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Pike Place Market's Corner Market dedication plaque | by Rob Ketcherside
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Pike Place Market's Corner Market dedication plaque

Tradewell Stores, a regional grocery chain, funded this plaque in 1975 along with part of the cost of restoring the Pike Place Market. As the plaque explains, Tradewell was located here, and their predecessor Eba's Cut Rate Markets had a store in the building early on.


But the history isn't quite right.


Herman and Minnie Eba's stall opened by 1908, not in 1910.


The Eba's store in the Corner Market opened in 1927, not 1929.


Tradewell took over Eba's in 1939, not 1934.


Ouch, right? The only accurate dates were contemporary to the plaque. I'm just glad that Tradewell was still interested in its early history in 1975. That's pretty cool.


Here is my full history of Eba's, and its transition to Tradewell,


(I've lost the original caption to this photo, so my comment below does not refer to this text.)

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Taken on October 13, 2014