Philadelphia Savings Fund Society

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00748
Title: Philadelphia Savings Fund Society
Historic Street Address: 1200 Market Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Halftone reproduction of a photograph showing the famous PSFS building at the intersection of 12th and Market Streets. Opened in 1932 as the headquarters of the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, the 36-story skyscraper was designed in the International style by architects George Howe and William Lescaze.  A National Historic Landmark, the building is considered the first modern skyscraper in the United States.

It was converted into a Loews Hotel in 2000.

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.160194
Geocode Latitude:39.951784

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.8
Creator Name: Howe, George, 1886-1955 - Architect
Lescaze, William, 1896-1969 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler