French Market Area, Revisited

I looked at the French Market area almost a decade ago in February of 2011 when there was a thick coat of ice on the ground in the area south of the elevated lanes of Highway 40 in the area that is known as Frenchtown. It was once a bustling area, anchored by the French…

Checking In on St. Louis Place, Late September 2018

Update: As of November of 2021, every building in this post is now destroyed. Reservoir Market was finally put out of its misery, sometime before September of this year. It looks like some of its walls are still preserved in its neighboring buildings. It is a sad loss, but not unexpected. Update: The Freie Gemeinde…

Reservoir Market, Sitting

Update: Demolished by September of 2018. Sadly, as I had suspected, the historic Reservoir Market is suffering further collapse of its front facade.  I suppose it is not long for this world.

Reservoir Market

Update: Demolished by September of 2018. Soulard Market was not always the only public market in St. Louis; French Market and Mound Market are two other fairly well documented markets that served the residents of St. Louis inside Jefferson Avenue.  But there was yet another one, the Reservoir Market, which is labeled as #7 in…

South Public Super Market

Update: This is the old Carondelet South Market. The old North Carondelet City Market can be seen here, converted into the historic African American Quinn Chapel AME Church. Historic photo added in October of 2021. This is clearly an older market building, but it has received multiple additions of the years, expanding to its current…

Soulard Market, Revisited

I returned to Soulard Market, this time towards closing and captured these details of the famous market.

Pike Place Market, Seattle

Pike Place Market remains one of the most famous public markets in the United States, so I visited the market while in Seattle. As far as fresh seafood, there’s probably very few places in the United States where you can buy such high quality seafood as fresh as at Pike Place. I will say that…

French Market

Update: I revisited the area in late summer of 2020. Tucked away, right in the middle of the jumble of streets that head into Downtown, is a one block stretch of street, an alley really, named French Market Court. French Market? Only five or six blocks north of the more famous Soulard Market, the South…