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Cornerspotted: Once a Thriving Market, Now Bland Apartments

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Several readers correctly guessed the building in this week's Cornerspotter, but several others got their historic market buildings confused. The building pictured was the West Washington Market wholesale poultry building, located on 12th Street near the river. But Washington Market stretched all the way downtown, and some readers thought this building was located near the present day Washington Market Park and World Trade Center. The entire market was once the biggest and busiest wholesale market in the world, and in 1945, the Times reported that nearly one-eighth of all produce in the nation passed through the market.
· Hint: Poultry and Produce in 1930s New York [Curbed]
· Cornerspotter [Curbed]