Exchanges

In modern usage, buildings that house banks that specialize in the exchange of stocks and securities. The term historically refers to buildings in which the merchants of a town assemble for the transaction of business.

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2517
Names
exchanges
exchange
exchange banks
bourses
lonjas Spanish
beursgebouwen Dutch
beursgebouw Dutch
beurs Dutch
beurzen Dutch
lonjas de comercio Spanish
lonja de comercio Spanish

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In modern usage, buildings that house banks that specialize in the exchange of stocks and securities. The term historically refers to buildings in which the merchants of a town assemble for the transaction of business.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005222. The J. Paul Getty Trust.