Join us Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. for the scoop on Eastern Market, the oldest and largest open-air public market in the United States, dating back to 1891. Learn about the beginnings of the Market on the outskirts of town, on cemetery land near the first Detroit House of Corrections, and the thriving ethnic community that grew around it. Over the years, more of Detroit’s food industry found its roots there, including meat processing, produce dealers and other retail outlets. Eastern Market has changed but adapted throughout the ensuing years and looks forward to a promising future as a center for a local food community and economy, with residential and business redevelopment of historic structures in the works.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the fascinating stories behind the scenes from Eastern Market insiders.
About our Guest Lecturers:
Lisa Rush is a long time Preservation Detroit volunteer and since 2001, has been the Eastern Market Facilitator and a guide for the popular Detroit Heritage Tours walking tours series. Randall Fogelman is the Vice-President of Business Development for the Eastern Market Corporation. They are the authors of the recently published Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market, from Arcadia Publishing.
About our Third Friday Lectures: Third Friday Lectures are held on the third Friday of most months at Mackenzie House (4735 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201). Suggested donation of $5; free for members. Our Third Friday Lecture Series is made possible by the generous donations of our members. Its mission is to share the tales of Detroit’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, and architects and build support for historic preservation’s importance in revitalizing our neighborhoods.
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