American Stock Exchange

86 Trinity Pl., New York, New York

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Photo taken by Michael Miller in October 2012

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Description 

This handsome Art Deco building, erected in 1921 and enlarged 1929-1931, houses one of the nation's most important securities exchanges. Tracing its origins to 1849, when the discovery of gold in California precipitated an increase in securities trading, it remained an outdoor "curb" market --"the most picturesque, exciting, and incomprehensible segment of American business" --with little formal organization until it moved to this building. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 2, 1978

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 2, 1978
Reference number
78001867
Architectural style
Modern Movement: Art Deco
Areas of significance
Commerce; Economics
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Professional
Current function
Professional
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant year
1921

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2014: New photo from Michael Miller

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