Philadelphia Public Art

Architecture: Rooftops

Arts Bank Sign
* name sign
* On the roof. Arts Bank. Southeast corner Broad and South.
* 39.943500,-75.165300 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified

* eagles, spheres with stars
* Roof. Southeast corner, 19th and Spring Garden.
* 39.963260,-75.169330 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified

The Schuylkill Chained, The Schuylkill Freed
William Rush, 1825 (1980 fiberglass casts)
* reclining people, eagle, waterworks machinery
* Roofs. Two of the smaller buildings of the Water Works. Along the river, near the Spring Garden bridge, off Kelly Drive around 26th.
* 39.966350,-75.183600 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+Page for the Thomas Eakins painting William Rush Carving his Allegorical Statue of the Schuylkill
+Max Buten's picture of this piece 1930 picture of the original piece another 1930 picture of the original piece's William Rush page
+Fairmount Water Works

1835 (alleged construction date of the gazebo)
* eagle
* Gazebo roof. On the grounds of the Water Works. Overlooking the Schuylkill. Off Kelly Drive around 26th..
* 39.966970,-75.184625 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+Fairmount Water Works

Art, Science, Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, Mining, and Columbia
A.M.J. Mueller, 1876 (approximate)
* standing people, sitting people, groups of people, anchor, column, globe, books and tablet, tools and machine parts, symbols of peace and victory
* On the roof. Please Touch Museum (Memorial Hall). Avenue of the Republc between 41st and Belmont.
* 39.979500,-75.209000 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:'s entry for the building
+Max Buten's picture of this piece

1880 (date of building)
* eagle, plants
* Roof. South side of Chestnut, West of 12th.
* 39.950430,-75.161040 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour

Zimmerman House
* cattle heads, ball with Z
* Under the eaves and on the roof. North side of Fairmount between 4th and 5th.
* 39.962975,-75.145450 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+The Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building

Art Museum Roof Ornaments
1928 (year of building)
* griffins (museum logo), gazelles, plants
* Best seen on top of the South pediment.
* Around the roof. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965000,-75.181015 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art

* cross, arch
* Roof. University Lutheran. North of 37th and Chestnut.
* 39.955350,-75.196240 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation

Two Triangles Leaning
George Rickey, 1982
* triangles
* Moves in the wind.
* On the Library roof. Drexel University. Southwest corner, 33rd and Market.
* 39.955450,-75.189725 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+Drexel University

Neons for Buttonwood
Stephen Anotonakos, 1990
* big abstract lines
* The picture was taken from the South side of Logan Square.
* Roof. South side of CityView Condominiums. North side of Hamilton between 20th and 21st. Visible from the Parkway from 18th to 22nd..
* 39.962550,-75.171750 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:

Angel Moroni
Karl Quilter, 1998 (original, copy installed 2016)
* Statue of Angel Moroni
* This piece can be seen for blocks, especially on bright days. The last picture was taken from taken from Logan Square during construction of the Temple.
* Top of the East tower. Mormon Temple. North side of Vine, West of 17th.
* 39.959040,-75.167960 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:'s Angel Moroni page

Rebecca Hoenig, 2006
* pig painted with a flower
* Roof. Market at the Fareway. Southampton, Northeast of Germantown, across the parking lot.
* 40.074260,-75.202615 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also: