PSFS Building

About this collection

Construction on the PSFS building in Philadelphia began in 1931 under architects George Howe and William Lescaze with the design slogan, "Nothing More Modern." The online PSFS Building collection includes images of the building's design, construction, and interiors, along with articles and promotional materials about the building. This collection is a small selection from the PSFS Collection that is open for research at the Hagley Library. For detailed description of the entire PSFS photograph collection, click here to view the catalog record..

    Image: Rooftop sign plan for PSFS building. Click to view.

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Electromet Review, News of Stainless Steels, v. XXII, no. 1
Includes article: 'Ageless Architecture: Stainless Steel Installations 24 Years Old Are Still Bright as New,' p. 4., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Business Reaches Winter Sales Peaks All Through Summer
Includes article: 'Air conditioning sets the stage for 100% occupancy,' in Office Buildings. section., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Building Investment, v. VII, no. 12
Includes article: 'A Tool Goes to Work in Philadelphia,' by John E. Cornwell, p. 18, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nothing More Modern
From article: '9-28-32, To Mr. J. M. Wilcox, From C. D. Fawcett' ; Reprint from Electrical Engineering, September 1932 issue., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Featuring the Latest and Best in Modern Lighting
From: United States Investor, (2311) 51. Advertisement for Klemm Reflector Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Printed Salesmanship, v. 60, no. 2
Includes article: An Ultra-Modern Campaign to Let an Ultra-Modern Building, p. 132., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Journal, v. 12, no. 11
Includes PSFS Building advertisement on p. 18., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Philadelphia magazine, v. XXXV, no. 8
Includes article: Tall Story: PSFS Building, Blend of Past and Future Dominates Philadelphia's Skyline, p. 20., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Light in Architecture and Decoration
Includes article on PSFS Building, p. 91, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Dunham Magazine, v. XVIII, no. 1
Includes article: Philadelphia Saving Fund Society Builds New Branch Office, p. 18; PSFS advertisement on back cover., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Buildings: The Construction and Building Management Journal, v. 69, no. 2
Includes article: The PSFS Building is having the prime of its life, p. 56., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Philadelphia, v. XVIII, no. 9
Includes: 'Philadelphia to Have First Radio Equipped Office Building,' p. 10., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
First Great Modern Bank Building: The Philadelphia Saving Fund Society's New Offices
From: The Banker, v. XXXVII, no. 121, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Patton's Monthly, v. XXXX, no. 4
Includes article: Acres of Glass: Daylight Modern Philadelphia Structure, p. 6., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Office Economist, v. L, no. 2
Includes: 'New System Increases Bank's Central Files Capacity,' PSFS, p. 4., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The Philadelphia Business Address
From: Business Week, March 19, 1960, no. 1594, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Greater Philadelphia newsletter, v. 55, no. 6
Includes article: Saving Grace [PSFS], p. 71., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Air Conditioning the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society Building
From: Heating and Ventilating, July 1932, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bitumastic Bulletin, No. 64, v. XI, no. 9
Includes: 'What an Institution!' PSFS, p. [2]., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
62.3% More Filing Capacity
From: Philadelphia Purchasor, October 1967 issue, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Building Facade Emphasizes Steel Frame
From: Engineering News-Record, November 1932, v. 109, no. 19, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Signs of the Times: The National Journal of Display Advertising, v. 72, no. 3
Includes article: A Sign Erection Based on Scientific Tests, p. 18., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Day Lighted
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Gift of 4 Days' Parking in the Newest Unit of National Garages
Parking coupon booklet for the P.S.F. Garage, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Garage Facilities
P.S.F. Garage information, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Philadelphia Saving Fund Society records (Accession 2062), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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