This year marks the 200th anniversary of the the oldest savings fund bank in the country, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society. While the bank shut down in 1992, its iconic skyscraper and sign remains at 1200 Market.
Today, the historic tower serves as Loews Philadelphia Hotel. But when it first opened its doors in the early 1930s, the PSFS building was the country's first International-style skyscraper and touted for its early modernist form and practicality.
Designed by George Howe and William Lescaze, the PSFS building is a locals' favorite, including Alan Greenberger, former deputy mayor and architect. At 30-plus stories, it boasts epic views of the city.
Here at Curbed Philly, we're honoring 200th anniversary of PSFS by taking a look at its headquarter's storied past, thanks to archived photos via the Athenaeum of Philadelphia and Phillyhistory.org.
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