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Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas

Constitution Hall, Lecompton, Kansas
Date: 1908
This building served as the seat of the Kansas Territorial government in 1857 and 1858. The second territorial legislature met here in 1857. The constitutional convention that drafted the Lecompton Constitution also met here. At the time this photo was taken, the building served as the meeting hall for the International Order of Odd Fellows. Lecompton Constitution Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and as a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

Merchants' Exchange Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Merchants' Exchange Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: 1849
Photograph of the Merchants' Exchange, Philadelphia, Aug.16, 1849. This photograph is from an original talbotype made by the Langheim Brothers of Philadelphia courtesy of Miss M. T. Talbot. The Merchants' Exchange was designed by William Strickland in the Greek Revival style and operated as a brokerage house and Philadelphia Stock Exchange during the nineteenth century, as well as the first post office to sell stamps in the United States. In 2001, the Merchants' Exchange was registered as a National Historical Landmark as the oldest stock exchange building in the United States.

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