Philadelphia Exchange

Philadelphia Exchange (HMYK2)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.848', W 75° 8.735'

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— Independence Hall National Historical Park —

The magnificent building in front of you testifies to 19th Century Philadelphia's importance as a financial hub. The Philadelphia (Merchants') Exchange opened in 1834, and stood in the commercial heart of the city. Merchants, manufacturers, brokers and shipmasters all gathered here to trade stocks and commodities, and to learn the latest business news.

The Exchange has been called architect William Strickland's "Philadelphia Masterpiece." Strickland, who broke with British traditions and became a leader in Greek Revival architecture, also designed the Second Bank of the United States on Chestnut Street, and the Tennessee state capitol in Nashville.

The Philadelphia Exchange has been restored on the exterior only. The building is not open to the public.

"It is indeed a superb classic building, a credit to the skill of its architect, Mr. Strickland, . . . and a lasting monument of the enterprise and liberality of our Merchants, and an ornament to Philadelphia." —Bricknell's Counterfeit Detector, 1834.
HM NumberHMYK2
Marker Number28
Placed ByIndependence National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 8:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487563 N 4421936
Decimal Degrees39.94746667, -75.14558333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.848', W 75° 8.735'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 50.88" N, 75° 8' 44.10" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 214 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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