Philly isn’t often recognized for its Art Deco architecture, compared to other cities like New York, Miami, or Chicago, but it should be. The city has some stunning examples of the flashy style, which originated from Europe and hit the U.S. full force in the 1920s and 1930s.
These structures, a mix of residential, retail, and office buildings, offer some of the most prominent examples of Art Deco architecture in Philadelphia. The buildings are listed in order of year built.
Know of another significant example of Art Deco architecture in Philadelphia? Let us know in the comments!
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