City Market, Market House

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Description: Postcard of the Market House in the City Market with the old City Hall that once stood at 5th and Main streets in the background.
Date: n.d.
Location: SC58
Collection: Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)See finding aid:,36981
Historical Article: The tall gabled slate roof of old City hall forms a picturesque background for the City Market House on this colorful post card published by Knight & Co., of Kansas City, at the turn of the century. The location was Fifth and Main streets. Then, as now, Kansas Citians looked forward to weekly trips to the old market square, where a constant and changing variety of fruits and vegetables has always been available. The old City hall was razed in 1937 during the administration of Mayor Bryce B. Smith and the space was used for additional market buildings. Today wholesale fruit and vegetable facilities surround the district. Kansas City Times, March 20, 1971.
Barcode: 20000153
Item Type: Postcard


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