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South 9th Street Curb Market

 
 
South 9th Street Curb Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. South 9th Street Curb Market Marker
Inscription. One of several curb markets established in the early 20th century to counter high prices and food shortages despite anti-immigrant sentiments and criticisms regarding sanitary conditions and traffic congestion. Neighborhood businesses offered fresh produce and a variety of ethnic specialty foods. It has evolved from a local community market to become a popular Philadelphia icon.
 
Erected 2007 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.34′ N, 75° 9.468′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Street and Christian Street on 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christian Street Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Italian Market" (within shouting distance of this marker); Giannini Family (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial (about 700 feet away); House of Industry (about 800 feet away); St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Parish
South 9th Street Curb Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. South 9th Street Curb Market Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Joe Venuti (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frank Gasparro (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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