Robert N. C. Nix Federal Building – Philadelphia PA

City:
Philadelphia, PA

Site Type:
Federal Facilities, Post Offices, Federal Courthouses, Administrative Buildings

New Deal Agencies:
Federal & Military Operations, Public Works Funding, Treasury Department, Public Works Administration (PWA)

Started:
1937

Completed:
1941

Designer:
Harry Sternfeld

Description

The monumental Moderne-style Robert N. C. Nix Federal Building, sometimes known as the William Penn Annex, was constructed under the auspices of the federal Public Works Administration (PWA) between 1937 and 1941. Its exterior features multiple examples of New Deal artwork.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. However, according to Mary Manfredi, the building is not listed on the Philadelphia Register and “it is not legally protected from alterations or demolition.”

 

 

Source notes

https://www.gsa.gov/portal/ext/html/site/hb/category/25431/actionParameter/exploreByBuilding/buildingId/0813

Moderne Landmark Deserves a “New Deal” With Historic Protections DECEMBER 4, 2020 | by Mary Manfredi. (https://hiddencityphila.org/2020/12/moderne-landmark-deserves-a-new-deal-with-historic-protections/), accessed December 2020.

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 4, 2015.
Additional contributions by Shelly Slogoff.

Location Info


900 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Coordinates: 39.950579, -75.155736

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