South 9th Street Curb Market

Philadelphia PA, Pic of the Day 2012, Places

South 9th Street Curb Market, originally uploaded by Tom Ipri.

“One of several curb markets established in the early 20th Century to counter high prices and food shortages during WWI. The 9th St. Market has survived despite anti-immigrant sentiments and criticisms regarding sanitary conditions and traffic congestion. Neighborhood businesses offered fresh produce and a variety of ethnic specialty foods. It has evolved from a local community market to become a popular Philadelphia icon.”