Benton Harbor in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Benton Harbor Fruit Market
This agricultural marketing facility was originally created by the city of Benton Harbor in 1870 at its original location at the city wharf, to provide a marketing outlet for the agricultural products of Michigan's fruit belt.
As the industry grew and prospered the market was moved to the area of the C & O station in 1900, then to Territorial Street in 1925. Later, in 1930, it was moved to Ninth and Market Streets until 1966.
This new facility is dedicated to the fulfillment of the future marketing needs of Michigan grown agricultural products, on this date May 22, 1968.
Erected 1968 by Benton Harbor Market Authority.
Location. 42° 7.436′ N, 86° 24.793′ W. Marker is in Benton Harbor, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker can be reached from Territorial Road ¼ mile east of North Crystal Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located within the Benton Harbor Fruit Market which is a seasonal enterprise; the marker may not be accessible when the market is closed. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1891 Territorial Rd, Benton Harbor MI 49022, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Fruit Belt (here, next to this marker); Israelite House of David / Mary's City of David (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Historic District of Mary's City of David (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Morton House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Boatbuilding Industry (approx. 3½ miles away); St. Joseph Maritime Heritage (approx. 3½ miles away); Shipbuilding in the Twin Cities (approx. 3½ miles away); Recreational Boating (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton Harbor.
More about this marker. The bottom half of the market lists the officers, members, and staff of the Benton Harbor Market Authority.
Also see . . . Official Website of the Benton Harbor Fruit Market. (Submitted on July 12, 2015.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3. submitted on April 26, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4. submitted on July 12, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Better photo of the marker, the surroundings, and the Fruit Belt state marker above the rock marker when the fruit market is open and accessible. • Can you help?