buttonwood buttonwood


  • (n) very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexico


  1. Wall Street's merchants and insurance brokers then did their trading under a buttonwood tree.
  2. The rule originated in 1792, when 24 brokers met under a buttonwood tree in downtown Manhattan to found the organization that later became the exchange.
  3. As befits an institution that began business under a colonial buttonwood tree, the venerable New York Stock Exchange now observes only every 25th birthday.


  1. For Kids

    Buttonwood Park Zoo: Toe Jam Puppet Band, every Monday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Toddler Tales every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. www.bpzoo.org. Buttonwood Park Zoo, 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

  2. Owner of collapsed building speaks out

    The owner of the Reading building that collapsed Tuesday evening, says he has been unfairly portrayed and wants to set the record straight. The property, on the corner of Buttonwood and Birch streets in Reading, belongs to Harry Stouffer. Wednesday, Stouffer gave 69 News a tour of the rest of the building that is still currently standing. He wanted to showcase the work he has done to try to ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

  3. Owner of crumbling building says he's a victim of Reading's incompetence

    Building inspectors were back on scene Wednesday, but demolition efforts stalled at a collapsed building in Reading. Inspectors were waiting to hear from a structural engineer. He was set to investigate the building Wednesday to determine if it is structurally sound. On Tuesday, demolition crews tore down a portion of the structure after it crumbled in the 1200 block of Buttonwood Street. When ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

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