Broad Street Market

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Broad Street Market
Broad Street Market-Stone Market Harrisburg PA Nov 10.JPG
Broad Street Market-Stone Market, November 2010
Broad Street Market is located in Pennsylvania
Broad Street Market
Broad Street Market is located in the US
Broad Street Market
Location Verbeke Street between 3rd and 6th Streets, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°16′11.93″N 76°53′17.03″W / 40.2699806°N 76.8880639°W / 40.2699806; -76.8880639Coordinates: 40°16′11.93″N 76°53′17.03″W / 40.2699806°N 76.8880639°W / 40.2699806; -76.8880639
Built 1858
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Classical Revival, Italianate
NRHP Reference # 74001780 [1]
Added to NRHP December 27, 1974

The Broad Street Market, founded in 1860, is located in the Midtown neighborhood of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the United States. Originally established on Broad Street (now Verbeke Street) by the Verbeke family, it is today one of the oldest continuously operating farmers markets in the country.[2]

History[edit]

During the American Civil War, the market helped to feed the 300,000 Union soldiers who mustered through nearby Camp Curtin.[2][3]

The market is actually two separate structures. The older Stone Market house was completed in 1863. The Brick Market house was built between 1874 and 1878. For many years, a Wood Market extended between these two remaining buildings.

In 1979, ownership of the market was transferred to the City of Harrisburg, which operated the market until 1996 under a city-appointed agency.[2] In 1996, the city completed a $2.5 million award-winning restoration of the Market complex, which was designed to reposition it as a successful and growth-oriented retail enterprise. In 1999, the City completed an additional $380,000 improvement to the stone market house.

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d "History of the Broad Street Market". Broad Street Market Corporation. 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Broad Street Market". VisitPA, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-17. 

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