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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
* 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
+phillyhistory.org 1930 picture of the original piece
+phillyhistory.org another 1930 picture of the original piece
+wikipedia.org's William Rush page
+Fairmount Water Works




Eagle
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. Memorial Hall. Avenue of the Republc between 41st and Belmont.
* 39.979500,-75.209000 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building
+Max Buten's picture of this piece




Eagle
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
1911
* 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
1969
* cross, arch
* Roof. University Lutheran. North of 37th and Chestnut.
* 39.955350,-75.196240 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: New, 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:
+stephenantonakos.com




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:
+wikipedia.org's Angel Moroni page
+ldschurchtemples.com/philadelphia