Atlanta Rail Corridor Archive

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Newspaper article detailing a petition being filed charging the curb market as a nuisance with multiple cases of disorderly conduct and lewdness. The petition was signed by several local businesses, churches, and city employees.

Newspaper article describing the plans for the creation of Produce Row in Atlanta including a map of its location on Hunter Street between Washington Street Viaduct and Central Avenue and a drawing of what the building will look at.

Newspaper article describing crowded conditions at the Atlanta State Farmers Market with photographic examples.

Newspaper article describing the crowded conditions of the Atlanta Farmers' Market on Murphy Avenue.

Map showing the location of the new Atlanta Farmers' Market in 1935 in the block bounded by Courtland Street, Gilmer Street, Decatur Street, and Piedmont Avenue.

Photograph of Agriculture Commissioner Phil Campbell with a model of the proposed layout for the new location of the State Farmers' Market in Forest Park.
"Agriculture Commissioner Phil Campbell examines a scale model of the Atlanta State Farmers'…

Photographs of produce stands and trucks at the Atlanta State Farmers Market.
"The Atlanta market, built to relieve overcrowded conditions at the downtown Atlanta markets, fell victim to the same situation. Farmers lacking shed space had to set-up…

Photographs of automobiles at the Atlanta State Farmers Market.
"By 1940, a total of $702,103 had been spent on the construction of new market buildings. The farmers' market was built of concrete sheds. It was an open-air market but provided a…

Photograph of produce truck stuck under a railroad overpass.
"Railroad underpasses on the southside of Atlanta were not built to accommodate the big produce transport trucks. This truck is stuck in the Glenn Street Underpass. As a result widening of…

Aerial photograph of the Atlanta Farmers Market.
"The Atlanta market also became a wholesale market. The merchants of Produce Row began moving out of downtown Atlanta to the Murphy Avenue site in order to enlarge their facilities and because of…