City Market

City Market (HM13MY)

Location: Kansas City, MO 64152 Jackson County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.578', W 94° 35.007'

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150th Anniversary

— 1857 - 2007 —

From 1857 to the present, town activities have revolved around the "City Market", an integral site for commerce, political rallies, medicine shows, circuses, balloon ascensions, and other public "entertainments" without limits. Its origin began much earlier.

In the 1820's, Gabriel Prudhomme, an early settler, purchased the underlying land from the Federal government. With his death in 1838 it was sold at public auction to a "Town Company" and named "The Town of Kansas". City government was established to manage it and placed at 4th and Main on a public square. For $50 Fred and Jacob Scheibel leased part of the square to operate a "Public Market". City government remained from 1857 to 1938: the market continues.

Indeed, for the past 150 years, the market operation, surrounded by merchants, offers both local produce, products and fine food and world produce and products as well. It remains the hub of community activity. It is the largest farmer's market in the Midwest with 140 vendor stalls. 590,000 annual visitors continue to make use of it.
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HM NumberHM13MY
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByNative Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 9:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 363094 N 4330136
Decimal Degrees39.10963333, -94.58345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.578', W 94° 35.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 34.68" N, 94° 35' 0.42" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)816, 913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 Main St, Kansas City MO 64152, US
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