PSFS Building

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00749
Title: PSFS Building
Historic Street Address: 1200 Market Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection


Halftone reproduction of a photograph looking east from the City Hall Tower. The famous PSFS Building is shown on the right. Built in 1932 for the headquarters of the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, the architecturally significant building was designed by George Howe and  William Lescaze in the International style. It is the first modern skyscraper to be built in the United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The company's initials, sitting atop the 36-story building, have become a Philadelphia icon. 

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, 1896-1929 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler