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Meadville Market House

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1870–1871, 1916–1917. 910 Market St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

It is unusual to find a market house still operating in the middle of town, one that opens at six in the morning to sell produce and baked goods year-round. A second story was added to the market between 1916 and 1917, which, from 1975, has housed both the Meadville Council on the Arts and a performance space. The simple gable-roofed, brick rectangular structure has an open-air gallery on all sides. Windows line each elevation; those on the first story are round arched, while the upper-story windows are rectangular. Next door at 900–902 Market Street, Keppler's Hotel (c. 1870, renovated 2006), a three-story red brick structure with a two-story porch on the facade, further illustrates the commercial viability of the town's older buildings.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


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Lu Donnelly et al., "Meadville Market House", [Meadville, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 514-514.

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