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First known as the LA Terminal Market, ROW DTLA was built from 1917 to 1923 along the Southern Pacific Railroad, and continues to be a major hub for the distribution of produce across the region.

Infighting amongst the shareholders and stall vendors led to the creation of The Los Angeles Market Company on 7th and Central Streets. The Southern Pacific railroad established on 6th Street and Alameda.

image of street view
view of bustling terminal market

The Terminal Market, located at Seventh and Central, was constructed to provide a larger central marketplace for wholesale produce. Where previously the market was crowded with horses and buggies, this new site was designed to be large enough to accommodate automobile traffic.

Los Angeles City Market (1927) - Buyers create a traffic jam at the Los Angeles wholesale produce market.

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view of bustling terminal market

Aerial view of Union Terminal Market, downtown Los Angeles, ca.1930-1935. Built on Pacific Electric Railroad property for shipping produce to out-of-state customers by railroad.