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Date
November 5, 2014
Time
12:00 am


 

LunchTalks@CAF: The Fulton-Randolph Market District: Feeding Chicago since 1850

Matt Crawford, City Planner IV, Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Historic Preservation Division

164 years ago the Town of Chicago built a food market at Randolph and Halsted Streets. While the market building did not survive long, it established a food marketing district in the surrounding blocks that continues today while new uses including restaurants and innovative industries are thriving in the area. The Fulton-Randolph Market District is currently proposed for designation as a Chicago Landmark. This Lunch Talk will explore the area’s rich history and distinctive mercantile architecture.