Maxwell Street Market Every Sunday

Maxwell Street Market - History

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 Maxwell Street Market (Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune historical photo)

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For about 100 years, Maxwell Street was one of Chicago’s most unconventional business—and residential—districts. About a mile long and located in the shadow of downtown skyscrapers, it was a place where businesses grew selling anything from shoestrings to expensive clothes. Today, that tradition continues at Maxwell Street Market (800 S. Desplaines St.), featuring bargains and bargaining with an international flavor, year round on Sundays, 7am–3pm.

 

For more information about the market’s history, and Chicago’s love affair with Maxwell Street:

WGN Radio – It’s Time Again For One of The Most Historic Markets In The City (2016)

Chicago Tribune – Chicago’s love affair with Maxwell Street (2014)

Chicago Tribune – Remembering Maxwell Street (2014)

Examiner.com – Maxwell Street, then and now (2010)

Chicago History Museum – The New, New Maxwell Street Market (2009)

Wall Street Journal – This Was Maxwell Street (2008)

WGN Radio – It’s Time Again For One of The Most Historic Markets In The City (2016)