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Content: Anchors

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




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




Navy Ships
1928 (completion of building)
* small ships, anchor, eagle
* The building was originally the Navy Central YMCA Annex. Around the entrance are subtle relief carvings of Navy ships including the Hornet, the Constitution, the Enterprise, the Bon Homme Richard, the Kearsarge, and the Olympia.
* Entrance. East side of 15th, North of Arch.
* 39.955150,-75.164675 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




World War II Submariners Memorial
1996
* submarine and actual parts of submarines, actual anchor, actual torpedo
* inscription: (excerpts from three plaques)
Still on Patrol
U.S. Navy submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II.
A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are board these 52 U.S. submarines still on "patrol."
We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy, while our fleets replaced losses and repaired wounds.
-Fleet Admiral C.W. Nimitz, U.S.N.
I can assure you that they went down fighting and that their brothers who survived them took a grim toll of our savage enemy to avenge their deaths.
-Vice Admiral C.A. Lockwood, Jr., U.S.N.
Commander Submarine Force 1943-1946
U.S.S. Trigger - S.S. 237
Commissioned January 30, 1942
Lost on patrol March 28, 1945
Still On Patrol
In memory of the brave submariners who gave their lives in peace-time for their country
* Penn's Landing between Dock and South.
* 39.943700,-75.141300 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: War




Philadelphia Beirut Memorial
Douglas Corsini, 1985
* Memorial to Cpl. Moses Arnold, Jr., Sgt. John J. Bonk, Jr., Cpl. Thomas A. Hairston, Sgt. Gilbert Hanton, Cpl. John F. Muffler, Sgt. Rafael Pomales-Torres, Pfc. Rui Manuel A. Relvas, Cpl. Louis J. Rotondo and Sgt. Allen D. Wesley
* eagle, 3D USMC logo, globe, anchor
* Was at Penn's Landing on the North side of the Seaport Museum. Moved prior to 2010. The last picture is from the original location.
* inscription:
In Memoriam to the Philadelphia Marine Casualties of the Beirut Peace Keeping Mission.
If you forget my death then I died in vain.
October 23, 1983, 241 servicemen killed in the Beirut Terrorist Bombing.
Dedicated October 20, 1985
* Walkway North and East of Front and Spruce.
* 39.944885,-75.142660 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Moved, War




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




Columbus Monument
Emanuele Caroni, 1876 (renovated 1982)
* Monument to (and statue of) Christopher Columbus
* standing person, globe, sword, anchors, eagle, ship, sitting people, water, flag
* Artist is listed as "possible."
* inscription:
Presented to the city of Philadelphia by the Italian citizens
In commemoration of the first centenary American Independence 1876
* Marconi Plaza. West side of Broad, South of Oregon.
* 39.915550,-75.172100 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Christopher Columbus page




Stephen Girard
John Massey Rhind, 1897
* Statue of Stephen Girard
* standing person, groups of people, hats, buildings, ship, anchor, plants, barrels, rope, parasol
* inscription:
front:
1750-1831
Mariner and Merchant
back:
Philadelphia's greatest philanthropist
Erected by the alumni of Girard College and the people of this city and commonwealth, 1897
* Behind the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966350,-75.182350 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1912 picture of this piece outside City Hall
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page
+ushistory.org's Stephen Girard page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Veterans Memorial
2003
* actual and sculpted flags, POW-MIA, Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Army insignia, partial people, standing person, guard tower, anchors, weapons, eagles, ship, globe, snake
* inscription:
Philadelphia City Council in 1970 chose Veteran's Stadium as the name for the city's new sports facility. Veteran's stadium opened April 10, 1971, was closed September 28, 2003 and imploded March 21, 2004.
To commemorate the site of Veteran's Stadium, the Phillies dedicate this monument as an everlasting memorial to veterans who have defended America's freedom since its inception in Philadelphia, July 4, 1776.
* North side of Pattison, East of Broad.
* 39.905400,-75.171900 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: War




Civil War Sailors Memorial
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, 1921
* big stele, angel, group of people, standing, lying and kneeling, suggestion of a ship, hats, weapons, anchor, seahorses, eagles
* inscription:
front top: In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free.
front bottom: All who have labored today in behalf of the Union have wrought for the best interests of the country and the world not only for the present but for all future ages.
back: Port Royal, Port Hatteras, Port Henry, Hampton Roads, New Orleans, Memphis, Port Hudson, Charleston, Mobile Bay, Drury's Bluff, Cherbourg, Fort Fisher, 1961-1865.
* South side of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.959420,-75.172960 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+another phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Hermon Atkins MacNeil page




Bruce S. Marks Scout Resource Center
1929
* logos, insignia, and mottoes, lion's head, shields, stars, birds, bison, tools, tent, anchor, torch, flowers
* inscription:
Youth Prepared Safeguards the Nation
Founded MCMX
This house dedicated to the training
of boys for youthful citizenship. Was
built by the Boy Scouts and their friends.
Erected MXMXXIX
On my honor I will do my best
to do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the scout law.
* Whole building.. Southeast corner, 22nd and Winter. One block South of the Parkway.
* 39.958850,-75.175300 [map]
* On the JFK North tour




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




Witherspoon Building
1895 - 1897
* References to and representations of Albert Barnes, Charles Hodge, Jesus, Saint John, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Matthew and John Witherspoon
* small lion, birds, ox, plants, books, winged person, groups of people, standing people, reclining people, heads and eyes, fire, scales, headgear, anchor, cup, furniture, various religious symbols
* Some art was moved to the Presbyterian Historical Society: Witherspoon Building Figures
* West side of Juniper between Sansom and Walnut, and along the North side of Walnut West of Juniper.
* 39.949250,-75.163200 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+wikipedia.org Albert Barnes page
+wikipedia.org Charles Hodge page
+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page