Globe Insiders

From the Archives | Photo gallery

Quincy Market

Dec. 26,1954: This day-after-Christmas photo showed a quiet Quincy Market. Business would begin shortly for New Year’s Eve sales.

Hugh O’Donnell/Globe Staff

Dec. 26,1954: This day-after-Christmas photo showed a quiet Quincy Market. Business would begin shortly for New Year’s Eve sales.

Quincy Market opened on Aug. 26, 1826, beside Faneuil Hall to accommodate the need for more goods and shopping. Landfill was carted in to create the plot of land for the grocery market, which was originally on the waterfront. Major expansion and renovations took place in the 1970s, and the main Quincy Market building is now part of Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Instead of meat and produce, a variety of eateries line the historic hall. — Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com