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PSFS Building, 12th and Market Streets, Philadelphia PA, circa 1936.
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Exterior, black and white, photograph

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives

Snubbed by the 1932 Architectural League of New York annual exhibition, the PSFS building received the gold medal of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1939, and in 1969 received the Chapter's "Building of the Century Award." Despite its local and national celebrity, however, the PSFS building failed to inspire a trend toward the international style in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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