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Merchants' Exchange Building

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County of Philadelphia.
143 S. Third Street
National Register Number: 01001047
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - business. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: PA-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Part of Independence National Historic Site, but not open to the public..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - August 7, 2001):
The Philadelphia Merchants' Exchange Building is nationally significant for its architectural design. This monumental office building was designed by William Strickland (1788-1854) in 1831, and is an exquisite expression of the Greek Revival style. Strickland was one of the leading architects of his day, and the Merchants' Exchange Building is an example of his most successful and innovative design.

There are no threats indicated this reporting period.

There are no changes to the landmark indicated.

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