Memory Bank: A bustling City Market

This photo from 1981 shows an interior view of City Market, at 222 E. Market St. The market was constructed in 1886, though it sits on a site that had been reserved for a public market in the original 1821 city plat. In 1977, City Market underwent restoration and renovation, and a new east and west wing were added. Today, the market faces a challenge after the pandemic, civil unrest and construction have hampered customers’ ability to visit.

Sources: Indiana Historical Society

Credit: This photo is courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society and is part of the McGuire Photographs Collection. More images are available at

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