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2018
  • 2018
       

    2018 - 125th Anniversary

    The Market Celebrates its 125th Anniversary on February 22nd. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 2012
       

    2012 - 120 Years

    The Reading Terminal Market celebrated 120 years of bringing fresh and local food to Philadelphia. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 2000
       

    2000 - Growth

    The Reading Terminal Market was 100% occupied, a result of growth in downtown residential population and tourism. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1994
       

    1994 - Non-Profit Corporation

    Non-profit Reading Terminal Market Corporation created to manage the market. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1993
       

    1993 - New Customers

    The adjacent Pennsylvania Convention Center opened and brought new customers to the market. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1992
       

    1992 - The Food Trust

    The Food Trust was founded as a program of the Reading Terminal Market Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1990
       

    1990 - RTM Acquired

    Pennsylvania Convention Center bought the Reading Terminal Market. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1988
       

    1988 - Market Preservation

    Supporters of the market organized The Reading Terminal Market Preservation Fund to ensure that the market retained its character as the convention center project developed. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to...

  • 1985
       

    1985 - New Market East Station

    The new Market East Station with rail and subway services connecting all major transportation lines opened underneath the market. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1984
       

    1984 - Last Train

    The last train left the Reading Terminal. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1983
       

    1983 - Increased Occupancy

    The market was 60% occupied and had become a center for charitable and seasonable food events and impromptu piano concerts. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1980
       

    1980 - Emerging from Bankruptcy

    The Reading Company emerged from bankruptcy, bought out the lease, and began to invest in the market. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1979
       

    1979 - Occupancy

    Reading Terminal Market was only 20% occupied. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1976
       

    1976 - Leasing the Market

    The Reading Company leased the Market to a real estate speculator 15 years. He raised rents driving out 30 of the 56 remaining merchants. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5...

  • 1971
       

    1971 - Bankruptcy

    Reading Company declared bankruptcy and no longer invested in the upkeep of the market. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 70s-80s
       

    70s-80s - Preservation of the Market

    Preservationists who wanted to save the market battled with those who wanted to demolish it to advance the East Market Redevelopment plan Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or...

  • 1968
       

    1968 - Informal Markets

    Informal markets formed around Front and High (Market) Streets near where farmers and fisherman brought their goods from southern New Jersey. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email...

  • 50s-60s
       

    50s-60s - Improving Safety

    New local and federal regulations intended to improve safety of the food supply increased merchants’ cost of doing business. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1941
       

    1941 - Rationing during the War

    Rationing during World War II brought episodic meat and dairy shortages to the nation Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1935
       

    1935 - Call-in Orders

    The market had 400 phone lines to take call-in orders. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1934
       

    1934 - Celebration of the RTM Merchants Association

    Reading Terminal Market Merchants’ Association celebrated its fourth year in with the Third Food Show and Home -Progress Exposition with 140 exhibitors and 60,000 attendees. The Harry Taylor orchestra provided music throughout the nine day festival. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions?...

  • 1933
       

    1933 - Upgrades to the Market

    The Reading Company invested in new doorways and six refrigerated show windows along Twelfth Street. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1930
       

    1930 - Merchants Association

    Merchants organized the Reading Terminal Market Merchants’ Association to stem the loss of business from the City’s new parking regulations and the downturn in the economy. Merchants offered customers free nearby parking. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk...

  • 1913
       

    1913 - The Source

    Reading Terminal Market advertised itself as the “Source of Main Food Supply of Philadelphia and Adjacent Territory” with 250 specialized dealers and 100 farmers occupying the stalls Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9...

  • 1893
       

    1893 - Train Service Began

    Train service began at the new Reading Terminal. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1892
       

    1892 - RTM Opens for Business

    The Reading Terminal Market opened for business. Merchants at the Butchers and Farmers’ Market and the Franklin Market moved into the new Reading Terminal Market. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to...

  • 1891
       

    1891 - Construction

    Construction began on the Reading Terminal after the Company agreed to build a market underneath the new railroad station. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1890
       

    1890 - Consolidation

    The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company consolidated its four Philadelphia terminals to build one large terminal in downtown Philadelphia. The Company purchased the 1110 block of Market Street. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from...

  • 1860
       

    1860 - Butchers and Farmers Markets

    The indoor Butchers’ and Farmers’ Market located in the 1100 block of Market Street opened for business. The indoor Franklin Market was established on 10th Street south of Market Street, but by 1885 had relocated next to the Butchers’ and Farmers’ Market. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to...

  • 1859
       

    1859 - Removal of Outdoor Market Structures

    Select and Common Councils of the City of Philadelphia directed the Commissioner of Markets to remove the outdoor market structures located on east Market Street and those located west of Broad Street. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk...

  • 1858
       

    1858 - Nine Market Houses

    Market Street had nine market houses that stretched from Water to Eighth Street and two markets west of Broad Street between Fifteenth and Seventeenth Streets Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to...

  • 1858
       

    1858 - Market Street

    City ordinance changed the name of High Street to Market Street. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1837
       

    1837 - Demolishing the 1709 market

    City Commissioners voted to demolish the 1709 market house to make way for new market houses made of cast iron. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1836
       

    1836 - Columbia-Philadelphia Railroad

    The Columbia-Philadelphia Railroad began laying streetcar tracks on High Street. Streetcars were not permitted to run on market days. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1822
       

    1822 - Rebuilding

    City ordinance approved the rebuilding of the 1720s Jersey Market House on Market Street between Front and Second Streets. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1815
       

    1815 - Ordinance Passed

    Ordinance passed for building a fish market on High Street east of Water Street Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1790s
       

    1790s - Market Sheds

    Market sheds or shambles lined High Street from Second to Sixth Street Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1769
       

    1769 - Market Opened

    North Second Street Market at Second and Coates (later Fairmount) opened Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1745
       

    1745 - New Market

    New Market at Second and Pine Streets opened. The market house was added in 1804. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1741
       

    1741 - Market Days

    On market days, Wednesday and Saturdays, iron chains were put up at sunrise to protect shoppers from the carts and carriages Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email...

  • 1709
       

    1709 - Towne Hall

    First permanent head house was built in the middle of Second and High Streets. Known as “Towne Hall” the building served as Pennsylvania’s capitol until 1735. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM...

  • 1693
       

    1693 - Formal Market

    Local government agreed to have a formal market with a market head house located where Second Street crossed High Street. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.org

  • 1680
       

    1680 - Gathering

    Informal markets formed around Front and High (Market) Streets near where farmers and fisherman brought their goods from southern New Jersey. Delivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 11 AM to 1 PM or email info@readingterminalmarket.orgDelivery Questions? Call the help desk at (215) 922-2317 from 9 AM to 5 PM or email...

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