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Architecture: Walls

24th and Poplar Mosaic
Isaiah Zagar
* abstract partial people, pair of people, fish
* inscription: This is the day the lord hath made
* Wall. Southeast corner, 24th and Poplar.
* 39.972175,-75.175850 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Benjamin Franklin
* Portrait of Benjamin Franklin
* big head
* Originally part of a Franklin Court Motor Lodge sign on the Northeast corner of 22nd and Pennsylvania/Hamilton. Franklin's head outlived the rest of the sign by over ten years, but not the demolition of the building in June, 2008.
* Wall.
* Exhibits: Missing, Unidentified
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




Canadian Goose Logo
* small goose, trees
* There are multiple copies of this relief logo in various states of repair
* Walls. South side of Spring Garden (and North side of Hamilton), West of 32nd.
* 39.963075,-75.189200 [map]
* On the Powelton tour




Cherubs
* mostly vertical cherubs
* Wall. North side of South, East of 5th.
* 39.941850,-75.150400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Classical Scene
* Reliefs of Athena and Hermes
* people standing, sitting, winged helmet, kerykeion, tablet, furniture
* Wall. North side of Chestnut between 7th and 8th.
* 39.949550,-75.153000 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Athena page
+wikipedia.org's Hermes page




Demeter and Poseidon
* bas reliefs of Demeter and Poseidon
* big standing people, horses, baskets, fish, food, plants, weapon (trident), crown
* Wall. North side of Spring Garden, West of 18th.
* 39.963540,-75.168850 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Demeter page
+wikipedia.org's Poseidon page




Fireman's Hall Sign
* small sign, fire engine, horse, sitting people, helmets
* South wall. Fireman's Hall Museum. Just East of 2nd and Quarry.
* 39.953230,-75.142850 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+firemanshall.org




Fleisher Window Grill
Max Reese
* abstract lines
* Front wall. Fleisher Art Memorial. North side of Catherine between 7th and 8th.
* 39.939090,-75.155050 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+Fleisher Art Memorial




Gazelle
* gazelle
* Wall. South side of Chestnut between 13th and Juniper.
* 39.950575,-75.162300 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Good Samaritan
* people standing, sitting, donkey, suggestion of a building, hospital seal
* inscription: Take care of him and I will repay thee.
* Wall. Pennsylvania Hospital. South side of Spruce between 8th and 9th.
* 39.945750,-75.155600 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* Exhibits: Medical, Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+Pennsylvania Hospital




Hawthorne Hall
* standing person, partial person, crown, birds, plants
* On the walls. Lancaster and Hamilton.
* 39.961450,-75.198875 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Jim Frizzell's Hawthorne Hall page




I-95 Sound Barrier Reliefs
* abstract ship, water, standing mummer, headgear, buildings
* Wall. East side of Front at Morris.
* 39.926400,-75.147200 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Lion and People Heads
* parts of people, cats
* Walls. South side of Chestnut between 7th and 8th.
* 39.949475,-75.153325 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour




Lions (Reading Terminal)
* lion heads
* North Wall. Reading Terminal Market. South side of Arch between 11th and 12th.
* 39.953850,-75.159375 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Reading Terminal Market




Morgan's Jazz Night Club Sign
* partial people, musical instruments, sign
* Front wall. North side of Price, just East of Germantown.
* 40.037125,-75.175150 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified, African American




Solidarity
* idea flag sign
* inscription: Teachers Local 3 AFT AFL-CIO
* Front wall. Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. South side of Chestnut between 18th and 19th.
* 39.951660,-75.171100 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+pft.org




Unidentified
* abstract mosaic, heads
* Wall. Northeast corner of Vernon Park. West side of Germantown, North of Chelten.
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+ushistory.org's Vernon Park tour page




Unidentified Heads
* small heads
* Low on the wall. South side of Locust, West of 20th.
* 39.949400,-75.174625 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified




United House of Prayer For All People
* two lions, standing angels, three crosses
* Front wall. United House of Prayer For All People. Haverford and Preston.
* 39.962800,-75.204150 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified, African American
* See also:
+United House of Prayer For All People




William Penn's Prayer for Philadelphia 1684
* relief bust of, and quote from, William Penn
* small head
* inscription:
"And thou, Philadelphia, the virgin settlement
of this province - named before thou were born -
what love, what care, what service and what
travail there have been to bring thee forth
and to preserve thee from such as would abuse
and defile thee.
Oh that thou mayest be kept from the evil
that would overwhelm thee; that faithful
to the God of thy mercies, in the life of
righteousness, thou mayest be preserved to
the end.
My soul prays to God for thee that thou
mayest stand in the day of trial, that thy
children may be blest and thy people saved
by his power."
Erected by the Colonial Dames of America
Chapter II Philadelphia
Elise Willing Balch Memorial Fund
* Wall. South side of the East pavilion near the courtyard, City Hall. Market at Juniper.
* 39.952325,-75.163175 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Benjamin Franklin
Francesco Lazzarini, 1789
* Statue of Benjamin Franklin
* standing person, staff, books,
* Behind dark and very reflective glass.
* The replica in the original location at 5th and Chestnut: Benjamin Franklin
* inscription:
Philadelphia merchant William Bingham commissioned this marble statue to honor Franklin. It was carved in Carrara, Italy and installed in 1792 in a niche above the entrance to the Library Company's first building on Fifth Street South of Chestnut Street. As seen in William Birch's 1800 engraving, above.
Exposure to the elements at its original site and in later years has produced the evident deterioration.
The dedication stone below the statue reads:
This statue of Dr. Benjamin Franklin was presented by William Bingham, Esq. MDCCXCII
* Front window. Library Company of Philadelphia. South side of Locust between 13th and Juniper.
* 39.947975,-75.163065 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin
+Library Company of Philadelphia




Union Baptist Church Gargoyles
1832 (cornerstone)
* Symbols of Jesus, Saint John, Saint Mark and Saint Matthew
* small kneeling and partial angels, torches, winged bulls, winged lions, crosses, crowns, birds, musical instruments, books
* Walls. Union Baptist Church. South side of Fitzwater, West of 19th.
* 39.942775,-75.174475 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles




Mary and Jesus with Angels
1851 (year of building)
* statue of Jesus and Mary
* small people, one standing, one held, two flying angels
* Wall. Saint Mark's Church. North side of Locust between 16th and 17th.
* 39.948735,-75.168200 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+Saint Mark's Church




Saint Mark's Gargoyles
1851
* small heads with headgear
* Walls. Saint Mark's Church. North side of Locust between 16th and 17th.
* 39.948825,-75.168350 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+Saint Mark's Church




Saint Vincent de Paul Parish Hall Eagle
1851 (unconfirmed)
* Seal of the United States: eagle, shield and arrows, olive branches
* 1851 is listed as the date for the church and possibly the whole complex
* inscription: E. Pluribus Unum
* West wall. Parish Hall. Saint Vincent de Paul Church. North side of Price, East of Lena (one block East of Germantown Ave.).
* 40.038350,-75.174350 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+St. Vincent de Paul Church




Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
1874 (from cornerstone)
* small heads, headgear
* Walls. Trinity Memorial. Southwest corner, 22nd and Spruce.
* 39.948550,-75.177975 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+Trinity Center for Urban Life




The Age of Bronze
Auguste Rodin, 1875 - 1877 (cast 1925)
* standing person
* West side of the front wall. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961875,-75.174050 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+Rodin Museum




Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Stonework
1876
* plants
* Front and side walls. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. West side of Broad, North of Arch.
* 39.955300,-75.163175 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+philadelphiabuilding.org entry for the building
+Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts




Hemicycle Decorative Plaque
Alexander Kemp, 1877
* Representations of Fra Angelico, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Fra Bartolommeo, Giovanni Bellini, Pierre Bontemps, Donato Bramante, Filippo Brunelleschi, Correggio, Benedetto da Maiano, Antonello da Messina, Leonardo da Vinci, Luca Della Robbia, Arnolfo di Lapo, Donatello, Albrecht Durer, Peter Fischer, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Giorgione, Giotto, Jean Goujon, Holbein, Le Sueur, Pierre Lescot, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Andrea di Cione Orcagna, Bernard Palissy, Andrea Palladio, Giovanni Pisano, Nicolas Poussin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Robert of Luzarches, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, Anthony Van Dyck, Jan Van Eyck, Velasquez, Paolo Veronese and Domenico Zampieri
* groups of people, some standing, some sitting, hats, dogs
* Attribution and list of portrayed people are based on the Smithsonian catalog with corrected spellings and attempted disambiguations where reasonably obvious.
* Front wall. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. West side of Broad, North of Arch.
* 39.955150,-75.163225 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Fra Angelico page
+wikipedia.org's Bartolommeo Bandinelli page
+wikipedia.org's Fra Bartolommeo page
+wikipedia.org's Giovanni Bellini page
+wikipedia.org's Pierre Bontemps page
+wikipedia.org's Donato Bramante page
+wikipedia.org's Filippo Brunelleschi page
+wikipedia.org's Correggio page<.a>
+
wikipedia.org's Benedetto da Maiano page
+wikipedia.org's Antonello da Messina page
+wikipedia.org's Leonardo da Vinci page
+wikipedia.org's Luca Della Robbia page
+wikipedia.org's Arnolfo di Lapo page
+wikipedia.org's Donatello page
+wikipedia.org's Albrecht Durer page
+wikipedia.org's Lorenzo Ghiberti page
+wikipedia.org's Giorgione page
+wikipedia.org's Giotto page
+wikipedia.org's Jean Goujon page
+wikipedia.org's Holbein page
+wikipedia.org's Le Sueur page
+wikipedia.org's Pierre Lescot page
+wikipedia.org's Masaccio page
+wikipedia.org's Michelangelo page
+wikipedia.org's Bartolomé Esteban Murillo page
+wikipedia.org's Andrea di Cione Orcagna page
+wikipedia.org's Bernard Palissy page
+wikipedia.org's Andrea Palladio page
+wikipedia.org's Giovanni Pisano page
+wikipedia.org's Nicolas Poussin page
+wikipedia.org's Raphael page
+wikipedia.org's Rembrandt page
+wikipedia.org's Robert of Luzarches page
+wikipedia.org's Peter Paul Rubens page
+wikipedia.org's Titian page
+wikipedia.org's Anthony Van Dyck page
+wikipedia.org's Jan Van Eyck page
+wikipedia.org's Velasquez page
+wikipedia.org's Paolo Veronese page
+wikipedia.org's Domenico Zampieri page
+Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts




Adam
Auguste Rodin, 1880 - 1881 (cast 1925)
* Statue of Adam
* standing person
* West side of the gateway wall. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961675,-75.174500 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+rodinmuseum.org entry for this piece
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+wikipedia.org's Adam page
+Rodin Museum




Eve
Auguste Rodin, 1881 (cast 1925)
* Statue of Eve
* standing person
* East side of the front wall. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961775,-75.173950 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+wikipedia.org's Eve page
+Rodin Museum




The Shade
Auguste Rodin, 1881 - 1904 (cast 1923)
* standing person
* East side of the gateway wall. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961525,-75.174300 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+rodinmuseum.org's entry for this piece
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+Rodin Museum




St. Andrew and St. Monica Gargoyles
1883
* small dragons
* South and East walls. Church of St. Andrew and St. Monica. West side of 36th, South of Baring.
* 39.960600,-75.194050 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+ssandrewmonica.org




Fleisher Medallion
1886 (year of building)
* Representation of Jesus and Mary
* small people standing, partial people, winged cherubs, headgear, plants
* Wall. Fleisher Art Memorial. North side of Catherine between 7th and 8th.
* 39.939090,-75.155225 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+Fleisher Art Memorial




St. Anthony Club Cherubs
Wilson Eyre, 1888
* small partial, horizontal cherubs
* Wall. West side of 22nd, North of Chestnut.
* 39.952900,-75.177050 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry
+wikipedia.org's Wilson Eyre page




Mother Bethel Gargoyles
1889
* dragons
* High on the walls. Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Northeast corner 6th and Lombard.
* 39.943375,-75.151850 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuilding.org's entry for the building
+Mother Bethel AME Church




Fisher Fine Arts Library Gargoyles
1891
* dragons
* On the walls. West side of 34th, South of Walnut (Woodland Walk side).
* 39.951700,-75.192975 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




Penn Quad Gargoyles
1894 - 1911
* small crouching and horizontal people, heads, headgear, squirrel, seahorse, donkeys, frogs, dragon, balls, shields, books, food, staff, musical instruments
* Walls. Penn Quad. South side of Spruce from 36th to 38th.
* 39.950875,-75.197400 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the Quad




Women Around Window
Wilson Eyre, 1896 (approximate year of building)
* small standing people
* Wall. South side of Locust between 20th and 21st.
* 39.949410,-75.174800 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Wilson Eyre page




Mary and Jesus
1897 (date of building)
* statue of Jesus and Mary
* people, one standing, one sitting, crown, scepter
* Up on the wall. St. Mary's Episcopal Church. North side of Bainbridge, West of 18th.
* 39.943750,-75.173075 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page




University Museum Glass Mosaics
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co., 1899
* abstract geometrics, flowers, flower pots, bowls, and vases, shrimp, birds, cats
* Walls of the Lower Courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, East of 33rd.
* 39.949160,-75.191140 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Louis Comfort Tiffany page
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




University Museum Medallions
John Ross, 1899
* two people, one standing, one sitting, headgear, scarab, sphinx
* Walls of the Lower Courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, East of 33rd.
* 39.949160,-75.191140 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




Elk Head
1904
* elk head
* Wall. South side of Arch, between 13th and Juniper.
* 39.954120,-75.161625 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




St. Clement's Anchor
1906
* small anchor
* There are some very small eroded figures under the anchor that look like they might have been symbols of the Gospel writers.
* Front wall. Parish House. St. Clement's Church. South side of Cherry, West of 20th.
* 39.956550,-75.173230 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+saintclementsphiladelphia.org




St. Augustine and St. Patrick
1907
* Statues of Saint Augustine and Saint Patrick
* standing people, hats, staffs, religious symbols
* Front wall. National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia. West side of Broad, South of Ellsworth.
* 39.936300,-75.167350 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Augustine of Hippo page
+wikipedia.org's Saint Patrick page
+National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia




Dutch Settlements Plaque
1909
* Mentions King Charles II, Willem Kieft, Cornelis Jacobsen Mey, Peter Minuit, William Penn, Peter Stuyvesent, Adriaen Jorissen Tienpont, Wouter Van Twiller and Willem Verhulst
* small symbols, beaver, flowers, crowns
* inscription:
In commemoration of the Dutch settlements on the Delaware 1623-1664
The territory occupied by the West India Company and known as New Netherland extended from the Capes of the Delaware to the Connecticut River and embraced within its boundaries the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Directors General of the West India Company Adriaen Jorissen Tienpont, Cornelis Jacobsen Mey, Willem Verhulst, Peter Minuit, Wouter Van Twiller, Willem Kieft, Peter Stuyvesent
Chronolgy New Netherland Captured by the English 1664. Recaptured by the Dutch 1673. Ceded to the English 1674. Charter granted by King Charles II to William Penn for the territory since known as Pennsylvania March 4, 1681
The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1909
* Wall. South side of City Hall. North side of S. Penn Square at Broad.
* 39.951740,-75.163650 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's King Charles II page
+wikipedia.org's Willem Kieft page
+wikipedia.org's Cornelis Jacobsen Mey page
+wikipedia.org's Peter Minuit page
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+wikipedia.org's Peter Stuyvesent page
+wikipedia.org's Wouter Van Twiller page
+wikipedia.org's Willem Verhulst page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Swedish Settlements Plaque
1909
* Lists Anders Svennson Bonde, Johan Campanius, Peter Larsson Cock, Anders Larson Dalbo, Mans Nilsson Kling, Joran Kyn, Peter Lindstrom, Peter Minuit, Johan Printz, Peter Gunnarsson Rambo, Peter Hollander Ridder, Johan Risingh, Captain Sven Skute and Olof Persson Stille
* small symbols, lions, crowns, tree
* Many of the names and spellings on this plaque do not match other sources
* inscription:
In commemoration of The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware 1638-1655
New Sweden embraced within its boundaries the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and included lands on the West side of the Delaware from Cape Henlopen to Trenton Falls and on the East side from Cape May to Mantua Creek
Swedish Governors Peter Minuit, Peter Hollender, Johan Printz, Johan Risingh
Swedish Sovereignty passed by capture to the Dutch, 1655
Among the prominent Swedish settlers were Mans Kling, Sven Schute, Johan Campanius, Joran Kyn, Olof Stille, Peter Cock, Anders Dalbo, Peter Lindhstrom, Anders Bonde, Peter Rambo
Erected by The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1909
* Wall. South side of City Hall. North side of S. Penn Square at Broad.
* 39.951735,-75.163725 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org: Anders Svennson Bonde and his Boon family
+wikipedia.org's Johan Campanius page
+colonialswedes.org's Peter Larsson Cock page
+colonialswedes.org: The Mattson and Dalbo Familes of West Jersey
+wikipedia.org's Mans Nilsson Kling page
+wikipedia.org's Upland, Pennsylvania page mentions Peter Lindstrom
+wikipedia.org's Peter Minuit page
+biography of Johan Printz from colonialswedes.org
+colonialswedes.org's Peter Gunnarsson Rambo page
+wikipedia.org's Peter Hollander Ridder page
+colonialswedes.org's Captain Sven Skute page
+wikipedia.org's Olof Persson Stille page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Manufacturers Club
1911
* small partial winged people, fruit
* South wall. Northwest corner, Broad and Walnut.
* 39.949500,-75.164525 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




Barry Memorial
1913
* Memorial to John Barry
* anchor, rope, plants, cross
* inscription:
In memory of John Barry, father of the American Navy, born in Co. Wexford, Ireland, March 25, 1745.
First captain of the first ship owned by the Continental Congress. Continuous in his service during the entire period of the revolution. Supreme Commander of the entire naval forces of the colonies in the war for independence. Appointed by President Washington to the highest rank and first command of the navy of the United States. He died in Philadelphia September 3, 1803, and is buried in the adjoining churchyard. Requiscat in pace.
* On the wall. Old St. Mary's. West side of 4th Street South of Locust.
* 39.945700,-75.148325 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified, War
* See also:
+ushistory.org's Commodore Barry page




Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
Joseph Sibbel, 1915 (installed)
* Statues of Jesus, Mary, Saint Paul and Saint Peter
* standing people, sword, scroll, key
* Front wall. Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. East side of 18th Street, North of the Parkway.
* 39.957500,-75.169010 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Joseph Sibbel page
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+ushistory.org page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




Penn Dental Gargoyles
1915 (completion of building)
* small crouching people (some with headgear), monkey, birds, bull, book, symbols, eyeglasses
* Spruce and 40th St. walls. Penn Dental School. Northwest corner, 40th and Spruce.
* 39.951865,-75.203150 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




Beneficial Savings Fund Society Building
Horace Trumbauer, 1916
* kneeling people, headgear, mirror, flaming torch, plants
* Wall. West side of 12th, South of Chestnut.
* 39.950100,-75.160325 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org page for the building
+Horace Trumbauer page from philadelphiabuildings.org




University Museum Fountain
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1920 (approximate)
* birds, face, fountain
* Inside wall. Lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949440,-75.190805 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




Western Union Logo
1922
* small bas-relief map of the world, lightning bolts, Western Union logo
* Wall. North side of Locust, West of 11th.
* 39.947650,-75.159550 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




Auto Parts Logo
1923
* logo, standing person, hat, tire
* Not clear what company this was a logo for.
* Wall. Northwest corner, 16th and Fairmount.
* 39.967250,-75.163810 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




St. Stephen Community House
1923
* Relief bust of Saint Stephen
* head, cross, roses
* Wall. St. Stephen's Church. Ludlow East of 10th (just North of 10th and Chestnut).
* 39.950700,-75.156350 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+wikipedia.org's Saint Stephen page
+ststephensphl.org
+lanterntheater.org




Philadelphia General Hospital Plaque
1924 (approximate)
* small lion's head
* The hospital used to be located where the medical complex that surrounds this plaque now stands. The date of the plaque is unclear. According to wikipedia, PGH was renamed in 1919, but W. Freeland Kendrick was mayor from 1924-1928.
* inscription:
Dedicated
to the preservation and restoration of the health of the people of Philadelphia.
to the increase of knowledge concerning the cause and cure of disease.
and to the education of those who would serve humanity.
* Wall. Near the Northwest corner of Claire M. Fagin Hall. 418 Curie Blvd..
* 39.949050,-75.196700 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Philadelphia General Hospital (aka Blockley Almshouse) page




City Seal
1925 (from cornerstone)
* small seal of the city, standing people, ship, plow, scroll, food
* Was on the Southwest corner, Juniper and Race. Removed from the building 2008 prior to demolition for Convention Center expansion.
* Wall.
* Exhibits: Missing, Unidentified




Penn Athletic Club
1925
* small lion heads, standing people, athletic equipment
* West Wall. Northeast corner, 18th and Locust.
* 39.949300,-75.170750 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




Warwick Hotel
1925
* small crest, helmet, urn with standing people, goat heads, lion heads, human heads, winged people, birds
* Walls. West side of 17th, North of Locust and North side of Locust, West of 17th.
* 39.948940,-75.169800 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




Irvine Auditorium Gargoyles
1926
* small dragon heads
* Wall. South side of Irvine Auditorium. Northwest corner, 34th and Spruce.
* 39.950700,-75.193225 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Irvine Auditorium page




St. Andrew's Society Tablet
1926
* Insignia representation of the first, in memory of the rest: Saint Andrew, Philip Livingston, Thomas McKean, George Ross, James Wilson and John Witherspoon
* small insignia, crown, plants, eagle, arrows, lion, standing St. Andrew with cross
* inscription:
To the Memory of five of its members
who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776
The St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia
organized in 1747
dedicated this tablet 1926
Nemo me impune lacessit
* Courtyard wall. West side of the South Pavilion. City Hall. North side of S. Penn Square at Broad.
* 39.952120,-75.163700 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+standrewsociety.org
+wikipedia.org's Andrew the Apostle page
+wikipedia.org's Philip Livingston page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas McKean page
+wikipedia.org's George Ross page
+wikipedia.org's James Wilson page
+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Curtis Institute Reliefs
1927
* sitting and reclining people, musical instruments, plants
* North wall. Curtis Institute. South side of Locust, East of 18th.
* 39.948860,-75.170340 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+Curtis Institute
+philadelphiabuilding.org's listing for the building




Gargoyles
1927
* small heads
* Fire station wall. South corner, Foulkrod and Darrah.
* 40.017000,-75.081340 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters, Gargoyles




Gimbel Brothers Clock
1927
* clock
* Wall. Northeast corner, 9th and Chestnut.
* 39.949875,-75.155375 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




Scottish Rite Emblems
1927 (date of building. Metal emblem may be later)
* Scottish Rite emblems, double-headed eagles, crowns
* inscription:
emblems:
Deus Meumque Jus
plaque:
Supreme Council
AASR Nor Jur.
Prince Hall Affiliation
* Front wall. Scottish Rite Cathedral. South side of Fitzwater West of 15th.
* 39.942050,-75.168410 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:
+philascottischrite.org




Art Museum North Faces
1928
* faces, crowns
* There are two faces on the North side of the Museum. The first is over a large empty niche where Art Museum Drive meets 25th and Kelly. The next is over the service entrance just up the hill.
* Walls. North side of the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966200,-75.180150 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




E.W. Clark Building Medallions
1928
* small winged horse, birds, bull, corn
* Walls. Northeast corner, 16th and Locust.
* 39.948650,-75.167675 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




Silas Weir Mitchell
R. Tait McKenzie, 1928 (also possibly 1915-1917)
* Bas-relief bust of Silas Weir Mitchell
* small head
* I could not find a date on the piece itself. The building is listed as being built in 1928. The McKenzie catalog lists a Silas Weir Mitchell relief bust "1915, 1917" and it's not clear whether that's an indication of a range or two different pieces.
* inscription:
On this spot stood
the house of
S. Weir Mitchell
Physician - Physiologist
Poet - Man of Letters
He taught us the use of rest for the nervous
He created "Hugh Wynne"
He pictured for us "The Red City" in which
he lived and labored from 1829 until 1914
Erected by the Franklin Inn of which he was the first president
* Wall. 1524 Walnut.
* 39.949650,-75.167150 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Medical
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's R. Tait McKenzie page
+whonamedit.com's Silas Weir Mitchell page




Northwestern National Bank Building
1929
* eagles, logo, building, plants
* Southwest wall. Northeast corner, Ridge and Fairmount (just West of Broad).
* 39.967290,-75.160980 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour




Interfaith House Gargoyles
1930 (building date)
* small crouching people wearing hats
* In niches high on the front wall. South side of Chelten Ave., West of Germantown Ave..
* 40.035350,-75.175100 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




Mitten Hall
1931
* standing, sitting and horizontal, partial people, musical instruments, sun, moon and stars, telescope, flying horse, castle, symbols
* Pictures have been significantly color altered to show detail. Owls carved at the corners and reliefs on the South wall are not yet pictured.
* West wall. East side of Broad, South of Norris.
* 39.981900,-75.156900 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+Gerry Wilkinson's Mitten Hall page




Art Deco Flowers
1932 (unconfirmed)
* plants
* Front wall. Project Home. North side of Fairmount, West of 15th.
* 39.967225,-75.162955 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+projecthome.org




Wisdom and Commerce
Alfred Botteiau, 1932
* big sitting people, chairs, standing person, tree, owl, ship mast and sails
* Wall. North side of Chestnut, East of 10th.
* 39.950050,-75.156650 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour




Mail Delivery
Edmond Amateis, 1934
* standing people, dogs, plants, fruit, mail and mailboxes, sled, truck, hats
* Wall. 9th Street Post Office. West side of 9th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.950550,-75.155400 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+askart.com's Edmond Amateis page




Ivy Day Markers
1936 - 1948
* small ivy leaves, idea
* There are Ivy Day markers all over the Penn campus, but these are particularly sculptural.
* West wall. Irvine Auditorium. Northwest of 34th and Spruce.
* 39.950965,-75.193260 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Irvine Auditorium page




Justice and Law
Donald De Lue, 1940
* big seated people, eagles
* North and South walls. 9th Street Post Office. Southwest corner of 9th and Market and the Northwest corner of 9th and Chestnut.
* 39.949950,-75.155900 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+sculptor.org's Donald De Lue page
+wikipedia.org's Donald De Lue page




State Shields
Louis Milione, 1940
* state shields, plants, people sitting and prone, standing, headgear, weapons, tools, scrolls, ships, anchor, flags, food, canine, birds, buildings and parts of buildings, water, mountains, globe, sun and stars
* Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia
* Wall. 9th Street Post Office. West side of 9th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.950550,-75.155400 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour




Thomas Sovereign Gates
Evelyn Beatrice Longman Batchelder, 1941
* Bust of Thomas Sovereign Gates
* small head
* inscription:
1873-1948
University of Pennsylvania
Alumnus Class of 1893
Trustee 1921-1948
President 1930-1944
Chairman 1944-1948
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
President 1914-1918
* Niche in the wall. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. South side of Spruce, West of 34th..
* 39.950500,-75.194350 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Evelyn Beatrice Longman page
+Penn Archives Thomas Sovereign Gates page




World War I Tablet
Nicola D'Ascenzo Studios, 1943 (? not legible)
* small eagle, branches, symbols
* inscription:
This tablet is erected by grateful citizens in honor of the men who offered the supreme sacrifice and of the women who forever glorified womanhood and made victory possible in the Great World War for The Freedom of Mankind
Not for a transient victory or some
stubborn belief that they alone were right
not for a selfish purpose did they fight
but for the generations still to come
Aug 4, 1914 - Apr 6, 1917 - Nov 11, 1918
* Wall. East side of the South tower entrance, City Hall. South side of JFK at Broad.
* 39.952600,-75.163450 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org Nicola D'Ascenzo page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Schuylkill Navy War Memorial
1950
* small Schuylkill Navy logo, seahorses, oars, hand, triton
* inscription:
This Grandstand is dedicated to the memory of oarsmen who made the supreme sacrifice.
World War I, World War II.
Erected by the Schuylkill Navy, July 4, 1950
* Wall. Reviewing Stands. River side of Kelly Drive.
* 39.985540,-75.202425 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Schuylkill Navy:




Family of Man
Costantino Nivola, 1961
* abstract relief
* Walls. On both sides of the entrance of the Penn Library. Woodland Walk between 34th and 36th.
* 39.952375,-75.193750 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Costantino Nivola page




Creese Student Center Mosaic
1962
* big abstract mosaic
* Was on the South side of Chestnut, just West of 32nd. The Creese Student Center was expanded in to a much larger complex which opened in 2014.
* Lower East wall. Creese Student Center, Drexel University.
* 39.953450,-75.187950 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+Drexel University




Phoenix Above Maltese Cross
Sarala Ruth Pinto, 1962
* phoenix, maltese cross
* Wall. East side of 12th North of Reed.
* 39.932600,-75.163885 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters




Firemen
Gerd Utescher, 1964
* small group of people standing, some partial, hatchet, hats
* Wall. West side of Richmond, North of Kirkbride.
* 40.001275,-75.065950 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters




Tuscan Girl Fountain
Oskar Stonorov, Jorio Vivarelli, 1965
* fountain, four people, one standing, three not standing, globe
* Wall. Southwest corner, Cherry and the Parkway.
* 39.956100,-75.168550 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour




Earth Sculpture
Bernard Brenner, 1967
* abstract form
* Wall. North side of E. Lycoming, East of Castor.
* 40.008750,-75.098050 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+Bernard Brenner exhibit at chrisray.com




Fireman Carrying A Hatchet
Dexter Jones, 1967
* small standing person, helmet, hatchet, stairs
* Wall. Boudinot Street and Hart Lane.
* 39.993635,-75.122870 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters




Benjamin Franklin in Fireman's Hat
Dexter Jones, 1968
* Head of Benjamin Franklin
* big head, hat
* Wall. North side of Arch, East of 4th.
* 39.952425,-75.146450 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




For the Greater Glory of God
1968 (approximate year of building)
* standing person, Jesuit motto
* Wall. St. Joe's Prep. Northwest corner, 17th and Girard.
* 39.972300,-75.164500 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+St. Joe's Prep




John J. Carlin Tablet
1968 (approximate)
* Relief bust of John J. Carlin
* small head, eyeglasses
* inscription:
This tablet was erected by
oarsmen of the rowing world
in honor of
John J. Carlin
1896 - 1968
Circa 1914-1968
He was a man dedicated to the amateur sport of rowing and devoted 54 years to its development and leadership encompassing
All phases:- schoolboy, club, college, national, international, and olympic.
Treasurer - Schoolboy R.A. of A.
President - Fairmount R.A.
Coach - University of Pennsylvania
Commodore - Schuylkill Navy
Chairman - Gold Cup Committee
President - N.A.A.O.
Chairman - U.S. Olympic and Pan-Am Rowing Committee
Continental Representative of F.I.S.A.
Oarsmen of the past, present, and future have and will benefit from his vigor and zeal.
* Wall. Reviewing Stands. River side of Kelly Drive.
* 39.985900,-75.201985 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour




Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch Fascia
Joseph J. Greenberg, Jr., 1968 (date of building)
* abstract relief
* Fascia. Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch. Southwest corner 6th and Girard.
* 39.970200,-75.146650 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch




Stone Bas Reliefs
1968
* face, plants
* Wall. East side of 7th between Pine and Addison.
* 39.943900,-75.153450 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour




Welsh Society Plaque
1968
* One line biographies of Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Gouverneur Morris, Robert Morris and William Penn
* small dragon logo
* inscription:
The Welsh Society
Philadelphia
Organized March 1, 1729
Gogoniant i Dduw
Glory to God
Commemorating the Welsh contributions to the founding of the City of Philadelphia the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America
William Penn, 1644-1718, proclaimer of freedom of religion and planner of New Wales, later named Pennsylvania
Robert Morris, 1734-1806, foremost financier of the American Revolution and signer of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
Gouverneur Morris, 1752-1816, author of the final draft of the Constitution of the United States
John Marshall, 1755-1835, Chief Justice of the United States and Father of American Constitutional Law
Erected on St. David's Day, March 1, 1968
* East wall. City Hall. Market at Juniper.
* 39.952250,-75.162750 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+The Welsh Society of Philadelphia
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Jefferson page
+wikipedia.org's John Marshall page
+wikipedia.org's Gouverneur Morris page
+wikipedia.org's Robert Morris page
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Women Washing
Dexter Jones, 1968
* three people, one standing, two kneeling, plants, basket, water
* Wall. Lindbergh, Northeast of 58th.
* 39.928310,-75.218950 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour




Doves
James Frost, 1969 (building date)
* doves
* South wall. University Lutheran. Northeast corner, 37th and Chestnut.
* 39.955025,-75.196310 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Peace and Love
* See also:
+University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation




Family
Neil Lieberman, 1970 (approximate)
* abstract standing people
* pictures have been retouched to remove some of the white paint
* Wall. Ford Recreation Center. North side of Snyder between 6th and 7th.
* 39.922950,-75.157600 [map]
* On the South Philly tour




St. Mary's School Sign
1970 (year of the building)
* sign, school logo, symbolic heart, rose, book
* In the school logo the book under the heart is more pronounced
* West wall. St. Mary Interparochial School. East side of 5th, South of Locust.
* 39.945960,-75.149725 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+saintmarys.us




Three Boys at Play
Harold Kimmelman, 1970
* small people standing
* Wall. South side of the building Starr Garden. West side of 6th between Lombard and South.
* 39.942750,-75.152525 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Untitled
Mack Maroshick, 1970
* group of children standing spelling the word cat
* Wall. North side of the Shot Tower Recreation Center. North side of Carpenter West of Front.
* 39.934800,-75.146100 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+ushistory.org's Shot Tower page




Chinatown YMCA Dragons
1971
* small dragons, plants, water
* Wall. East side of 10th, South of Cherry.
* 39.954235,-75.156075 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




Hose Team In Action
Harold Kimmelman, 1971
* two people, one standing, one kneeling, helmets, firehose
* On the wall. Engine Company 28. Southwest side of Ontario between Belgrade and Miller.
* 39.988900,-75.099975 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org
+unofficial history of Engine Company 28




Fire Engine
Harold Kimmelman, 1972
* small horses, fire-fighting equipment, sitting person, standing person
* Front wall. Fire Station, North side of Frankford between Decatur and Harel.
* 40.040575,-75.030900 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Untitled (Montgomery)
Robert E. Montgomery, 1972
* abstract forms
* On the wall. West side of 6th, South of Spring Garden.
* 39.959850,-75.148600 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour




Bas Reliefs
Charles Wallis, 1973
* abstract forms
* The metal is missing on one of the four reliefs.
* Walls. Cypress and Delancey, West of 5th.
* 39.944450,-75.150400 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour




Milord La Chamere
Jean Dubuffet, 1973
* big standing person
* High up in a niche on the wall. South side of Market Street between 15th and 16th, facing Northwest.
* 39.952560,-75.166200 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Jean Dubuffet page




Charles E. Schaeffer, D.D., S.T.D.
1975
* Plaque with bas relief bust of Charles E. Schaeffer
* small head and shoulders
* inscription:
Charles E. Schaeffer, D.D., S.T.D.
1867-1966
In grateful appreciation of his loyal and distinguished service to the Old First Evangelical and Reformed Church and for his Christian service in the church-at-large, distinguishing himself as General Secretary of the Board for Home Missions from 1908-1941.
He served in various capacities over the years at home and abroad in the Reformed Church and was a staunch supporter of the present United Church of Christ. Therefore this garden is dedicated in his honor on October 26, 1975.
* East inside front garden wall. Old First Reformed. South side of Race, East of 4th.
* 39.954000,-75.145815 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+oldfirstucc.org




Fire Hat
Harold Kimmelman, 1975
* Helmet
* Wall. Northwest corner, 56th and Chestnut.
* 39.959575,-75.233050 [map]
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Justice the Guardian of Liberty
1975
* Seal of the United States of America, eagle, stars, olive branches, shield and arrows
* South wall. Federal Court. North side of Market, East of 7th.
* 39.951000,-75.151300 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's James A. Byrne United States Courthouse page




Colonial Scene
Harold Kimmelman, 1976
* small fire-fighting equipment, standing people, headgear
* Wall. North side of Grays Ferry between Stanley and 31st.
* 39.939325,-75.194375 [map]
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Firemen in Action
Harold Kimmelman, 1976
* small standing and running people wearing helmets, fire-fighting equipment
* Wall. Northwest corner, 6th and South.
* 39.942075,-75.152400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Tetrahedron Kite
David Caccia, 1976
* abstract kite
* On a wall. East side of 3rd South of Spring Garden, facing South.
* 39.959560,-75.143520 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+cacciastudio.com




Together Family
Ken Clark, 1977
* people standing
* Hanging from the top of the wall. Northeast of the Northeast corner, Germantown and Sedgwick.
* 40.057460,-75.188050 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour




Four Decorative Panels
Bernard Felch, 1978
* abstract brickwork
* Set in to the East walls of the entrances of the first three houses, and facing the sidewalk on Front. The pictures are ordered from West to East. The first is almost completely obscured by a gate, but the rest are visible.
* Walls. Northwest corner, Front and Pine.
* 39.942950,-75.143725 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour




Horse Team and Pumper Making A Run
Harold Kimmelman, 1978
* small seated person, partial person, hat and helmet, fire-fighting equipment, horses
* Wall. West side of 2nd, North of York.
* 39.987575,-75.135825 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Ritz Screen
William Daley, 1978
* big abstract form
* East wall. Ritz 5. West side of Dock, South of Walnut between 2nd and 3rd.
* 39.946550,-75.145300 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+williamdaley.net




Cubus Assemblage
Theodore Miller, 1979
* big cubic forms
* On the wall. South side of Spring Garden, West of 5th.
* 39.961060,-75.147400 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour




The Wall is a Window
Ken Clark, Richard Committa, Woody Stange, 1979
* big sun
* Also listed as "The Wall As a Window"
* Wall. Rivers Edge Park. Front and Vine.
* 39.955550,-75.140425 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+Entry for this piece at 2arts.com
+entry for Rivers Edge Park at waymarking.com




Zen Doors
Ike Hay, 1979
* abstract form
* Wall. Northwest corner, 3rd and Callowhill.
* 39.957565,-75.144300 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: New, Religious




University of Pennsylvania Class of 1930 Plaque
1980
* Bas relief bust of Benjamin Franklin
* small head, seal of the University of Pennsylvania
* inscription: Benjamin Franklin
1706-1790
The class of 1930 at its 50th Reunion honors Benjamin Franklin founder of the University of Pennsylvania which began at this site in 1749 and which in 1779 became the first University in this nation. We recognize the growth of our beloved institution from small beginning to world renown. May our fellow men note our affection for the University and our respect for its architect.
* Wall. West side of 4th, just South of Arch.
* 39.952250,-75.146900 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




Wall Reliefs
George Sugarman, 1980 (year of building according to Wills Eye)
* big abstract reliefs
* These are the parts that are left of a piece that originally wrapped around the ground floor of the building.
* Wall. North side of Locust, West of 9th.
* 39.947225,-75.156250 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+georgesugarman.com




Pony Express Rider
Arlene Love, 1981
* horse, seated person wearing a hat
* Up on the wall. East side of 5th, South of Spring Garden.
* 39.959600,-75.146800 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+arlenelove.com




One Plus Three
Ike Hay, 1982
* abstract reliefs
* Could not find the fourth panel. These three are barely visible through the fence at a distance.
* Wall. West side of Holstein, North of 78th.
* 39.898750,-75.232350 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour




Untitled (Lucas)
Lark Lucas, 1982
* people standing, sitting, hats, umbrellas, food, musical instruments, machines and tools, balloons, airplanes, signs, buildings, plants, birds, elephant, giraffe, camel
* visible through the fence
* Walls. North side of Filbert, West of 34th.
* 39.956900,-75.192250 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+Lark Lucas page at unm.edu




Wall Reliefs
G. Frye, 1982
* abstract reliefs
* One relief is signed G. Frye '82, but I can't find a listing for a G. Frye or this piece.
* Walls. West side of 22nd and East side of Croskey, North of Arch.
* 39.956300,-75.176300 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: New, Unidentified




Athletics
George R. Anthonisen, 1983
* small vertical, horizontal people, helmets, other sports equipment
* Wall. Anita M. Carboni Ball Field. Northwest of the West corner, 63rd and Eastwick.
* 39.919940,-75.223150 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+ganthonisen.com




Eugene Ormandy
1983 (Guess. Year of hotel construction)
* Tribute to Eugene Ormandy
* partial people, conductor's baton, podium
* Wall. Outside the Ormandy Ballroom. East side of Broad, South of Locust.
* 39.947385,-75.164450 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Eugene Ormandy page




Rising Sun
Alan Sonfist, 1983
* abstract forms
* Wall. North side of Rising Sun, just East of Broad.
* 40.003350,-75.152150 [map]
* See also:
+alansonfist.com




Tension/Compression
Christopher T. Ray, 1983
* abstract forms
* Wall. North side of South between 19th and 20th near both corners.
* 39.944800,-75.174260 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com




The Triangle Fire
Frank Bramblett, 1983
* fire, clothing manufacturing tools
* Permanently in shadow and not easy to see.
* South wall of the overhang. East side of 4th, North of Chestnut, behind the security grate.
* 39.949475,-75.147250 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Triangle Fire page
+frankbramblett.com




Barton and Beury Hall Walls
John Botkin, 1984
* big abstract forms
* Walls. Both sides of 13th, North of Berks Mall.
* 39.981450,-75.155100 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+David Porter Associates Architects' page about this piece




Home of Isaiah and Julia Zagar
Isaiah Zagar, 1984
* big abstract mosaic
* Wall. South side of South, East of 9th, at Darien.
* 39.942450,-75.156401 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Arabesque and Layout
Cathy Hopkins, 1985
* small vertical people
* Behind an awning
* Wall. West side of 5th, South of Locust.
* 39.945675,-75.149975 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+Cathy Hopkins' Fleisher Art Memorial Faculty page
+Cathy Hopkins' Center City Karate Chief Instructor page




The Point
Rebecca Rose, 1985
* abstract group of parts of people, sports equipment
* High on the South wall. North of the Northwest corner of 26th and Master.
* 39.977350,-75.178325 [map]
* Exhibits: Athletic




1835 Market Fountain
1986
* abstract fountain
* Wall. North side of Market, East of 19th.
* 39.953600,-75.170825 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour




Elemental Intervals
William Freeland, 1986
* abstract rocks
* On the wall. North side of South Street between 10th and 11th.
* 39.942960,-75.159500 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour




Fire Rescue Scene of Infant
Rebecca Rose, 1986
* small people standing, carried, helmets, fire-fighting equipment, parts of building
* Wall. South side of Snyder just West of 4th.
* 39.922225,-75.153775 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters




Glyph of Nature
Jeffrey Maron, 1986
* abstract symbols
* On the wall. Southeast corner 36th and Market.
* 39.956010,-75.194000 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+jeffreymaron.com




Medallions
Victoria Davila, 1986
* abstract plant forms
* Wall. North side of Wood, East of 17th (just North of Vine).
* 39.959450,-75.166750 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+victoriadavila.com




Linpro Building Fountain
1990
* fountain
* Wall. Next to the Linpro Building. North side of Market, West of 19th.
* 39.953875,-75.172250 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+emporis.com's page for the building, which they list by the current name




Alder Street Walls
Isaiah Zagar, 1991
* big abstract partial people, words
* Walls. Alder Street South of South (between 10th and 11th).
* 39.942600,-75.159175 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Chinatown Sound Barrier
1991
* symbol and text
* Wall. South side of Vine at 10th.
* 39.956725,-75.155750 [map]
* On the Convention District tour




Skin of the Bride
Isaiah Zagar, 1991 - 2000
* big abstract, words
* Walls. Painted Bride Art Center. South side of Vine between 2nd and 3rd.
* 39.955725,-75.143950 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org
+Painted Bride Art Center




Caring Center Frogs and Tadpoles
Friday Architects/Planners, 1992
* big frogs
* These are separate cutouts, not painted on.
* Walls. Caring Center. Northwest corner, 31st and Spring Garden.
* 39.963450,-75.187600 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* See also:
+Friday Architects/Planners
+The Caring Center




Eltanin
Bathsheba L. Grossman, 1992
* abstract form
* On top of the wall. Northeast corner of 33rd and Walnut.
* 39.952650,-75.189875 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Art at Penn page for this piece
+bathsheba.com




Paul J. Gutman Library Gargoyles
1992
* small heads, buildings as hats
* Library walls. North side of School House Lane, East of Henry Ave..
* 40.022375,-75.191350 [map]
* On the Philadelphia University Campus tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+Paul J. Gutman Library page at philau.edu




United States Mint Historical Plaque
1992
* small buildings, standing people, sitting people, cart, horses, plants, flags, clouds
* inscription:
On this site stood The First United States Mint
First Public Building Authorized by the United States Government
This plaque dedicated for the bicentennial of the U.S. Mint 1792-1992
First Mint 1792-1833 7th Street between Market and Arch
Second Mint 1833-1901 Juniper and Chestnut Sts.
Third Mint 1901-1969 16th and Spring Garden Sts.
Fourth Mint 1969 - 5th and Arch Sts.
* Wall. East side of 7th between Market and Arch.
* 39.952240,-75.151550 [map]
* On the Convention District tour




Clef Club
Les Rosenwinkel, 1995
* big abstract idea
* Wall. Clef Club. North side of Fitzwater, West of Broad.
* 39.941925,-75.166300 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+Clef Club of Jazz




Philadelphia Books of Just Hours
Phillips Simkin, 1995
* small books, podium
* listed on site as "Philada Books of Just Hours" with a superscript final "a" in "Philada"
* Inside the corner column. Southwest corner of the Justice Center. Juniper and Filbert.
* 39.953350,-75.162150 [map]
* On the City Hall tour




Schell Street Walls
Isaiah Zagar, 1996
* big abstract designs, plants, partial people, hats, tableware, words
* Walls. Both sides of Schell between South and Bainbridge.
* 39.942400,-75.156694 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Wilma Theater Sign
Hugh Hardy, 1996
* big name sign
* Front wall. Wilma Theater. East side of Broad, North of Spruce.
* 39.947210,-75.164565 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+h3hc.com
+Wilma Theater




Floating World
Ava Blitz, 1997
* abstract creatures
* Was on the North side of Market, West of 36th. Checked 2/21/2016. Removed, and the building is marked for demolition.
* On the wall.
* 39.956400,-75.194850 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+avablitz.com




Hawthorne Center Hands
Lynn Denton, 1997
* hand prints, names
* East Wall. Hawthorne Cultural Center. West side of 12th, South of Carpenter.
* 39.938350,-75.162925 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+philly.com article that mentions this piece
+lynnbdenton.com
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton
+hecphilly.org Hawthorne Cultural Center page




Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility
Isaiah Zagar, 1997
* big abstract sign, ideas
* Was on the West side of 23rd between Fairmount and Aspen. As of April, 2017 the property is for sale and the mosaic has been removed.
* Wall.
* 39.967840,-75.175400 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Black Bottom Memorial Wall
Andrea Zamel, 1999
* map, heart and hands symbol, standing people, sitting person, bulldozer, houses, weapons, flag
* a collaborative project with Penn and University City High School students, it was located on the West side of 36th, North of Filbert, on the Southeast corner of the High School, which was torn down in 2015
* inscription:
The Black Bottom was a predominately African American community that once existed between 32nd Street and 40th Street and between Walnut Street and Lancaster Avenue. Within these boundaries was a community based on loyalty, trust, and respect. It was born of economic adversity but based on love. Their love was for their community and its members and they cared for each other as family. Everyone was helpful to one another. The children were raised together. With pride in their hearts and pride for their community prejudice was a stranger to the people of the Black Bottom. The walls of the community were torn down to make way for "Urban Renewal." However the sense of community was planted in the hearts of the members proving that a community can thrive even in a field of barren ground. Resistance did not prevent their neighborhood from being physically destroyed but resistance preserved it in their memories even today. The community still meets every year on the last Sunday in August for the Black Bottom Reunion at Fairmount Park. It is the largest neighborhood gathering in the history of Philadelphia.
We were like a big family, close together until the bulldozers of urban renewal came around. They tore down our neighborhood - but not our spirits! The Black Bottom still is home in our hearts.
We fought to protect our neighborhood and our country.
* Wall art.
* 39.957425,-75.194200 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing, War, African American
* See also:
+andreazamel.com




Freedom
Zenos Frudakis, 2000
* small people standing, parts of people, tools, cat
* Wall. South side of Vine, West of 16th.
* 39.957975,-75.166000 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+zenosfrudakis.com




Sun Ra
Josey Stamm, 2000
* Mosaic including depiction and symbols of Sun Ra
* big partial people, musical instruments, sun and Saturn
* Retaining wall. North end of Vernon Park. East side of Germantown, North of Chelten.
* 40.036240,-75.177025 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+NetworkArts description of this piece
+NetworkArts
+wikipedia.org's Sun Ra page
+ushistory.org's Vernon Park tour page




Taller Puertorriqueno Mosaic
Joe Brenman, 2000
* big abstract mosaic
* Wall. Education and Cultural Programs Building Taller Puertorriqueno. Southeast corner 5th and Huntingdon.
* 39.990375,-75.140475 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+joebrenman.com
+Taller Puertorriqueno




Animals of Fairmount Park
Josey Stamm, 2001
* deer, fish, fox, frog, racoon, rat, vole, skunk, snake, squirrel, turtle, plants, sun, bird, water
* content list only includes animals pictured here
* inscription:
This mosaic contains 50 mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and aquatic invertebrates found in Fairmount Park made by the 7th and 8th grade students. A second mosaic on the Birds of Fairmount Park is on the side facade of this building. Created by Network Arts Artist Josey Stamm and students from Gesu School who participated in NetworkArts Environmental Program 2001. Special thanks to Karl Stamm, Maggie Hobson.
* Wall. Schuylkill River Trail off Main and Conarroe.
* 40.026145,-75.225770 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+NetworkArts




Birds of Fairmount Park
Josey Stamm, 2001
* birds, plants, sun, water
* inscription: Created by NetworkArts artist Josey Stamm and students from Gesu School who participated in NetworkArts' Saturday Environmental Program 2001. This mosaic contains 83 bird species found in Fairmount Park. Made by the seventh and eighth grade students. A second mosaic on the animals of Fairmount Park is on the rear facade of this building. Special thanks to Earl Stamm.
* Wall. South side of Main at Conarro.
* 40.026135,-75.225665 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+NetworkArts




Eagle
2001
* bird, tree
* Wall. Southeast corner, 3rd and Walnut.
* 39.946960,-75.146250 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Metamorphosis
Joshua Sarantitis, 2001
* big butterflies
* The mural is included on this site because of the butterflies, which were cut from metal by men from the Ridge Avenue Shelter
* Wall. Southwest side of Ridge, Southeast of Broad and Fairmount.
* 39.965450,-75.160025 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+hzgstudio.org




Recovering World
Lynn Denton, 2001 - 2002
* big furniture, seated people, headgear, people together, parts of people, sun and stars, globe, abstract shapes, musical instruments, boat, water, buildings, symbols
* An ArtWell project designed and built with help from the recovering addicts at New Jerusalem and local children.
* Partially on the wall. East side of New Jerusalem. Northwest corner, 20th and Norris.
* 39.984550,-75.166725 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Peace and Love
* See also:
+theartwell.org
+lynnbdenton.com
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton
+newjerusalemnow.org




South Street Laundromat Patio
Isaiah Zagar, 2001 - 2004
* big abstract partial people, bottles, bicycle wheels, words
* lower parts are visible through the fence
* Walls. East side of Schell, South of South.
* 39.942350,-75.156660 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




The Tuttleman Center
2001
* partial people, seated people, ball of yarn, cat, cell phone and calculator, cooking utensils, movie equipment, chinese characters, flower, food, masks, musical instruments, pencil and paper, sand, shells, sports equipment, water
* This is only a representative sampling of the art.
* North wall. Southwest from School House Lane and Henry Ave..
* 40.019400,-75.192375 [map]
* On the Philadelphia University Campus tour




Trust Deli Tree of Life
2001
* abstract plant (tree of life)
* Wall. Southwest corner, 26th and Brown.
* 39.970260,-75.179800 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour




Thunderbolt Jackson
Isaiah Zagar, 2002
* abstract mosaic, partial people
* The artist lists this piece as "Thunderbolt Jackson" but the spelling in the piece itself is "Jaxon"
* Wall. Northeast corner 10th and Dickinson.
* 39.930850,-75.161175 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




4 Seasons
Mike Smash, 2003
* sun and moon, dragonfly, plants and leaves
* Bottom of the North wall. Hawthorne Cultural Center. South side of Carpenter, West of 12th.
* 39.938550,-75.163000 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+hecphilly.org Hawthorne Cultural Center page




Addams Family Silhouette
2003
* Reference to the work of Charles Addams
* small people standing, sign
* Originally installed in the courtyard behind the gates.
* Wall. Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall. West side of 36th between Walnut and Locust Walk.
* 39.953000,-75.194950 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Charles Addams bio from westfieldnj.com
+Charles Addams bio from toonpedia.com
+Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall




Doorways to Peace
Joe Brenman, Cathleen Hughes, Fadwa Kashkash, 2003 - 2004
* abstract shapes, ideas
* Walls. Al Aqsa Islamic Society. Northeast corner, Germantown Ave. and Jefferson St..
* 39.973750,-75.141700 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Peace and Love
* See also:
+Joe Brenman's page for this piece
+joebrenman.com
+inliquid.org's Cathleen Hughes page
+alaqsaislamicsociety.com




Indelible
Alison Sky, 2003
* Quotes from Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Chief Joseph, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Yan Phou Lee, Sitting Bull and Harriet Tubman
* words and ideas
* South wall. Independence Visitor Center. Northeast corner, 6th and Market.
* 39.950850,-75.150110 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+alisonsky.com
+wikipedia.org's Abigail Adams page
+wikipedia.org's Susan B. Anthony page
+wikipedia.org's Chief Joseph page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Jefferson page
+wikipedia.org's Martin Luther King, Jr. page
+The Chinese Must Stay by Yan Phou Lee
+wikipedia.org's Sitting Bull page
+wikipedia.org's Harriet Tubman page
+Independence Visitor Center




We the People
Ian Bader, Henry N. Cobb, 2003 (year of building)
* big preamble to the Constitution, sign
* inscription: We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty for the United States of America. to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution
* Wall. Constitution Center. West side of 5th, North of Arch.
* 39.953275,-75.148700 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+pfcandp.com page for the building
+Ian Bader
+Henry N. Cobb
+Constitution Center




History In Motion
Eric Okdeh, 2004
* big musical instruments, buildings, partial people, plants, groups of people, standing people, sitting people wearing hats, balloon, turtle, tiger, El cars and trolleys
* The extreme horizontal proportion and the level of detail on this piece combined with the slanted sidewalk and number of people hanging around outside make it difficult to capture accurately on camera. The pictures are in order left to right with some overlap on the wider panels. The last picture is a detail to show the level of pixelization provided by the tiles.
* Wall. District Health Center Six. North side of Girard between 3rd and 4th.
* 39.969975,-75.141900 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+ericokdeh.com




Philadelphia Dance
Isaiah Zagar, 2004
* abstract mural, partial people
* Wall. Lombard and Jessup (North side of Lombard, West of 11th).
* 39.944150,-75.160400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




The Men Can Pledge
2004 (approximate)
* big pledge
* inscription:
As a man I know the realities of violence against women & children. I have taken a hard look at the facts. Millions of women & children are beaten, raped, sexually harassed & stalked every year. These women & children live in fear of what tomorrow might bring. Today I take a stand to stop the violence because I am the friend, family, & companion of those who have suffered. I have made a commitment to turn my private concern into public action. I promise to treat all women & children with dignity & respect. I will intervene when I see destructive behaviors that can dehumanize & humiliate others. I will defend those who cannot defend themselves by taking action. I will promote a new kind of society where decency & respect require no special day on the calendar, where boys are taught that violence does not equal strength & where men stand with courage, lead with conviction & speak with one voice that says "no more".
* Wall. Southeast corner, 20th and Berks.
* 39.982775,-75.166400 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Continental Olive
2005
* big olive sign
* Wall. Northwest corner, 18th and Chestnut.
* 39.951750,-75.170450 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour




City Hall Plaque
American Soc. of Civil Engineers, 2006
* small City Hall Tower
* inscription:
National Historical Civil Engineering Landmark
Started 1871
Completed 1901
Since its completion 30 years after construction begain in 1871, City Hall has dominated the Center City Philadelphia skyline. At Penn Square,the building is still the world's tallest masonry load bearing structure, made of 88 million bricks and thousands of tons of stone. City Hall is the nation's most elaborate seat of municipal government. It is the finest example of the French Second Empire style, widely used in Late 19th Century public buildings.
* Wall. North side of the East pavilion near the courtyard City Hall. Market at Juniper.
* 39.952335,-75.163170 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+American Society of Civil Engineers
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Cohocksink: Stand in the place where you live
Dennis Haugh, 2006
* big bird houses, head, bees
* Mural included because of the constructed birdhouses, and the cutout face and bees. Two detail pictures of purely mural elements are also shown.
* Wall. South side of Liberty Lands Park. East side of 3rd, North of Poplar.
* 39.965260,-75.142100 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+dennishaugh.com
+Liberty Lands page at pps.org




Dewey's World
Paul Santoleri, Jennie Shanker, 2006
* big abstract idea, books, hands, machines and tools, plants
* Created with the Mural Arts Program and students from the James R. Ludlow School.
* Walls. Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch. Southwest corner 6th and Girard.
* 39.970200,-75.146675 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+blog entry about this piece from fallonandrosof.com
+paulsantoleri.com
+interview with Jennie Shanker from aft.org
+Jennie Shanker faculty page
+Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch




Mt. Airy Learning Tree Mosaic
Jessica Gorlin-Liddell, 2006
* tree, names and words
* inscription: Everything you need to know you can learn under this tree
* North wall. Lovett Branch Library. Southeast corner, Germantown and Sedgwick.
* 40.056950,-75.187850 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+Mt. Airy Learning Tree history page with explanation of this piece
+Tessera Studio and Gallery
+Lovett Branch Library




Nuevo Fuego/New Fire
2006
* sun face, standing people, hats
* The picture is of the sculptural elements. There is a painted mural above them.
* Wall. North side of Girard at Germantown (West of 2nd).
* 39.969790,-75.140360 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Science Leadership Academy Sign and Mosaics
2006 (school founded)
* small abstract sign, idea, mosaic kneeling people
* North wall. Science Leadership Academy. Southeast corner, 22nd and Market.
* 39.955930,-75.176175 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+scienceleadership.org




The Value of Family
Eric Okdeh, 2006
* big plants
* Mural of people with tile and sculptural glass plants
* Wall. South side of Spring Garden, East of 5th.
* 39.961025,-75.146500 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+ericokdeh.com




Alexander Milne Calder Plaque
2007
* bas-relief bust of Alexander Milne Calder
* small head and upper torso, hat
* inscription:
Alexander Milne Calder
Sculptor - 1846-1923
Alexander Milne Calder emigrated from Scotland in 1868 and spent twenty years creating over 250 sculptures that adorn City Hall. His bronze William Penn, installed atop the tower in 1894, is thought to be the largest sculpture on top of a building at 37 feet tall and 27 tons. Calder's son and grandson were also sculptors: Alexander Stirling Calder's is located in Logan Circle and Alexander "Sandy" Calder's monumental Ghost mobile hangs in the Grand Stair of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Below William Penn are eight colossal bronzes of Native Americans, Swedish settlers and eagles. Allegorical sculptures on the building represent history, peoples of the world and nature, and collectively symbolize the spirit upon which the United States was founded.
Generations of Philadelphians have identified City Hall tower as the symbol of their city. The tower is visible for miles and remains the physical and civic heart of Philadelphia.
Creation of this plaque was funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
* On the wall.. East side of the North entrance of City Hall. South side of JFK at Broad.
* 39.953050,-75.163500 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Milne Calder page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Church Stop Reflection
Joe Brenman, 2007
* buildings, plants, symbols, abstract images
* Walls. Church Street MFL Station. Frankford between Church and Ruan.
* 40.010480,-75.089000 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+SEPTA's page for this piece
+joebrenman.com
+wikipedia.org's Church Station page




Keys to Community
James Peniston, 2007
* bust incorporating symbol of Benjamin Franklin
* big head and torso, keys
* On top of a wall. North side of Arch, East of 4th.
* 39.952415,-75.146300 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+jepsculpture.com
+The Electric Franklin




A Part / Apart
James Fuhrman, 2008
* abstract representation of an idea
* The inscription is on the bands between the panels, which had not yet been installed when the first picture was taken
* inscription:
A Part and Apart
One Person, One House, One Block
One City
So Many People
So Much To Learn
So Much To Unlearn
6,000 Million
Connected / Separate
* Wall. West side of 7th, South of Delancey.
* 39.944660,-75.153490 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+jfuhrman.com




Finding Mantua
Lars Hokanson, Felix St. Fort, 2008
* small cars, buildings, trees, standing people
* West wall. Charles L. Durham Branch Library. Southeast corner, 34th and Haverford.
* 39.963900,-75.191525 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* See also:
+freelibrary.org's Charles L. Durham Branch page




Dragons
Ward Elicker, 2009
* big dragons
* On top of the parking lot wall. North side of Arch, East of 9th.
* 39.953375,-75.154100 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+artist's pictures of this piece in the foundry
+artist's pictures of this piece being installed
+elickercasting.com




Ritz Carlton Residence Fountain
2009
* abstract fountain
* visible through the fence
* Wall. South side of S. Penn Square, West of Broad.
* 39.951325,-75.164650 [map]
* On the City Hall tour




Golazo
Baily Cypress, 2010 - 2012
* ideas and logos
* inscription: Soccer for social change. Leadership beyond the game.
* Wall. Starfinder Foundation. 4015 Main Street. Northeast side of Main, Southeast of Shurs Lane.
* 40.021225,-75.216890 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, New
* See also:
+Baily Cypress on Facebook
+starfinderfoundation.org




Sculpture Garden Wall Fountain
2010 (approximate)
* fountain
* Wall. Northwest corner of the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.967375,-75.182650 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour




Finding Home
Kathryn Pannepacker, Joshua Sarantitis, 2011
* big idea, hands and partial standing people, loom, headgear
* inscription: in visible dignity
* Wall. North side of Ludlow across from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. East side of 13th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.951450,-75.161275 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+ buildabridge.org article about this piece
+kpannepacker.com
+hzgstudio.org
+St. John's




Napoli Pizza
Isaiah Zagar, 2011
* big abstract partial people, hats
* Walls. East side of 7th, North of Carpenter.
* 39.937140,-75.154880 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Giotto on Steroids
Isaiah Zagar, 2012
* Reference to the work of Giotto
* big abstract partial people
* visible through a locked gate
* Alley walls. South side of South, East of 10th.
* 39.942675,-75.158250 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org
+wikipedia.org's Giotto page




Reading Terminal Market Signs
2012 (approximate)
* small signs: flowers, food, flatware on a plate, fish, cow, chicken
* West and North walls. Reading Terminal Market. South side of Arch East of 12th and East side of 12th between Arch and Filbert.
* 39.953600,-75.159450 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Reading Terminal Market




Shimmer Wall
Ned Kahn, 2013
* big abstract reflective surface
* inscription:
The Shimmer Wall continuosly changes its appearance a it responds to the environment. As breezes blow and wind gusts the wall dynamically adapts and provides a vivid and captivating portrait of nature at play powered only by the moving air.
The installation is a network of 10,824 five-inch aluminum squares individually hinged to move freely. The metal also dramatically mirrors the sky, using sunlight and moonlight to brighten the changing canvas.
* South Wall. Franklin Institute. North side of Race between 20th and 21st.
* 39.957660,-75.173060 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+nedkahn.com
+The Franklin Institute Science Museum




Camac Center
Isaiah Zagar, 2014
* abstract parts of people, words
* Wall. East side of Camac, South of Walnut.
* 39.948450,-75.161430 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Jesus
2014 (installed, based on June 2014 Street View)
* Statue of Jesus
* standing person
* inscription:
In loving memory of
Joseph James Moy
1924-1963
* On top of the South wall. Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church. North side of Vine, West of 9th.
* 39.957215,-75.154300 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: New, Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+holyredeemer.cc




October 4, 1922 Fire Memorial Plaque
2014 (approximate)
* Memorial to Albert Fischer, Thomas Gilloway, Patrick A. Murray and Edward Paxson
* Philadelphia Fire Department insignia
* inscription:
Ladderman Thomas Gilloway Truck 2
Ladderman Edward Paxson Truck 2
Hoseman Patrick A. Murray Engine 21
Hoseman Albert Fischer Engine 21
Who died in the line of duty while serving the citizens of Philadelphia on October 4, 1922
Dedicated by their family and friends
* Wall. North side of Arch, East of 4th..
* 39.952420,-75.146375 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters




Do Good Things
2015 (possibly 2016)
* In memory of Jack David Mazur
* plants, sun, hands, abstract forms
* inscription:
In memory of our friend and neighbor
Jack David Mazur
1/21/39 - 9/20/14
"Do good things."
* Wall. Northwest corner, 25th and Aspen.
* 39.968990,-75.178625 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour




Trilladelphia
2016
* Quote from Jerome K. Jerome
* abstract sitting person, disembodied arm and hand, words
* inscription:
Let us gather together in the great cities and light bonfires of a million gas jets, and shout and sing together and feel brave! -Jerome K. Jerome
Art is the center of the real world.
* Wall. North of and across the street from Science Leadership Academy. West side of 22nd under JFK.
* 39.955000,-75.176480 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+article about this piece at scienceleadership.org
+wikipedia.org's Jerome K. Jerome page
+scienceleadership.org




Declaration of Independence
Tiequn Geng, Guangxi Qihe Bronze Studio, Dr. Komuro Hiromi, Dr. QiongZhao (Ellen) Schicktanz, John Trumbull, 2017 (installed)
* Full figure reliefs of John Adams, Samuel Adams, Josiah Bartlett, Charles Carroll, Samuel Chase, Abraham Clark, George Clinton, George Clymer, John Dickinson, William Ellery, William Floyd, Benjamin Franklin, Elbridge Gerry, John Hancock, Benjamin Harrison V, Joseph Hewes, Thomas Heyward Jr., William Hooper, Stephen Hopkins, Francis Hopkinson, Samuel Huntington, Thomas Jefferson, Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lewis, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston, Thomas Lynch Jr., Thomas McKean, Arthur Middleton, Lewis Morris, Robert Morris, William Paca, Robert Treat Paine, George Read, Benjamin Rush, Edward Rutledge, Roger Sherman, Richard Stockton, Charles Thomson, George Walton, William Whipple, William Williams, Thomas Willing, James Wilson, John Witherspoon, Oliver Wolcott and George Wythe
* small people, some standing, some sitting, furniture, paper and pens, interior of Independence Hall
* inscription: (partial)
This bronze sculpture replicates John Trumbull's famous painting Declaration of Independence that is displayed in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol. It depicts the presentation of the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress in Independence Hall on June 28, 1776, by the drafting committee, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston (shown seated to the left of the table).
Forty-two of the 56 signers of the Declaration are portrayed; Trumbull originally intended to include the 56 signers, but was unable to obtain likenesses for all of them. He also portrayed five people who did not sign the Declaraion, but who were present on June 28th. Because the Declaration was debated and signed over a period of six to eight weeks, the men shown here were never in Independence Hall at the same time.
The sculpture is a donation from Dr. QiongZhao (Ellen) Schicktanz, a naturalized Asian-American artist, in gratitude for her life as an American Citizen.
* North wall. Museum of the American Revolution. South side of Chestnut, East of 3rd.
* 39.948500,-75.145750 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's page for the original painting
+americangoddessartmuseum.com (Ellen Schicktanz)
+wikipedia.org's John Trumbull page
+wikipedia.org's John Adams page
+wikiedia.org's Samuel Adams page
+wikipedia.org's Josiah Bartlett page
+wikipedia.org's Charles Carroll page
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Chase page
+wikipedia.org's Abraham Clark page
+wikipedia.org's George Clinton page
+wikipedia.org's George Clymer page
+wikipedia.org's John Dickinson page
+wikipedia.org's William Ellery page
+wikipedia.org's William Floyd page
+The Electric Franklin
+wikipedia.org's Elbridge Gerry page
+wikipedia.org's John Hancock page
+wikipedia.org's Benjamin Harrison V page
+wikipedia.org's Joseph Hewes page
+wiki[edia.org's Thomas Heyward Jr. page
+wikipedia.org's William Hooper page
+wikipedia.org's Stephen Hopkins page
+wikipedia.org's Francis Hopkinson page
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Huntington page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Jefferson page
+wikipedia.org's Richard Henry Lee page
+wikipedia.org's Francis Lewis page
+wikipedia.org's Philip Livingston page
+wikipedia.org's Robert R. Livingston page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Lynch Jr. page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas McKean page
+wikipedia.org's Arthur Middleton page
+wikipedia.org's Lewis Morris page
+wikipedia.org's Robert Morris page
+wikipedia.org's William Paca page
+wikipedia.org's Robert Treat Paine page
+wikipedia.org's George Read page
+wikipedia.org's Benjamin Rush page
+wikipedia.org's Edward Rutledge page
+wikipedia.org's Roger Sherman page
+wikipedia.org's Richard Stockton page
+wikipedia.org's Charles Thomson page
+wikipedia.org's George Walton page
+wikipedia.org's William Whipple page
+wikipedia.org's William Williams page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Willing page
+wikipedia.org's James Wilson page
+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page
+wikipedia.org's Oliver Wolcott page
+wikipedia.org's George Wythe page
+amrevmuseum.org




Washington Crossing the Delaware
Guangxi Qihe Bronze Studio, Emanuel Leutze, Dr. QiongZhao (Ellen) Schicktanz, 2017 (installed)
* Full figure relief of George Washington
* small people, mostly seated, some standing, hats, weapons, flag, boat with oars, clouds, horses
* inscription: (partial)
This bronze sculpture replicates the famous painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze. It depicts Gen. George Washington leading the Continental Army on a dangerous nighttime crossing of the Delaware River on December 25, 1776 to attack Hessian troops stationed at Trenton. His attack was a final, desperate effort to gain a victory after months of defeats had reduced the Army to a small, exhausted, and demoralized force. Washington's success at Trenton reinvigorated the American cause and kept the Revolution alive.
The painting captures the drama, danger, and desperation of the river crossing, even though a number of details are historically inaccurate, such as the type of boat. The artist, Emanuel Luenze, grew up and was trained in Philadelphia, but created the painting in 1850 after he returned to his native Germany. The painting was a sensation when it was displayed in America the following year.
The sculpture is a donation from Dr. QiongZhao (Ellen) Schicktanz, a naturalized Asian-American artist, in gratitude for her life as an American Citizen.
* North wall. Museum of the American Revolution. South side of Chestnut, East of 3rd.
* 39.948495,-75.145650 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Emanuel Leutze page
+americangoddessartmuseum.com (Ellen Schicktanz)
+wikipedia.org's George Washington page
+amrevmuseum.org