05/22/2013 09:38 am ET

Searching For Evidence Of Detroit's Forgotten Western Market - MarketWatch - Curbed Detroit

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As Eastern Market recovers from Flower Day's 150,000-200,000 attendees, it's hard to understate the importance of the Detroit's one major marketplace . Easily one of the city's best-known tourist draws, the Eastern Market is also a critical food supplier for residents and restaurants alike. With that in mind, it's worth remembering that we once had another one of these valuable places: Western Market, Eastern's one-time sister establishment on the corner of Michigan Avenue and 18th Street. Though both markets were made official by Detroit's Common Council in 1891, Western Market was almost entirely erased by the Fisher Freeway in 1965. There's still some evidence of where it once stood.

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