The 9th Street Iitalian Market in the heart of Philadelphia is the oldest outdoor market in the United States.
Running along 9th Street from Wharton to Fitzwater Streets, the Italian Market began started in the mid-to-late 1880s when Antonio Palumbo, an Italian immigrant, opened a boarding house in the neighborhood for other Italians.
Businesses sprang up to serve this growing community and began to form the largest, outdoor, continuous market in the country.
Food stalls began to occupy the East side of 9th Street, where merchants sold fresh fish, fruit and vegetables. A number of butcher shops began to offer the highest-quality cuts of meat. Cheese shops, restaurants and bakeries filled the West side of 9th Street.
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