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Salem in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Market House

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
1. Old Market House Marker
Inscription.  On this site stood Salem's original market house from approximately 1742 to 1851. Market houses existed (and still do) for hundreds of years in Europe and early America, predating grocery stores. Salem's market was a one story open wood and brick pavilion, known especially for meats. The market's importance is reflected in the renaming of Bridge Street to Market Street.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 39° 34.348′ N, 75° 27.997′ W. Marker is in Salem, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (New Jersey Route 45) and Center Drive, on the right when traveling north on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 94 Market St, Salem NJ 08079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old County Jail (here, next to this marker); Salem County Clerk and Surrogate's Office (a few steps from this marker); City of Salem Market Street Historic District (a few steps from this marker); John Fenwick
Old Market House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
2. Old Market House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); 95 Market Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Il Sannito (within shouting distance of this marker); Salem County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fenwick Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 24 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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