|Farmer's Market Philadelphia - circa 1863 - Franklin Market under construction (left)|
There have been a tradition of markets on the site of the Reading Terminal Building since 1859 with first the Farmer’s Market and then adjoining Franklin Market aka 12th Street Market 1864 – between 11th and 12th Street on Market Street Philadelphia.
Franklin Market, Farmer's Market / 12th Street Markets 1860-1870
"View from the southwest of two market houses located on Market Street between 11th and 12th Streets: the Farmers' Market, the largest of several market houses constructed in 1859 after market sheds and stalls were cleared from Market Street, and the adjoining Franklin Market (also known as the Twelfth Street Market) constructed ca. 1864. Street scene includes a variety of wagons and carriages."
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