Discovering the 9th Street Market: A Treasure Hunt for Clues to the Past
Amid the bustling crowds of shoppers bargaining for fresh produce or wares, one can find countless clues to the past hidden in the commercial landscape of the 9th Street Market. These clues provide insight into the rich 100-year history of work and daily life in this vibrant market. This treasure hunt activity is designed to get students to explore 9th Street and use these clues to the past to understand the history of the market and the transformation of its businesses and neighborhood over time.
- “The Ninth Street Market and South Philadelphia: Personal Connections, Particular Views, Past Times, and Embodied Places,” by Joan Saverino, Pennsylvania Legacies November 2007