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The Bourse

The Bourse

Completed in 1895, the Philadelphia Bourse Building originally served as the first commodities exchange in the United States. Three types of masonry were used on the facade: Carlisle redstone, Pompeian buff brick and terra cotta. Bow-top girders were used to support a skylight at the third floor. Named “The Bourse” in 1979, the building was adapted to a retail and office complex. Today, it houses 24 retail and food service stores and more than 50 businesses, and it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, Dining & Restaurants, Shopping

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