Architecture / Building / Commerce/Trade

building / commerce/trade / bazaar

building / commerce/trade / business, commercial buildings

building / commerce/trade / business, main streets

building / commerce/trade / business, markets

  • booth: An open-front stall in a market. 2. A compartment for an individual, as a ticket-seller’s booth, or a telephone booth.
  • bourse: In French, a building or room used for the meeting of persons who deal in merchandise of any sort; a merchants’ exchange. In modern usage, more commonly limited to the business of buying and selling of public securities, stocks, and bonds, and in this sense adopted by the Continental nations under the forms of Boerse in German, Borsa in Italian, etc., or in the unaltered French form….
  • central business district: A district with a combination of shops, offices, and apartments.
  • cloth-hall: Exchange, often of some magnificence, where buyers and sellers of woolen cloth met to transact business, e.g. the Cloth Hall, Brugge, Belgium.
  • fish market: Fish and oyster markets are located convenient to the harbor or docks.
  • lonja: An exchange, a bourse.
  • macellum: A Roman meat or produce market in a covered hall.
  • market: In general, any place where merchandise is kept for sale…
  • market house: A building prepared for the purposes of a market
  • saepta: Same as septa.
  • septa: A large enclosed and covered area or porticus, serving for a bazaar or exchange; especially, the Septa Julia near the Campus Martius, which was a magnificent building decorated with many statues and divided into seven aisles by rows of columns, with rostra for public orations, booths for shops, etc.
  • septum: Also see septa.
  • shopping-mall: Pedestrianized walkway lined by shops, etc., in a shopping-center. 2. Equivalent of the suburban (or ‘out-of-town’) shopping-center, but situated within a town or city, associated with an established commercial center

building / commerce/trade / business, office buildings

  • office: A room or building in which business can be carried on, or a profession practiced.
  • office building: One intended for renting to tenants for the purpose of transacting clerical or executive business or the practice of a profession…

building / commerce/trade / business, skyscrapers

building / commerce/trade / cellar

building / commerce/trade / commercial buildings

  • business district: An area where business blocks are located.
  • business park: Landscaped area in which are built offices, buildings for light industry, and the like, served by roads, and where development is controlled by a master-plan
  • mall: A place for walking and taking the air…

building / commerce/trade / department store, department store

building / commerce/trade / exchange

  • trade-hall: Meeting-hall or sale-room in a town for manufacturers or traders. Some medieval trade-halls (e.g. the Cloth Halls of Brugge and Ieper) were of considerable architectural magnificence.

building / commerce/trade / financial institution
building / commerce/trade / financial institution, bank

  • bank: A building, or occasionally merely a room, in which is conducted a banking business. 2. A row of elevators in a high-rise building, controlled by a common operating system and responding to a single call button.
  • bank building: In the modern cities of Europe and America, a structure, often very large, built for a banking house and containing the rooms occupied by that business association, as well as, in very many cases, offices for rent to other firms or individuals…
  • banking house: Same as bank building. The term, as signifying also the business establishment or firm, may be considered as more properly limited to the building appropriated to the uses of a bank alone. Such buildings are still frequently erected in the smaller towns where space in the business quarter is not so precious as in the greater cities, and where the temptation is not so strong to utilize many upper stories for rent. Before the introduction of elevators such buildings were more numerous than at present.
  • kura: In a Japanese city, a fireproof building two or more stories high, used as a place of deposit for the valuable possessions of a family…
  • beehive: Conical, with curved sides, having a shape such as that of the tomb known as the Treasury of Atreus.

building / commerce/trade / guild

building / commerce/trade / professional

building / commerce/trade / public house

building / commerce/trade / restaurant

building / commerce/trade / restaurant, bar

  • bar: A counter over which refreshments are served, or the room in which the counter is located. 2. A long, solid piece of metal, especially one having a square, rectangular, or other simple cross-sectional shape.
  • keg house: A saloon, or bar, where wines and liquors are kept in small varnished kegs instead of glass bottles. This kind of saloon was in vogue on the plains about the time of the building of the Union Pacific Railroad.

building / commerce/trade / sign

  • signage: The identifier on buildings – the signs. These can be both private and public and advertise what the purpose of the building is.

building / commerce/trade / specialty store

building / commerce/trade / storefront

building / commerce/trade / tavern

  • bothan: Shebeen or unlicensed drinking house. 2. Circular building with corbel-vaulted roof.
  • caupona: In ancient Rome, a place where wine and provisions were sold. 2. A tavern, seldom frequented by any but the commonest people. 3. An inn for the accommodation of travelers.
  • coffee house: In England, in the 17th and 18th centuries, a kind of tavern, especially devoted to the taking of coffee and chocolate, indulging in conversation, etc. The custom is obsolete except in history and literature. At the present time, a place of refreshment, often one from which alcoholic drinks are excluded.
  • inn: A small hotel or tavern.
  • kneipe: In German, popular usage, a tavern; but in student slang, much influencing common usage, a drinking room, the term being connected more or less closely with ideas of comparative freedom of restraint and perhaps excess. The word kneiperei means the resorting to such a room for drinking and festivity.
  • ordinary: A village tavern in an early American community.
  • popina: An ancient Roman restaurant or tavern frequented by the lower classes.
  • public-house: Inn or hostelry providing food and lodging for travelers or members of the general public, licensed for the supply of ale, wines, and spirits. 2. Today the term (shortened to pub) is specifically given to a tavern where the principal business is the sale of alcoholic beverages to be consumed on the premises, though it may serve food, but mostly does not have accommodation for travelers.
  • tavern: A public guest house or saloon.

building / commerce/trade / treasury

building / commerce/trade / warehouse

building / commerce/trade / window

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