a plot of land in Baltimores western precincts for a public market. Accessible to farmers from the outlying countryside, Howards Hill Market, as it was known, became an instant success. Undeterred by the lack of a proper market house, farmers set up plank stalls and began selling fresh meat, eggs, and vegetables to the burgeoning citys population. Almost as soon as a market house was built in 1803, petitions circulated to expand it, a process that continued throughout the 19th century until the market included three block-long sheds with hundreds of stalls spilling down neighboring streets. Far from signaling Lexington Markets end, a disastrous fire in 1949 provided an opportunity for a modern facility with refrigeration and stoves, enabling each stall keeper to bake, roast, or steam according to his own unique recipe. With the addition of an arcade, the market has continued to reinvent itself while maintaining a place in Baltimores heart for 225 years.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738543611
SKU 203298949
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738543616
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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