City Market – Rising Star TX

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The WPA approved $8,089 toward the construction of the $18,000 city market. The building was constructed of native stone, 80×120 feet, with 18 foot walls, concrete floor, and metal roof. The purpose was to provide space for the fall fair, storage space for peanuts, and a public market for farmers’ produce. The building is currently used for community events.

Source notes

WPA projects authorized. (June 13, 1940). Abilene Reporter News, p.9.
WPA market building at Rising Star ok'd. (September 8, 1940). Abilene Reporter News, p. 39.
Ceremony planned for opening of Rising Star's public market. (April 13, 1941). Abilene Reporter News, p. 36.
Work Project Administration plaque, 1938-1940.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on May 24, 2016.

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Location Info


209-299 S. Main
Rising Star, TX 76471

Coordinates: 32.093562, -98.9639275

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