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Eastern Market

A Lively Market for a Lively Neighborhood

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, June 28, 2009
1. Eastern Market Marker
Inscription. Established by order of President Thomas Jefferson 1805, this building constructed 1873, designed by Adolf Cluss, additions 1907-8 by Snowden Ashford.

Eastern Market, one of three public markets proposed in LíEnfantís Plan, was established in 1805, by Presidential Proclamation, and originally located near the Navy Yard at 6th Street between K and L Streets, S.E. It was relocated to this site in 1873, as a new building, designed by Adolf Cluss, which is now known as South Hall. The Center and North Halls were added in 1908. Designated a D.C. Historic Landmark in 1964, the Market was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

Among the 70 buildings Cluss built in the Nationís Capital and environs were two other public markets: the former Center Market ( c. 1872), the nationís largest, at Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, N.W. and the Alexandria, Virginia Market House and City Hall ( c. 1873), on Cameron Street, which continues in use as the Alexandria City Hall.

Adolf Cluss, Architect:
Shaping a Capital City worthy of the Republic after the Civil War;
Born Heilbronn, Germany, July 14, 1825 - Died Washington, D.C., July 24, 1905.


Plaque dedicated October 2005, on the 200th anniversary of President Jeffersonís proclamation establishing the market and
Eastern Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 28, 2009
2. Eastern Market Marker
on wall, lower right side of main entrance.
100 years after the death of Adolf Cluss.

Anthony Williams
Mayor, Washington, D.C.

Helmut Himmelsbach
Lord Mayor, Heilbronn, Germany
 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 38° 53.187′ N, 76° 59.779′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 7th Street, SE north of C Street, SE, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is 1.5 blocks north of Pennsylvania and south of Independence Avenues, SE. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 7th St. SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edge of the Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ebenezer United Methodist Church (approx. ľ mile away); Commerce and Community (approx. 0.3 miles away); Healing the Wounded (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Capitol in Flames (approx. 0.3 miles away); Destroying the Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christ Church, Washington Parish (approx. 0.3 miles away); In the Alley (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eastern Market, Washington, D.C. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Adolf Cluss: Architect. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Architect of the Everyday: Snowden Ashford
Eastern Market image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 28, 2009
3. Eastern Market
- view from across Seventh Street.
. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. German-American
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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