Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

What Once Was: Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia — Resources


“Early Market Scenes; A “Critic” Reporter in Quest of News Before Daylight Among the Hucksters.” Evening Critic August 9, 1886.

The Sustainable DC Mayor’s Order (2013-209) Final Report of all Task Forces.

District of Columbia. District of Columbia Code, Annotated. 1961 Edition. 47–2336. Sales on streets or public places. ((July 1, 1902, 32 Stat. 627, ch. 1352, § 7, par. 36; July 1, 1932, 47 Stat. 557, ch. 366.)

District of Columbia. Police Regulations. 1902 (with 1905 amendments).  Gregg Kettles. “Day Labor Markets and Public Space.” Mills College, February 16, 2009 Loyola Marymount University.

Jessie Kratz. New Web Exhibit on Center Market. July 8, 2015. https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2015/07/08/new-web-exhibit-on-center-market/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/sets/72157643326672524/ and https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/a-capital-market/QQU4evBD?position=0%2C-1

Renia Ehrenfeucht and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, “Constructing the Sidewalks: Municipal Government and the Production of Public Space in Los Angeles, California, 1880-1920,” 33  104, 110-111 (2007).

United States. Congress. 60th Congress. 1st Session. Document No. 495. Papers Relating to the Washington Market Company. Papers Relating to The Washington Market Company and The Removal of The Washington Market to South of Maryland Avenue and B Street SW., And Between Third and Four-And-A-Half Streets SW., With Illustrations. May 19, 1908.

Emily G. Scali. “Central Market: A Study of Architecture as Ecosystem.” M.Arch. Thesis   Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2010.

“Center Market’s Chaotic Exuberance” Streets of Washington blog May 24, 2010 www.streetsofwashington.com/2010/05/center-markets-chaotic-exuberance.htm

Helen Tangires has written extensively about Washington area market buildings. On Center Market: “Contested Space: The Life and Death of Center Market,” Washington History 7 (Spring-Summer 1995):46-67. On all Cluss’s markets in the Washington area: “Adolf Cluss and Public Market Reform,” in Adolf Cluss, Architect: From Germany to America ed. by Alan Lessoff and Christof Mauch. Washington and Heilbronn, 2005, 157-167. Tangires also takes a broader, national perspective in Public Markets and Civic Culture in Nineteenth-Century America. Baltimore, 2003.

Washington Topham. “Centre Market and Vicinity” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Vol. 26 (1924), pp. 1-88

Washington Topham. “Northern Liberty Market.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Vol. 24 (1922), pp. 43-66.

Clint Trocchio and Paul J. Miller. “Washington, DC’s Lottery-Rotation System for Food Trucks: A Step in the Right Direction.” Policy Perspectives | Volume 22 10.4079/pp.v22i0.15111

Washington City Market. [To accompany bill H.R. No. 1684] Specifications for Washington City Market Building. March 9, 1870.

United States Senate. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. [Washington Market Company inquiry report] 43d Congress, 1st Session. Senate. Report No. 449. June 13, 1874.





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