“The World Famous Lexington Market,” as it was known is being torn down and centuries of Baltimore history is being reduced to dust. Lexington Market, at 400 W. Lexington St. downtown established in 1782, is the nation’s oldest continuously operating public market and parts of it allegedly are still operating even in the midst of demolition. It has been a public meeting place for some of the city’s disenfranchised communities for decades. For many, fears of gentrification swirl along with the dust from demolition. The city says there are plans for renovation of the historic market.

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Sean Yoes

AFRO Baltimore Editor