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East End Markets

The East End Markets were established by Richard Vaughan in 1867. They were located on East Terrace between North Terrace and Rundle Street. By the 1890s there was such competition for stalls that a new site was needed. Richard Charlick, proprietor of a fruit, potato and grocery store, purchased land between Rundle Street and Grenfell Street with the plan of extending the existing market. Negotiations with the East End Market Corporation failed, however, and Charlick established his own rival market, the Adelaide Fruit and Produce Exchange, on that site. It began trading in 1904 and closed in 1988.

In recent years the covered market areas have been demolished to make way for residential developments and other constructions but fortunately most of the original decorative facades with their ornate gables and cornucopia motifs have been retained.

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East End Market entrance
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East End Market sign
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