Then and Now, Fulton-Halsted

1958–Fulton Market @ Halsted Street, view west

2023–the same location

New York City’s Fulton Street Market sold fish. Here in Chicago, our Fulton Street Market sold meat. In 1958 this part of Fulton was still the center of the city’s wholesale meat trade. Several blocks were officially renamed “Fulton Market,” complete with street signs proclaiming the fact.

Today Fulton Market is one of Chicago’s trendier streets. Now the meat you get here is retail, served up in one of the many local restaurants.



1 Response to “Then and Now, Fulton-Halsted”

  1. 1 Garry March 20, 2023 at 9:13 am

    What is with this city & those asinine signs that cost a fortune proclaiming the neighborhoods? What flunkout from a graphic design program designed that Fulton Market foolishness!
    There’s the absurd misspelled “NortHalsted” ones & the useless Roger Park ones over Devon & Howard at the C&NW tracks that each wasted $125,000 to put up!

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