at 20th and Market, Philadelphia, 19102 United States
Philadelphia Stock Exchange , now known as NASDAQ OMX PHLX, is the oldest stock exchange in the United States, founded in 1790. It is now owned by The NASDAQ OMX Group.HistoryOver its 200 years the exchange has had various titles and has been located in various buildings around Philadelphia.Founded in 1790 as the "Board of Brokers," it was located at the Merchants Coffee House, now known as the City Tavern, at the corner of Second and Walnut Streets.In 1831, Stephen Girard’s Bank had formed the "Philadelphia Merchant’s Exchange Company" to erect a new building to house the Board of Brokers and other groups. The Board of Brokers moved into the Merchants Exchange Building at 3rd and Dock Streets in 1834 following a fire at the coffee house.In 1875, the Board of Brokers changed its name to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.In 1876, the exchange moved to the rear of the Girard Bank Building, formerly the First Bank of the United States. It stayed there until 1888.From 1888 to 1902, the exchange moved to the Drexel Building which was located near Fifth Street and Chestnut.Between 1902 and 1912, the exchange returned to the Merchants Exchange Building.In 1913, it moved to a building at 1411 Walnut Street, now a national landmark.In 1951, the exchange moved to the Central Penn Bank Building at 1401 Walnut Street. It stayed there until 1966 when it moved to a newly constructed building (currently the Sofitel Hotel) at 17th and Sansom. The 1700 block of Ionic Street, a narrow thoroughfare just north of this building, was renamed Stock Exchange Place and was still signed as such as of 2009.
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