Lexington Market: A Collection of Sources


This collection of sources related to Lexington Market is based solely on the ProQuest Historical Newspapers database for the Baltimore Sun. Additional research should include the Afro-American, the Baltimore City Archives, and the Maryland State Archives.

  1. “The Late Thomas Kelso–Interesting Reminiscences of His Life,” The Sun (1837-1991), July 27, 1878.
  2. “WHAT A FEAST IS THERE: A LEXINGTON MARKET IDYL POLE OF THE GASTRONOMIC WORLD Peaches Not Born to Blush Unseen–Queer Characters and the Good Things of Maryland They Sell–Imported Bits,” The Sun (1837-1991), August 15, 1889.
  3. “EDEN OF THE EPICURE: Lexington Market A Tempting Vision Of Joy NOW IN ITS GREATEST GLORY Rare Scenes And Sounds That Make It The Gastronomic Center Of The Universe,” The Sun (1837-1991), July 26, 1905.
  4. “FOR RARE GOOD LIVING: Lexington Market An Epitome Of The Gastronomic World TEMPTING VIANDS IN BOUNTY Nature’s Gorgeous June Colors Reflected In The Products Of County, Bay And Rivers,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., June 11, 1906.
  5. HOUSEKEEPER, “FROM THE PEOPLE: Letters From Readers Of The Sun On Subjects Of Interest NO NEW LEXINGTON MARKET A Woman’s Protect Against The Project–Her Experience In Other Cities–‘Beit In Country.,’” The Sun (1837-1991), May 30, 1907.
  6. “LEXINGTON MARKET HAS A WORLD-WIDE FAME: It Offers A Greater Variety Of Foodstuffs Tha Any Other Retail Mart,” The Sun (1837-1991), June 2, 1907.
  7. “Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., July 9, 1907.
  8. “NO NEW MARKET, THE CRY: Stall-Holders Unite In Protest To Commission WOULD RUIN TRADE THEY SAY Mr. Knell Declares Open Markets Are The Most Healthful And The Most Sanitary,” The Sun (1837-1991), August 15, 1907.
  9. “TO MAKE NO RADICAL CHANGE: Lexington Market Commission Orders Plans For Improvements,” The Sun (1837-1991), August 24, 1907.
  10. “WILL COST, $100,000: This Amount Asked For Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), September 29, 1907.
  11. “LEXINGTON MARKET WAS OPENED 105 YEARS AGO: The History Of One Of The Most Famous Markets In The World,” The Sun (1837-1991), December 22, 1907.
  12. “A NEW MUNICIPAL THEFT: George P. McRae, Market Master, Confesses Taking $435 SON-IN-LAW JOHN J. MAHON Brief Investigation Reveals Shortage In City Comptroller’s Office And Arrest Follows,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., May 19, 1909.
  13. “HATLESS BUTCHER DEAD: Mr. Frank L. Knell Succumbs To Nervous Trouble HAD BEEN ILL 13 MONTHS Was Known As Interesting Character In Lexington Market, Where He Had Stall For Half Century,” The Sun (1837-1991), May 20, 1910.
  14. MULTUM IN PARVO, “Lexington Market Unclean At 6 A. M., Says This Passerby,” The Sun (1837-1991), June 4, 1910.
  15. “WATER FOR MARKETS: Comptroller Thrift Decides To Provide Better Facilities COMFORT STATION IN PLAN Lack Of Water In Lexington And Other Markets Has Been A Serious Inconvenience,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., May 31, 1911.
  16. “WANTS MARKET AS IT IS: Lexington’s Master Believes It Unwise To Make Changes THINKS MIGHT BE DEATH BLOW Famous Institution, Declares Mr. Paterson, Would Lose Prestige If Put Under Building,” The Sun (1837-1991), February 5, 1912.
  17. “TO SEGREGATE MARKET STALLS: Conncil Would Divide Them According To Lines Of Business,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., May 19, 1912.
  18. “Milady Goes to Market,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., August 25, 1912.
  19. “WRANGLE OVER STALLS: Lexington Market TangleToo Much For Justice Sayler–Conference Wednesday,” The Sun (1837-1991), March 27, 1913.
  20. “HIGHER MARKET FEES: City Has Plan To Get $40,000 A Year More From Dealers PER DIEM IN ADDITION TO RENT Collections To Be Made For Every Day On Which Persons Sell–Hearings Begin Tomorrow,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., April 6, 1913.
  21. “BOARD FOR MARKETS: Mayor, It Is Understood, Will Appoint A Commission CALLS CONDITIONS DISGRACE Conference Held Over Thrift Ordinance, But No Action Taken–Cleaning At Lexington Criticised,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., April 8, 1913.
  22. “THRIFT A STORM CENTRE: Marketmen Voice Dissatisfaction At Ordinance CLEANING CHARGE PROTESTED Depopulation Of The Markets Is Threatened By One Butcher – Cheers Greet Shots At Official,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., April 29, 1913.
  23. “The ‘Good Will Owners’ Of The Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), May 3, 1913.
  24. “Lexington Market Dealers Accused Of Duping And Defrauding Customers,” The Sun (1837-1991), August 1, 1915.
  25. “CITY TO BUILD NEW STALLS: Dealers Retain Titles Under Plan To Improve Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), September 27, 1916.
  26. “TO CUT END OFF MARKET: Nineteen Stalls Go At Biddle And Richmond Streets PARKING SPACE FOR AUTOS Curb Along Howard Street Will Be Set Back To Within Eight Feet Of Building,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., January 12, 1917.
  27. “FOR BETTER MARKETS: Comptroller Tome Would Provide More Suitable Buildings For Sale Of Food,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., July 29, 1919.
  28. “MARKET HEADS GET BADGES: Are Given Police Commissions By Comptroller Tome,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., September 21, 1922.
  29. “Officials To Study Plan For Basement Market,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., January 25, 1923.
  30. “CITY PROPOSES TO RAISE RENTS IN ALL MARKETS: Bill Introduced In Council Will Add $125,000 To Annual Revenue LAW WILL ABOLISH PER DIEM CHARGES Yearly Flat Stall Rate And $10 License Fee Will Be Continued,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., March 19, 1924.
  31. “Move For New Lexington Market Will Be Started,” The Sun (1837-1991), June 14, 1925.
  32. “Retail Merchants Urge New Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), June 24, 1925.
  33. “SOCIETY GIRL IS ATTACKED BY ‘SLASHER’: Miss Betty F. Startzman’s Coat And Dress Cut As She Shops In Market ATTENTION CALLED TO CUT BY WOMAN Both Rents Appear To Have Been Made With Razor–Police Notified,” The Sun (1837-1991), February 10, 1926.
  34. “American Soccer Team Arrives In Liverpool,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., October 13, 1926.
  35. “Lexington Market In Holiday Attire For Anniversary Party: Ancient Shopping Place, Bright With Decorations And White Paint, Ready To Welcome Cily Officials And Public,” The Sun (1837-1991), December 1, 1926.
  36. “Lexington Market In Colorful Attire On Its Birthday: 10,000 Visit Old Mart, Colorfully Arrayed, On Occasion Of Its Anniversary – Mayor And Other Officials Join In Celebration,” The Sun (1837-1991), December 2, 1926.
  37. “Lexington Market In Colorful Attire On Its Birthday: 10,000 Visit Old Mart, Colorfully Arrayed, On Occasion Of Its Anniversary – Mayor And Other Officials Join In Celebration,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., December 2, 1926.
  38. “POLICE AID SOUGHT IN MARKET CLEANUP: Comptroller Graham Asks Gaither To Halt Littering Of Streets,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., October 25, 1928.
  39. “LEXINGTON MARKET PLANS REJECTED: Board Of Estimates Turns Down Proposal For Rebuilding OPPOSED BY GRAHAM Delayed Repairs And Painting Now Expected To Proceed,” The Sun (1837-1991), July 11, 1929.
  40. “PARKING DECK AT LEXINGTON MARKET URGED: Stall Owners Unanimous In Approval At Council Hearing FUNDS WILL COME FROM LOAN OR FEES Proposed Ordinance Would Forbid Disturbing Of Present Rights,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., February 8, 1930.
  41. “To Act In Situation At Lexington Market: Mayor To Name Commission To Study Parking And Kindred Cognestion Problems,” The Sun (1837-1991), March 22, 1930.
  42. “LEXINGTON MARKET ALTERATION URGED: Dealers Ask For Roof Over Paca Street And Better Lighting System,” The Sun (1837-1991), November 25, 1933.
  43. “Removal Of Lexington Market Stalls Urged By Grand Jurors’ Group,” The Sun (1837-1991), March 15, 1934.
  44. MARKETER, “Sad Plaint About Parking Near The Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), April 21, 1934.
  45. “Improvements Urged By Merchant Group: Problems Confronting Stall Owners At Lexington Market Are Discussed,” The Sun (1837-1991), October 29, 1937.
  46. “A Former Baltimorean Makes A Plea For The Lexington Market Street Stalls And The Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), January 23, 1940.
  47. Warren Lewis, “LETTERS to the EDITOR: A Friend Of Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), January 26, 1940.
  48. Minerva K. Silverman, “Opposition To The Proposal To Spend $800,000 For A New Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), February 27, 1940.
  49. Franklyn L. Baumgart, “Under The Dome of The City Hall: Agitation For New Lexington Market Renewed– Efforts Expected To Have Jackson Approve Bond Issue–Councilmen Cold To Suggestion To Delay Ban On Street Stalls,” The Sun (1837-1991), February 16, 1941.
  50. “PLANS LAID FOR NEW LEXINGTON MARKET: Group Of Councilmen Move To Draft Legislation To Create Authority Mayor Jackson Will Approve If Convinced Project Will Be Self-Liquidating,” The Sun (1837-1991), March 13, 1941.
  51. “Market Bill Reported Favorably In Senate: Measure Would Authorize Creation Of Authority To Reconstruct Food Center Hero,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., March 26, 1941.
  52. “Lexington Market Area Free Of Street Stalls After Years: Business Of Operators, However, Will Continue As Usual, But In Different Locations,” The Sun (1837-1991), January 8, 1942.
  53. “Good-By To Street Stalls Around The Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), May 3, 1942.
  54. “Our Municipal Markets And Their Revenue Position,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., September 25, 1942.
  55. “NEW MARKET TALK SOUGHT: Downtown Group Invites Lexington Dealers To Parley On Problems Discussion Of Details Proposed–Misunderstanding Cited,” The Sun (1837-1991), May 9, 1943.
  56. “First Step Toward A New Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), May 10, 1943.
  57. Jose A. Moran, “Mayor Inspects Lexington Market; Tells Police To ‘Clean It Up … Fast,’” The Sun (1837-1991), July 6, 1944.
  58. “MARKET MEN MADE $27,742 ON SUBLEASES: But Taxpayers Paid Out $24,567 To Meet Lexington Deficit Market Men Net Sublease Profit,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., January 13, 1945.
  59. “MARKETS SOON SELL OUT MEAT: Lines Wait For Opening And Clear Most Stalls By Noon,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., May 6, 1945.
  60. “MAYOR MAKES APPOINTMENTS: Sends Council 17 Names For Three Commissions,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., June 26, 1945.
  61. “Let’s Push The Plans For A New Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), August 26, 1945.
  62. “Let’s Push The Plans For A New Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., August 26, 1945.
  63. “‘BETTER CITY’ EXHIBITION IN FEBRUARY: Four Civic Groups Plan Program To Arouse Public Interest,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., December 16, 1945.
  64. “Exhibit To Show Old, New Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), January 25, 1946.
  65. Albert W. Quinn, “Dream Of A Fair City Many Proposals Are Made But Very Few Are Chosen,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., March 6, 1946.
  66. Christian Roeder, “… Butchers In High Silk Hats,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., May 30, 1948.
  67. “On Growing Up With Plans For Improving Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), March 12, 1949.
  68. “Fire at Lexington Market Wipes Out Entire Section,” The Sun (1837-1991), March 25, 1949.
  69. “MARKET MEN HOLD PARLEY: Fire Victims Seek Means Of Returning To Business,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., March 27, 1949.
  70. “ONLY MARKET MEN WILL GET STALLS ‘Middle Men’ To Be Eliminated In New Lexington Setup,” The Sun (1837-1991), April 6, 1949.
  71. “Lexington Market To Bar Subleasing Of Its Stalls,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., July 14, 1949.
  72. “MARKET DEALERS EXPLAIN MIXUP: Committee Agrees That It Had No Link With Mayor,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., August 13, 1949.
  73. “The New Lexington Market-May Its Life Be Short,” The Sun (1837-1991), September 28, 1949.
  74. “LEXINGTON MARKET WORK IS ORDERED: Authority Tells Mayor Construction May Begin Next Week,” The Sun (1837-1991), November 10, 1950.
  75. “LEXINGTON MARKET WORK IS ORDERED: Authority Tells Mayor Construction May Begin Next Week,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., November 10, 1950.
  76. “Baltimore’s Secret Basement,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., January 6, 1951.
  77. “OLD MARKET BUILDING MAY GO AT AUCTION: Sale Of Lexington Metal Structure Urged As Hollins Men Ban It,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., April 7, 1952.
  78. “8,000 ON HAND AS LEXINGTON MARKET OPENS: Mayor Cuts Tape Admitting Public To 2 Newly Erected Buildings,” The Sun (1837-1991), April 25, 1952.
  79. Frank Henry, “Baltimore’s Markets—Now There Are 7: Picturesque Public Marts Famous For 150 Years; Richmond, Landmark On Howard St., Has Been Abandoned,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., October 9, 1955.
  80. “Change Urged For 8 Markets,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., November 2, 1955.
  81. “MARKET STALLS RENT MAY BE SET: Council To Get Bill Giving Comptroller Authority,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., January 18, 1956.
  82. “MARKET RENTS MAY BE RAISED: Discussions Planned After Ordinance Is Signed,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., May 11, 1956.
  83. “DOPE CHARGES HOLD FIVE MEN: Ring Worked Out Of Lexington Market, Agents Say,” The Sun (1837-1991), August 2, 1959.
  84. “2 TEEN-AGERS GET 5 YEARS IN DOPE CASE: Activities Centered In Lexington Market Area; 5 Charged,” The Sun (1837-1991), October 14, 1959.
  85. “THREE AUTHORITY SEATS ARE FILLED: Grady Makes Appointments To Lexington Market Unit,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., March 26, 1961.
  86. “80-Year Clock Tradition Ends As F. C. Staib Dies,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., March 3, 1966.
  87. “Pressman Renews Threat To Let Market Trash Lie,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., February 27, 1968.
  88. James D. Dilts, “The Changing City: To Market, To Market, Where Is It Today?,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., September 15, 1968.
  89. “PLITT RITES LISTED TODAY: He Operated Lexington Market Stall 50 Years,” The Sun (1837-1991), June 17, 1969.
  90. Hazel H. Willey, “I Remember . . .: Lexington Market in the Late Thirties,” The Sun (1837-1991), July 20, 1969.
  91. “SERIO RITES TO BE TODAY: Lexington Market Retailer Died Monday At 65,” The Sun (1837-1991), May 29, 1970.
  92. John B. O’Donnell, “MARKET MEN FIRE WAGNER AT LEXINGTON: Move Effective May 15; Held Unrelated To ’68 Controversy,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., June 4, 1970.
  93. “Lexington Market Head Is Fired,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., August 14, 1970.
  94. “Lexington Market Figure, Mrs. Giovanina Serio, Dies,” The Sun (1837-1991), January 30, 1971.
  95. James D. Hilts, “Lexington Merchant Tells Of ’Ultimatum ’: Meat Dealer Says He Faces Higher Expenses In Retroactive Lease Restricting Sales,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., April 26, 1971.
  96. “A New Broom,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., May 9, 1971.
  97. James D. Dilts, “LEXINGTON MART CHIEF REINSTATED: MacKenzie, Dismissed Last Week, Is Backed By Authority Board,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., June 22, 1971.
  98. James D. Dilts, “Ethics Panel Finds No Conflict at Mart,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., October 18, 1971.
  99. James D. Dilts, “Audit Blasts Market: Lexington Mart Report Finds Sloppy Records,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., January 28, 1972.
  100. James D. Dilts, “Lexington Mart Manager Named,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., February 9, 1972.
  101. MRS RUTH Z. LOOS, “I Remember… Powhatan and Days at the Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), October 14, 1973.
  102. Donald Kimelman, “Bonds Due in 1979: Lexington Mart on Fiscal Brink,” The Sun (1837-1991), August 16, 1976.
  103. “Here Is a List of City-Backed Corporations,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., April 19, 1980.
  104. Hideko Takayama, “Tokyo’s Basement Dinner Party: Lexington-Style Markets Please East-West Palates,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., May 28, 1980.
  105. Sandy Banisky, “Lexington Market Due for Repairs: Trustee Loan Fund of $2 Million Set,” The Sun (1837-1991), August 25, 1982.
  106. Rafael Alvarez, “Market Reunion: ‘Lady Eve’ Recalls ‘Big Family,’” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., September 25, 1982.
  107. Luther Young, “THE LEXINGTON LEGACY: New Arcade Will Bring the Country’s Oldest Market into the Age of Fast Food,” The Sun (1837-1991), October 24, 1982.
  108. Luther Young, “THE LEXINGTON LEGACY: New Arcade Will Bring the Country’s Oldest Market into the Age of Fast Food,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., October 24, 1982.
  109. Will Englund, “Lean Period Predicted for Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991), December 21, 1982.
  110. Will Englund, “Lean Period Predicted for Lexington Market,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., December 21, 1982.
  111. “Bullet Slightly Hurts Shopper in Lexington Market Arcade,” The Sun (1837-1991), February 26, 1983.
  112. Ron Davis, “Oversight of Markets Transferred: Council Takes Role from Comptroller,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., November 15, 1983.
  113. Katie Gunther, “After Slow Start, Stall Owners Hanging on: Lexington Arcade Pinnings Its Hopes on New Traffic from Metro Stop,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., November 21, 1983.
  114. David Simon, “Market Tells Tenants: Open for Fair,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., September 12, 1984.
  115. Michael Olesker, “On Corner at Lexington Market, City Life Swirls by,” The Sun (1837-1991), November 25, 1984.
  116. “William H. Beck Owned Produce Store,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., December 31, 1984.
  117. “Public Markets,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., May 11, 1985.
  118. David Simon, “Lexington Market Merchants to Seek Legal Help on Fee Rises,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., May 29, 1985.
  119. Carleton Jones, “BALTIMORE VICTUALS: Being a Picture of the Culinary Scene of 150 Years Ago, Drawn from the First Year’s Issues of The Sun,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., May 17, 1987, sec. Maryland Kitchen.
  120. Sandra Crockett, “Lexington’s in the Market for Relief from the Heat,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., July 11, 1987, sec. Maryland.
  121. “Legal Notice 1 – No Title,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., December 20, 1989, sec. Maryland.
  122. “John Faidley, Owner of Seafood Firm Located in Lexington Market, Dies,” The Sun (1837-1991), April 2, 1990, sec. Maryland.
  123. Carleton Jones, “To Market, to Market, to Buy a Fat…,” The Sun (1837-1991); Baltimore, Md., August 19, 1990, sec. Maryland.
  124. “Here’s What You’ll Find at City Markets: LEXINGTON MARKET,” The Sun (1837-1991), August 19, 1990, sec. Maryland.