Chicago Booth is lucky to have a rare artifact of historical significance... Can you guess what it is? Yes, this is an antique trading post that was used on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange from 1929 to 1981. It is one of 13 originals that were redistributed to museums and business schools during the Post Preservation Project between 1980 and 1982. Note the identifying number at the top. This number helped guide stockbrokers to the appropriate post for trading specific companies. It’s humbling to have such an indelible piece of financial history here within Harper Center.
Click the audio recording below to hear students talking about the Trading Booth.