Everyone in Cincinnati knows about Findlay Market, Ohio’s oldest farmers market, but the Queen City once boasted six such markets throughout the urban core. The last to go was the Sixth Street Market which was torn down in 1960. More from the Cincinnati Enquirer:
Two market houses stood in the middle of Sixth Street. One sold meat, eggs and dairy; the other was a popular flower market. Along the curbs, the city leased 111 stands to sell fruits and vegetables of every kind. Young girls sold baskets and pretzels…Their end could be seen coming for a while. Downtown was undergoing urban renewal. Traffic needed an entrance to the Mill Creek Expressway, now known as Interstate 75.