Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

It Happened Today in New York City

On May 17, 1792, under a buttonwood tree at 68 Wall Street, 24 stockbrokers drafted and signed an agreement establishing themselves as “the New York Stock & Exchange Board”. They would ultimately shorten this title to The New York Stock Exchange. The signatories included names that would remain on New York City streets to this day, such as Andrew Barclay and Leonard Bleecker. Today, the Buttonwood Agreement can be seen at the Museum of American Finance.


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