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Reading Terminal and Market

 
 
Reading Terminal and Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2009
1. Reading Terminal and Market Marker
Inscription. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad’s Terminal Station served passengers from 1893-1984. The train shed, masterpiece of Joseph H. Wilson, is an engineering feat reflecting the era when railroads vied for impressive terminals, both functional and beautiful. The market, located below the shed, descended from colonial-era outdoor markets and began operations in 1892.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.107′ N, 75° 9.564′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Market Street near North 12th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1113 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ricketts Circus (within shouting distance of this marker); PSFS Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Wanamaker (1838-1922) (about 700 feet away); Mother’s Day (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philadelphia Electric Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler
Reading Terminal and Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, December 30, 2014
2. Reading Terminal and Market Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); John Wanamaker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philadelphia Fire Department Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reading Terminal Market - America's oldest farmers' market. (Submitted on June 30, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Wikipedia entry for the Reading Terminal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_Terminal_Market (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Wikipedia entry for the Reading Terminal Market. (Submitted on July 16, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Reading Terminal and Market - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
The repurposed train shed image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
3. The repurposed train shed
Reading Terminal and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2009
4. Reading Terminal and Marker
Looking west along Market Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 954 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on July 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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