Once the site of the home owned by famed thoroughbred trainer William Perkins, the site today features a new building with a mural depicting the history of the East End by artist Sundiata Rashid.
On this corner were the homes of two prominent East End residents: John Caulder and William Perkins. Caulder, who lived at 505 East Third Street, was principal of Constitution Elementary School which opened in 1883 with 100 pupils.
Perkins trained over 600 thoroughbred winners in 18 years. In 1926 he trained more winning horses (82 races) than any other trainer in the U.S. He lived in his house at 503 East Third until his death in 1927.
On the Race Street side of the corner grocery, the Lexington Market East End that now stands on the site, is a mural by the artist Sudiata Rashid. Called “Know Your History. Then Make History,” the mural was unveiled in 2013. It depicts the history of the East End and features portraits of past and present East End residents. The artist wanted to tie the past and present together by painting the past in black and white and the future in color.