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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Ayer Building

 
 
The Ayer Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. The Ayer Building Marker
Inscription.  Built by N.W. Ayer & Son, the nation's first advertising agency founded in Philadelphia in 1860, this was the agency's national headquarters from 1920 to 1973. Its architecture includes many elements symbolizing communication and reflecting the Art Deco style popular in the 1920s and 30s.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
 
Location. 39° 56.826′ N, 75° 9.204′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Washington Square West. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Washington Square, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedom is a Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds-Morris House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania Bible Society (about 400 feet away); The First Bible in English (about 400 feet away); Nicholas Biddle (about 500 feet away); First Republican National Convention
The Ayer Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. The Ayer Building Marker
(about 500 feet away); Tom Foglietta (about 500 feet away); Sorrow and Joy (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 17, 2021