Roof, Windows At Eastern Market Repaired

2:43 PM, Jul 16, 2008   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- D.C. officials say repairs have been made to the roof and windows of the historic Eastern Market, which was gutted by fire last year.

The repairs come as the city works to reopen the 135-year-old Capitol Hill landmark by next summer.

The project's next steps include excavating the market's interior to install new utilities. The renovated market also will include a sprinkler system and new restrooms.

Eastern Market was built in 1873 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Until the fire, it was the longest continuously running public market in the city.

Many of the vendors have been operating at a temporary facility nearby until the market reopens.

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