Philadelphia: Market Street National Bank
1 Penn Square East is a decent enough Art Deco structure, but the building’s most appealing feature is its polychrome terra-cotta decoration.
This is just a section of the Mesoamerican-inspired design over the main portal on Market Street. The architects, Ritter & Shay, also applied the same theme to each setback and along the edges of the crown.
Thanks to Residence Inns, the building is in excellent shape, looking almost as good as it did upon completion in 1930.