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Old Posted Dec 27, 2012, 6:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
More gentrification of downtown. The patina of the market is part of its charm. Now, I'm sure current vendors will disappear once their leases are up.


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The Ville de Paris department store was the first tenant of the Homer Laughlin Building and was replaced by the Grand Central Market in 1917. The Fusenot family owned the store until 1915; the new owners moved the store to Olive and 7th, making way for the market. I'm not sure when the fa├žade lost its detail, such as LAUGHLIN over the door.
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