Philadelphia Public Art

Content: Arches

21st Ward War Memorial
* closed arch, eagle
* inscription:
To the memory of the boys from the 21st Ward who lost their lives in the World War 1914-1918
Korean * World War II * Vietnam
Greater love hath no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.
How sleep the brave who sink to rest by all their country's wishes blest. By fairy hands their knell is rung by unseen forms their dirge is sung.
All time will be the millennium of their glory.
* Along the Northwest edge of Gorgas Park. Ridge and Gates.
* 40.036750,-75.221000 [map]
* Exhibits: War

The Summer Winter Community Garden Arch
* arch, sign
* Summer Winter Community Garden. Northeast corner, 33rd and Race.
* 39.959000,-75.189000 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:

Frank Furness Gate
Frank Furness, 1876 (relocated 1886)
* arch, plants
* This piece is in very bad condition. The artist is listed elsewhere as an attribution. Reservoir Drive is labeled Strawberry Mansion Drive on Google.
* Gateway. Other side of Kelly Drive, North of Reservoir Drive.
* 39.995500,-75.191600 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:'s Frank Furness page

Smith Memorial Arch
Herbert Adams, George E. Bissell, Alexander Stirling Calder, Katherine M. Cohen, Moses Jacob Ezekiel, Daniel Chester French, Charles Grafly, Samuel Murray, Edward C. Potter, John Massey Rhind, Bessie O. Potter Vonnoh, John Quincy Adams Ward, James H. Windrim, 1897 - 1912
* Statues and busts of James A. Beaver, S.W. Crawford, Andrew Gregg Curtin, John A. B. Dahlgren, John B. Gest, Winfield Scott Hancock, John Hartranft, George B. McClellan, George Gordon Meade, David Dixon Porter, John Fulton Reynolds, Richard Smith and James H. Windrim
* big arches, standing people, seated people, heads, horses, eagles, globe, weapons, hats
* Despite the name, the memorial is actually not an arch at all, though it does include two arches. Sculptures on the memorial include Herbert Adams' statue of Richard Smith, who funded the memorial, and Samuel Murray's bust of James H. Windrim, who was the artist and architect of the memorial itself. Detail pictures of the individual pieces are in alphabetical order by subject. One of John Massey Rhind's eagles is pictured last. Dahlgren is listed elsewhere as "Dahlgreen."
* Avenue of the Republic at 41st.
* 39.977450,-75.206500 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:'s page for this piece's page for this piece's page for this piece's Herbert Adams page's George E. Bissell page's Alexander Stirling Calder page's Katherine M. Cohen page's Moses Jacob Ezekiel page
+Chesterwood: home of Daniel Chester French's Charles Grafly page's Samuel Murray page's John Massey Rhind page Bessie O. Potter Vonnoh page John Quincy Adams Ward page's James H. Windrim page
+PA Historical and Museum Commission's James Addams Beaver page
+PA Historical and Museum Commission's Andrew Gregg Curtin page
+biography of John A. B. Dahlgren from
+The W. S. Hancock Society
+Petersburg National Battlefield John Hartranft page's George B. McClellan page's George Meade page
+U.S. Navy's David Dixon Porter page
+National Park Service's David Dixon Porter page's John F. Reynolds page

Alexander Liberman, 1974
* big abstract arch
* Spanning Locust Walk at 36th Street.
* 39.952700,-75.200600 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Art at Penn page for this piece's Alexander Liberman page's Alexander Liberman page

China Gate
Sabrina Soong, 1984
* big arch
* Spanning 10th Street, North of Arch.
* 39.953700,-75.156250 [map]
* On the Convention District tour

Total Environment
Barbara Neijna, 1986
* big abstract arches, spires
* Plaza. East side of 6th, South of Walnut.
* 39.946125,-75.151000 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:'s Barbara Neijna page
+ a piece by Barbara Neijna in Jacksonville, FL

Albert Paley, 1987
* big abstract implied arch
* Was an arch across the entrance to a parking lot, which was replaced with a new building in 2016. The piece was temporarily removed and then put back in its original location but a completely different context. The last two pictures are from 2017.
* Entrance (after the fact). West side of 18th, South of Spring Garden.
* 39.962500,-75.168100 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:

Powelton Village Playground Entrance
* abstract arch, live plants
* Entrance. Powelton Village Playground. Northeast corner, 35th and Powelton.
* 39.960150,-75.192325 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified

Arches of Resurgence
Michael Morgan, 2013
* Reference to John Coltrane
* abstract arches, idea
* The inscription is based on the John Coltrane quote: "I've found you've got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light."
* inscription:
look back at the old things and see them
back at the old things and them in a
in a new light John Coltrane - look
* 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop. Southeast corner, 33rd and Ridge.
* 39.992350,-75.186075 [map]
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+SEPTA's page for this piece's John Coltrane page article about the 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop

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

Wave Forms
Dennis Oppenheim, 2007
* big bells, arch
* Housing complex entrance. Northwest corner, 34th and Chestnut.
* 39.954600,-75.192200 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:

Big Ben at Franklin Town
Alexander L. Generalis, Tom Miles, 1992
* Bust of Benjamin Franklin
* big head, eyeglasses, lightning bolts, arch, kite, implied keys
* The eight seat-sized posts each have a letter inscribed on top, spelling out FRANKLIN.
* Bridge over I-676. 17th and Vine.
* 39.958450,-75.167100 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin

Campbell Square Arch
Warren C. Holzman, 2004
* partial people, tools, church, ship, train, sun, plants, fish, arch, fleur de lis, sign
* Campbell Square. Northeast side of Allegheny at Livingston.
* 39.986025,-75.103875 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Campbell Square information