Fulton Market 2019

The Fulton-Randolph Market District, often shortened to Fulton Market, is a district on the Near West Side of Chicago. It was formerly a meat-packing, warehouse and industrial district, but has gentrified with corporate headquarters, the tech industry, hotels, bars, restaurants and retail. Randolph Street and Lake Street are the main East-West streets, and Halsted Street is the major North-South artery. The district's name commemorates American inventor Robert Fulton and it is located just across the expressway from the Fulton River District to the east.

It was granted Landmark District status by the City of Chicago in 2015. The district is around 74 acres in size. The district is served by the CTA's Green and Pink lines at the Morgan 'L' station, as well as several bus routes. In the 2010s it attracted both corporate and regional headquarters for many corporations including McDonalds, Google, Dyson, Herman Miller and Mondelez, among others.

Now Fulton Market is flooded with murals. I love going through the area photographing murals from the likes of JC Rivera (Pizza Wings and The Bear Champ), Losselyong, Jasmine Petersen (Fast Girl), Solomon Souza, Libre Hem (Two Wolves), Charles Uter III (Chit Chat), Czr Prz (Have Wings Will Fly), Lefty Out There (Stoli), Erik Lundquist (Federales), Senkoe (Lion) and Joey ‘Joey D’ Depakakibo.