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Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Soulard Market

730 Carol St.

 

— 1779 —

 
Soulard Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 24, 2020
1. Soulard Market Marker
Inscription.  This is the oldest farmers market west of the Mississippi. The land was owned by the Soulard family. In 1841, Julia Cerre Soulard, widow of Antoine Soulard, donated two city blocks to the people of St. Louis to preserve the market's future. The first building was destroyed by the Great Cyclone of 1896. The market was the site of the 1852 voting riots and St. Louis Public Bath House #2 in 1907. Around 1929, architect Albert Osberg modeled the current market after a founding hospital in Florence.
 
Erected by Soulard Historic District.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis, Soulard Historic District ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 36.616′ N, 90° 12.101′ W. Marker is in Soulard in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of South 8th Street and Lafayette Avenue on South 8th Street. Marker is in front of Soulard Farmers Market, at Soulard Park. Touch for map.
Soulard Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 24, 2020
2. Soulard Market Marker
Marker is next to the brick walkway (8th Street) to the Grand Hall entrance of Soulard Market.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 1713A S 8th St, Saint Louis MO 63104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Soulard (within shouting distance of this marker); Becker House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philip W Schneider House (about 700 feet away); St. Elizabeth Settlement & Day Nursery (about 700 feet away); Sts. Peter and Paul Parish (approx. ¼ mile away); The Trapper Cottage (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Trapper Cottage (approx. ¼ mile away); St. John Nepomuk Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soulard.
 
Also see . . .
1. Soulard Farmers Market. Official website, includes general information and history about one of the oldest farmers markets in the United States. (Submitted on October 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Soulard Farmers Market on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
Soulard Market image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 24, 2020
3. Soulard Market
Grand Hall
Another Soulard Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 24, 2020
4. Another Soulard Market Marker
This is located indoors inside the Grand Hall portion of Soulard Market.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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