111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910639.947952 -75.149422
Neighborhoods: Center City, Center City East
Beautiful interior for a food court. Good place to pick up a decent "Philly Cheesesteak"! – Beautiful interior for a food court. Convienient location for tourists. Across the lawn from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Cute, reasonable souvenir shops. Good "Philly Cheesesteaks"! Clean Clean Clean
The first commodities exchange in the United States now plays host to an assortment of shops and restaurants. – In Short
Philadelphia resident George E. Bartol was so enamored of a Bourse (the word means "place of exchange" in Middle French) that he saw in Hamburg, he decided to build his own. Completed in 1895, the building, with a huge skylit great hall as its centerpiece, housed Philadelphia's stock, grain, and maritime exchanges. Technologically, the building was very ahead of its time--pneumatic tubes allowed for a direct connection between the building and the U.S. Post Office. The Bourse was renovated in the 1980s into its current mall-esque incarnation.
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