Cross Street Market                Estd. 1846

Steady growth in South Baltimore led to a petition for a market
here in 1838. The first market building, a long open-air shed
erected in 1845-46, extended along Cross Street between Charles
and Patapsco. In 1864, an identical building was erected to the
east, doubling the amount of market space. Five years later, the
first market building was condemned and the City Commissioned
Frank Davis, local Baltimore architect, to design a new structure
on the same site. Davis' market, designed in the Italianate Style,
featured a large public hall on the second story, which served the
community as a gathering place for public meetings, recreation
and entertainment.

On market days, farmers set up stalls and tents on Cross Street,
attracting such crowds that the police erected wooden towers at
each end of the market to direct traffic. In 1951, the market and
much of Cross Street burned to the ground. The present structure
was built in 1952.Cross Street Market was built to serve the
growing area south of Hanover Market. The market is located in
historic Federal Hill and four blocks from the Inner Harbor and the
downtown business district.  The market is surrounded by
charming 19th century homes and caters to homeowners,
business people and tourists.The Cross Street Market is 29,803 s.f.


1065 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230


Monday - Saturday
7 am -  7 pm
Special hours for Nick’s Seafood only
Nick’s Seafood , famous for its happy hour, is open until 11 pm on Friday
and Saturday and from noon until 6 pm on Sunday's.

Click here for the complete listing of the Stalls / Businesses at the
Cross Street Market
Cross Street Market
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