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City Market

 
 
City Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
1. City Market Marker
Inscription. Here was erected between 1788 and 1804 a public market on land ceded to City Council by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Et Al...work of filling in low ground and creek completed in 1807; and six blocks of buildings constucted extending from Meeting Street to the Cooper River: in order, the beef market, three buildings for vegetables, fruit and other provisions, a market for small meats, and the fish market. . . . . . . . . . .
Market Hall erected 1841, now houses the Confererate Museum
 
Erected 1939 by By the City of Charleston.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.844′ N, 79° 55.887′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street near Market Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 188 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charleston City Market (here, next to this marker); The Site of Carteret Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nicholas Trott House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
City Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 8, 2013
2. City Market Marker
Trott's Cottage (about 600 feet away); Site of the First Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Riviera Theatre (about 600 feet away); The Old Powder Magazine (about 600 feet away); St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Regarding City Market. This site was designated as a National Historic Landmark:

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 7, 1973):
Constructed in 1841, this is one of a small number of 19th-century market complexes extant in the United States. An imposing building with Doric columns, front portico, and elaborate ironwork, it resembles a small classical temple.
 
Also see . . .  Market Hall and Sheds. The Market Hall and Sheds, a National Historic Landmark, are the only surviving market buildings in Charleston, and one of a small number of market complexes still extant in the United State. (Submitted on May 23, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceLandmarksNotable BuildingsNotable Places
 
City Market image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
3. City Market
This is known as the old slave market, however no slaves were ever sold here. The people of Charleston would send slaves to market due to the smell from fish, blood from meat, and the rotten vegetables.
Daughters of Confederacy image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
4. Daughters of Confederacy
Now home to the Confederate Museum
Market Hall and Sheads image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
5. Market Hall and Sheads
Has been designated a
NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America


1975
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Preservation Society of Charleston image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
6. Preservation Society of Charleston
City Market Site image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
7. City Market Site
Old Charleston Market image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
8. Old Charleston Market
City Market 188 Meeting Street image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division - Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1937
9. City Market 188 Meeting Street
Call Number: LC-J7-SC- 1226
 
 
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