In honor of our new partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, PPS is revisiting a body of project work impacting historic places. Last week we looked at several historic train stations in New Jersey; today we’ll examine America’s market halls.

America once had hundreds of thriving market halls. Sadly, most were demolished or converted to other uses following the rise of the supermarket after World War Two. A handful of these places–too beloved to kill–survived and approximately 100-150 are still operating today. PPS has worked with many of them to help them renovate and restore their beautiful sheds and develop effective business models so that they continue to thrive in the future.