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FIRST - Market in Salt Lake City, UT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 40° 46.084 W 111° 53.554
12T E 424670 N 4513393
Quick Description: The City's First Market once stood just south of this marker in the middle of First South Street, west of Main Street, in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2012 10:43:54 AM
Waymark Code: WME4GH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Zork V
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Long Description:
This historical marker describing Salt Lake City's first market, is situated on the south side of Richard's Court in the City Creek Center. The marker reads:

CITY MEAT MARKET

SALT LAKE'S FIRST MARKET

In 1861 the city built a long narrow structure in the middle of First South Street west of Main Street to house the city's butcher shops. It was a barn-like structure with a cobblestone drive through it with stalls on either side. Beef, mutton, veal, and pork hung from floor to ceiling festooned with garlands of sausages and rosettes of suet.

The advent of the street cars in 1871 required that the market be moved to another location nearby where business continued for a few years. After repeal of city ordinances requiring meat merchants conduct their business at a single location, butcher shops moved to various sites around downtown. A group of butchers, however, stayed in this area on the north side of First South Street, known for many years as Market Row.

Photo: Meat Market, at right, sits in the middle of the street. ca. 1864. Courtesy Church History Library.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1861

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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