PA-121 South 9th Street Curb Market

Marker text: South 9th Street Curb Market
One of several curb markets established in the early 20th century to counter high prices and food shortages during WWI. The 9th St. Market has survived 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.
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 2007

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