The Municipal Market of Corinth is an interesting public building with significant architectural and historical values, a key element of the history and identity of the city. It was built in 1930 to replace the Market that was demolished by the earthquake of 1928. "The Market of Corinth is characteristic of the first organized effort of Greek engineers to rebuild a city, which was hit by earthquake, with reinforced concrete and modern ideas. The Market exemplary combines the traditional typology of the building with arcade and atrium in a simplified morphological manner, which met the requirements of modern times. These features make the Market unique in our country. "
In April 2012 the Central Council of Modern Monuments of the Ministry of Culture, decided, by majority, upon the non-designation of the Market as a listed monument, thus making way for its demolition, as this is the desire of the municipality. In its place a new municipal market will be constructed.
The Citizens of Corinth’s Movement struggles to rescue and enhance the building. MOnuMENTA sent a letter asking for the characterization of the Market, pointing out that the demolition would extinguish another of the few historic buildings of the city, degrading therefore the identity of Corinth and the quality of life of its residents. The market is connected with the daily life of the citizens and constitutes a unique landmark, like the markets of Chalcida and Kypseli, which have been classified as monuments.
MOnuMENTA continues the effort to save the building, hence we have designed a card addressed to the Mayor of the Corinthians urging him to protect and enhance one of the few remaining monuments of the interwar period in Corinth. The card is sent electronically and by mail.