human settlement in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
English Lexington Market
Lexington Market is a historic market in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The main market is housed in two large buildings on the north corners of the intersection of Paca and Lexington Streets. In the broader sense, Lexington Market encompasses both the main market and all of the shops on Lexington Street from Greene Street to Liberty Street.
The main market buildings are host to small eateries and stands selling fish, produce, meat, baked goods, and candy.
Lexington Market is located near the Baltimore Light Rail and Baltimore Metro Subway stops of the same name. It is about six blocks from Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Lexington Market is one of the longest-running markets in the world, having been around since 1789. The market continues to stand in its original site. The land for this historical market was donated by General John Eager Howard, famous colonial Revolutionary War commander of Maryland Line regiment of Continental Army. from his estate "Belvedere" (also known as "Howard's Woods) west and north of Baltimore Town. The market originally operated without sheds and stalls. Farmers would load up their horse drawn wagons with ham, butter, eggs and produce. The farmers would travel from Towson and Reisterstown to sell their goods at the market. They would usually start work by dawn.
In 1803 the market had increased in size. The market now spread from Eutaw Street down to Lexington Street. It would later spread over to Greene Street. In the beginning the market was open on Tuesdays, Friday and Saturday from 2am until 12noon. A bell would ring at the start of the day and at the end of the day. Before being called Lexington Market it was known as Western Precincts Market.
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Russian Lexington Market
Открытый аж в 1782 году исторический рынок постепенно стал местом недорого питания, а собственно торговля продуктами отошла здесь на второй план. В огромном крытом помещении десятки киосков с самой разнообразной едой — от китайской и BBQ до вполне приличной пасты. Неформальным центром рынка является специализирующийся на рыбе и морепродуктах Faidley's: это единственное на рынке место, где есть хотя бы столы (правда, высокие столы без стульев), и ходят сюда для того, чтобы полакомиться пирогами из крабов (crab cakes), которые сами жители Балтимора считают лучшими в мире. Также не пропустите стойки булочных, торгующих Bergers Cookies — самым популярным в городе шоколадным печеньем.