Merchants' Exchange Building (Philadelphia)

building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Coordinates: 39°56′50″N 75°08′46″W / 39.9473°N 75.1460°W / 39.9473; -75.1460

The Merchants' Exchange Building is a building in the city of Philadelphia which is in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States. It is in a historical neighborhood called Old City. Architect William Strickland designed the building.[1] It was built starting in the year 1832 and was done in 1834.[1] The Merchants' Exchange Building was the first office building in the city.[1] It used to be a brokerage house. In 1875, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange moved into the building.

Merchants' Exchange Building
America's oldest stock exchange building.JPG
Rear (2012)
Location143 S. Third St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ArchitectWilliam Strickland[1]
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.01001047
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 7, 2001[2]
Designated NHLAugust 7, 2001[3]

In the year 2001 it became a National Historic Landmark.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Merchants' Exchange". The Library Company of Philadelphia. World Digital Library. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
  2. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Merchants' Exchange Building". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2008.
  4. Zana C. Wolf and Charles Tonetti (September 30, 2000) National Historic Landmark Nomination: Merchants' Exchange Building / Philadelphia Exchange Archived 2012-08-27 at the Wayback Machine, National Park Service and Accompanying 8 images, from 1834, 1964, and undated Archived 2012-08-27 at the Wayback Machine