I got lost in the 80s tax photos again. Even though I'm put off by live markets - the wafting stink of ammonia and chicken shit, the general hostility towards onlookers (put those cameras away!), and those innocents awaiting their fate in all-too tiny cages - I find them fascinating. A favorite building of mine in the neighborhood is the Al-Noor Halal Chicken market on 20th Street between Fourth and Fifth, Here's a moment frozen in time from thirty years ago, with the building under different ownership.
The details on the purpose-built building are still there today.
The warehouse next door once housed a contracting company.