South Water Market
"From the fresh of morning to the grime and horn color of late afternoon I rode in the car with him and made all his stops — downtown, the union hall, the bank, the South Water market office Charlotte was managing for her Uncle Robby..."
The original South Water Street Market was located right on the south bank of the Chicago River, where wholesale sellers could receive goods straight off the ships. But in 1925 the market was moved to a collection of warehouses on Chicago's Near West Side in order to make way for the construction of Wacker Drive.
The first photo here shows that a few wholesale produce sellers cling to business in the South Water Market, but most have moved on.
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