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[Record Group 159]

159.1 Correspondence, Memoranda
1952-1953
1 folder
Correspondence chiefly concerning members' appointments or commentary upon the Commission's progress and reports; memos received mainly from the office of Managing Director and (Fels) Institute of Local and State Government, University of Pennsylvania.
This file removed from Mayor's files 1952, Record Series 60.2
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
159.2 Reports and Publications
1953
4 volumes, index
Includes: Preliminary Report of the Public Buildings Commission. 1953. 1 June 1953; Center-City Office Space Requirements for City and County Governmental Agencies. Prepared by Governmental Consulting Service, Institute of Local and State Government. 1 June 1953; Summary of Report by Public Buildings Commission, 23 June 1953; Report of Space Survey and Recommendations by The Public Buildings Commission, City of Philadelphia, August 1953. These reports present a discussion of the nature of the space problem facing City and County agencies, the alternatives considered, the Commission's recommendations, and many supporting graphs, charts and tables illustrating and analyzing the office space at the time, utilization of office space in 1903, and projected requirements of the year 2003.
For related reports and records, see Record Group 226.4 - Office and Storage Space in City Hall and City Hall Annex, Pennsylvania Economy League, November 1951
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
159.3 Floor Plans of City Hall
January 1953
16 maps, index
Includes 10 cloth plans for basement, first through ninth floors of City Hall which show rooms on each floor and offices assigned to each room and 6 photocopies for basement, third through sixth and ninth floors of City Hall. The photocopies, in addition to the information shown on the cloth plans, also show the dimensions (length, width, height and area) of each room.
The cloth plans measure 42 1/4" x 37 1/8" to 43 1/8" x 39 1/2"; scale 1/16" = 1"
The photocopies measure 23" x 20 7/8" to 25 1/4" x 21 1/4"

For similar records see the following:
Commissioners for the Erection of the Public Buildings, Drawings and Plans(1871-1901)
City Architect, City Hall Drawings & Plans (1901-1918)
Department of City Transit, Plans (1916-1928)
City Architect, City Hall Drawings & Plans (1920-1951)
Electrical Bureau, Drawings & Plans (1923-1924)
Department of City Property, City Hall, Drawings & Plans (1934)
Department of Public Property, Division of Architecture & Engineering, Drawings & Plans (1952-1972)
Department of Public Property, Electrical Bureau, Plans (1955-1958)

Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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