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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




Eagle
* small eagle, arrows, olive branch
* Gate. South side of the First Bank of the United States. West side of 3rd between Chestnut and Walnut.
* 39.947900,-75.146350 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's First Bank of the United States page




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




Red Owl
Beniamino Bufano
* owl
* Southeast corner of Berks Mall and Liacouras Walk.
* 39.981450,-75.155850 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Beniamino Bufano page




Saint Joseph's University Hawks
* big hawks, Saint Joseph's University shield
* Parking lot entrance posts. Saint Joseph's University. Southwest corner, 54th and City Line.
* 39.996650,-75.235800 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Saint Joseph's University




Tioga El Station
* eagle
* Entrance. Northeast corner Harrowgate Park. Kensington and Tioga.
* 40.000140,-75.106450 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Harrowgate Park




Eagle
Claudius F. Le Grand and Sons, 1797
* eagle, food, shield and arrows, olive branch
* Pediment. First Bank of the United States. West side of 3rd between Chestnut and Walnut.
* 39.948050,-75.146250 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's First Bank of the United States page




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




Central Post
1850 (approximate)
* bird, bear
* Formerly at Penn's Landing at Dock Street. Removed when the hotel was built (approximately 2001)
* Exhibits: Missing, Religious




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




Crows
1897 (date of building)
* small birds
* Not sure if these are original to the building or not.
* Front of building. South side of Locust, East of 21st.
* 39.949540,-75.175728 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour




First Baptist
Edgar Viguers Seeler, 1899
* dove, olive branch, hand
* Over the door. First Baptist. Southeast corner 17th and Sansom.
* 39.950540,-75.168875 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for Edgar Viguers Seeler
+First Baptist Church of Philadelphia




Eagles
Adolph Alexander Weinman, 1903
* eagles
* Four identical eagles, originally from Pennsylvania Station in New York City.
* Bridge columns. Four corners of the Market Street Bridge. East of 29th and West of 24th on Market.
* 39.954400,-75.181090 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Adolph Alexander Weinman page




Marine Club Lamps
1904 (year of building)
* small eagles, flames
* In front of the Marine Club. West side of Broad, just South of Washington.
* 39.937500,-75.167050 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour




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




Insurance Company of North America Building
1925
* Eagles
* There are large medallions hidden behind the banners and not pictured here.
* inscription:
Insurance Company of North America
Oldest American Fire and Marine Insurance Company
Organized in Philadelphia on December X, MDCCXCII
in the old state house and in the room in which
was signed the Declaration of Independence
* Part of the whole building's art. Southwest corner, 16th, Arch, and the Parkway.
* 39.954775,-75.166585 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry




First National Bank Building
1928 (original building date)
* big and small birds, seated people, dog head, lion head, snakes, zodiac signs
* Zodiac signs and dog's head are behind the 15th street entrance awning.
* Whole Building. Southwest corner, 15th and Walnut.
* 39.949500,-75.166040 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




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




Eagle
1933
* abstract eagle
* Over the entrance. 30th Street Post Office. Southwest corner, 29th and Market.
* 39.954310,-75.181950 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour




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




The Spirit of Enterprise
Jacques Lipchitz, 1950 - 1960
* Quote from Theodore Roosevelt
* big eagle, snake, person leaning forward
* inscription: Our nation glorious in youth and strength looks into the future with fearless and eager eyes as vigorous as a young man to run a race. -Theodore Roosevelt
* Central Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.973600,-75.190875 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Jacque Lipchitz page
+wikipedia.org's Theodore Roosevelt page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




War Memorial
Amelie Zell Felton, 1952
* eagle
* inscription:
front: To honor those who served
back: Dedicated by the Harrowgate Park Civic Associaton, 1952
* North side of Harrowgate Park. Southeast of Kensington and Tioga.
* 39.999600,-75.106650 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Harrowgate Park




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




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




Bird
Harold Kimmelman, 1970
* bird
* Just inside Roosevelt Playground. South corner, Hellerman and Walker.
* 40.026400,-75.053750 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Phoenix Rising in Flames
Natalie Charkow, 1976
* phoenix, flames
* In front of the Fire Administration Building. South side of Spring Garden, East of 3rd.
* 39.960560,-75.143025 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+Natalie Charkow @ nyss.org




Raven
David Caccia, 1979
* From a work by Edgar Allan Poe
* raven
* The sculpture is behind a fence. You'll get a closer look when the site is open, but it is clearly visible from the sidewalk.
* Edgar Allan Poe House. Northwest corner, 7th and Spring Garden.
* 39.961975,-75.149900 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+cacciastudio.com
+wikipedia.org's Edgar Allan Poe page
+Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site




Bird
Joseph J. Greenberg, Jr., 1980 (date of building)
* big bird
* Entrance. Sheraton Center City. Between 16th and 17th on the North side of the hotel, which is on the Northeast corner of 17th and Race.
* 39.957700,-75.166900 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+Sheraton Center City (emporis.com entry)




Fitler Square Fountain
1982
* Dedicated in honor of Marie F. Wilson
* birds, fountain
* inscription: for her outstanding contributions to the beautification of Fitler Square
* Center of Fitler Square. 23rd and Pine.
* 39.947600,-75.179800 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:
+fitlersquare.org




Phoenix Rising
Emlen Etting, 1982
* Memorial to Richardson Dilworth
* abstract phoenix
* Was Southeast of the Southeast corner of 15th and JFK in the sunken portion of the North end of Dilworth Plaza on the West side of City Hall. Moved to the current location June, 2013. The last picture is from the original location.
* 38th Parallel Place (near Front, Dock, and Spruce).
* 39.945325,-75.144000 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Smithsonian Oral History Interview with Emlen Etting
+wikipedia.org's Richardson Dilworth page




Birds in Flight
Joseph J. Greenberg, Jr., 1985
* abstract birds
* Parking lot, North side of Market between Front and 2nd, North of the ramp.
* 39.950175,-75.142850 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour




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




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




Peacock Light Rail Shelters
Suzanne Reese-Horvitz, Robert Roesch, 2002
* peacock feathers
* Also known as Zoo Trolley Stop.
* Shelter. Outside the Zoo. Girard, West of 34th.
* 39.975025,-75.196500 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+page for this piece on robertroesch.com
+page for this piece from suzannehorvitz.com
+www.SuzanneHorvitz.com
+robertroesch.com
+Philadelphia Zoo




Along the Atlantic Flyway
2014
* small bird sign
* Washington Avenue Pier. East of Columbus and Washington.
* 39.932325,-75.140425 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+visitphilly.com's Washington Avenue Pier page




Birds
Kathleen Fruge-Brown, 2014
* big birds
* Bike racks. West side of 15th, North of Market.
* 39.953140,-75.165500 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+kathleenfrugebrown.com




Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk Signs
2014
* small bird, plants, turtle, rocks, signs
* Both ends of the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. East side of the Schuylkill River between South and Locust.
* 39.948100,-75.184675 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour




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




Corp. James J. Cochran VFW Post 251 Memorial
* Named for James J. Cochran
* small VFW emblem, eagles, arrows and shield, olive branch
* There is no record of what war Cochran fought in. The VFW Post, which has since closed, was named for him in 1919. Whether this was intended as a memorial to Cochran in particular or a tribute to all the members of the Post is unclear.
* inscription:
Corp. James J. Cochran
Post No. 251
Veterans of Foreign Wars
of the United States
* North side of the triangle at 37th, Powelton, and Lancaster.
* 39.959610,-75.195335 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified, War
* See also:
+Scott Ryder's Powelton Post article about the memorial




German Society Gate
* logo, eagle
* I cannot find any other use of the word "Prolesflorebit"
* inscription:
The German Society of Pennsylvania
Founded AD 1764
Religione Industria et Fortitudine Germana Prolesflorebit
* Gate. Northeast corner, 7th and Spring Garden.
* 39.961600,-75.149700 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour




Saint Francis of Assisi
* statue of Saint Francis of Assisi
* small standing person, birds
* visible through the fence
* South side of St. Clement's Church. North side of Apple Tree, West of 20th.
* 39.956250,-75.173125 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's St. Francis of Assisi page
+saintclementsphiladelphia.org




Saint Francis of Assisi
* Statue of Saint Francis of Assisi
* small standing person, bird
* In front of Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church. Northeast corner, 10th and Vine.
* 39.957310,-75.155325 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: New, Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's St. Francis of Assisi page
+holyredeemer.cc




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




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




City Hall, East Pavilion
Alexander Milne Calder, 1873 - 1893
* beaver, crane and owl, butterfly, plants, elephant head, dragon heads, City Hall tower, city seal, ship, plow and scales, scrolls, standing people, reclining people, heads, headgear
* Part of the whole building's art. East entrance City Hall. Market at Juniper.
* 39.952300,-75.162800 [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




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




University Museum Entrance
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1899 (also listed as c. 1920 and 1931)
* insignia, birds, horizontal and seated people
* Over the door. Through the lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949160,-75.191140 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




Duck Girl
Paul Manship, 1911
* small standing person, duck, fountain, fish heads
* In the pool at the center of Rittenhouse Square. Southwest from 18th and Walnut.
* 39.949375,-75.171800 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Paul Manship page
+wikipedia.org's Rittenhouse Square page




Swann Memorial Fountain
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1924
* Memorial to Dr. Wilson Cary Swann
* big reclining people, swans, frogs, turtles, fountain
* Consists of three large pieces representing the Delaware, the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon, plus frogs and turtles. The fountain is on during the summer and is visible from both ends of the Parkway.
* Center of the circle. Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.957900,-75.170600 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of one of the turtles.
+wikipedia.org's page for this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1931 picture of this piece
+Max Buten's picture of one of the turtles
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




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




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




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




Prometheus Strangling the Vulture
Jacques Lipchitz, 1943
* standing person, vulture
* Front steps. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965585,-75.180960 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+Picture of this piece at diacenter.org
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Jacque Lipchitz page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Aero Memorial
Paul Manship, 1950
* Quotes from and in honor of Julian Biddle, Richard Foulke Day, Norton Downs, Jr., John Drinkwater, Carl Christian Glanz, William Besse Kuen, Stephen Phillips, William Shakespeare, Stephen Spender and Houston Woodward
* small reclining person, birds, celestial globe
* The surrounding inscribed walls and benches are also part of the memorial.
* inscription:
pillar: Aero Memorial, World War I, 1917-1918
walls:
To the aviators of Pennsylvania killed in action
Thou hast caught splendour from the sailless sea, and mystery from many stars outwatched. - Stephen Phillips
Master and Maker, God of right the soldier dead are at thy gate who kept the spears of honour bright and freedom's house inviolate. -John Drinkwater
Born of the sun they traveled a short while toward the sun, and left the vivid air signed with their honor. - Stephen Spender
Death makes no conquest of the conqueror for now he lives in fame though not in life. -William Shakespeare
* Aviator Park. East side of 20th St. between Race and the Parkway.
* 39.958090,-75.172060 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+One of Max Buten's pictures of this piece
+Another of Max Buten's pictures of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Paul Manship page
+wikipedia.org's John Drinkwater page
+wikipedia.org's Stephen Phillips page
+wikipedia.org's William Shakespeare page
+wikipedia.org's Stephen Spender page




Emancipation Proclamation Fountain
Gerd Utescher, 1964
* In honor of an act by Abraham Lincoln
* standing person, birds
* During a 2002 site renovation this piece was moved and turned and the non-functional fountain basin was taken out. By 2010 it was completely surrounded by trees. The first picture is from the old setting. The second is from the new setting. The third is a detail with trees.
* Courtyard. Bottom of the concourse entrance on the Northwest corner of 15th and Market.
* 39.952850,-75.165450 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Moved, African American
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Abraham Lincoln page




Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Christopher T. Ray, 1972 - 1990
* plants, bird, sun
* 5 metal sculptured gates. Apartment complex bounded by Front, Second, Spruce, and Delancey.
* 39.944400,-75.144850 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com




Peace Memorial
Harold Kimmelman, 1974
* flag, eagle, logos of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines
* inscription: Dedicated to the men and women of this community who served their country with valor and courage.
* Just off the intersection of Aramingo, Margaret, and Milnor under the I-95 ramp over Milnor.
* 40.005450,-75.076250 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: War
* 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




Wissahickon Valley Gate
Christopher T. Ray, 1979
* plants, owl, insect
* Gate. South end of John F. Collins Park. North side of Chestnut, West of 17th.
* 39.951600,-75.169100 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Center City District Parks: John F. Collins Park
+Chestnut Park page from asla.org




Community Garden Gate
Greg Leavitt, 1988
* plants, birds, turtle, rocks, frog face
* Gate. Schuylkill Park. West side of 25th at Spruce.
* 39.949450,-75.181300 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:
+gregleavitt.com




Spring Gardens Fence
2001 (approximate)
* plants, birds, spring, sign
* Fence and gates. Spring Gardens. Around the block bounded by 18th, 19th, Wallace and North.
* 39.966200,-75.168750 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Patty Hogan Gates
Eric Berg, 2010
* Memorial to Patty Hogan
* vine, birds, squirrels, nuts, lizard, snail, praying mantis, frog, dog
* inscription: You gave with your heart. We accepted with gratitude.
* Gardner shed gates. West side of Rittenhouse Square. East of 19th and Locust.
* 39.949250,-75.172725 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+Eric Berg Studios
+wikipedia.org's Rittenhouse Square page




Historical Society of Pennsylvania Entrance
* state seal, horses, bird
* Entrance. Historical Society of Pennsylvania. South side of Locust, West of 13th.
* 39.947910,-75.162700 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* See also:
+Historical Society of Pennsylvania




1822 Chestnut
1870 (approximate year of building)
* plants, fruit and nuts, birds, crouching person, artist tools
* Entrance. South side of Chestnut, East of 19th.
* 39.951700,-75.171350 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry




Wistar Institute Entrance
1894
* reclining people, book and quill, owl, standing person, plants
* Entrance. Wistar Institute. West side of 36th between Spruce and Locust.
* 39.951200,-75.195425 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Wistar Institute




James A. Garfield Monument
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1895
* Monument to James A. Garfield
* standing person, head, eagle, olive branch, sword and shield
* inscription:
E. Plurbius Unum
MDCCCXXXI
MDCCCLXXXI
James Abram Garfield
President of the United States
MDCCCLXXXI
* Other side of Kelly Drive, near the Girard Avenue Bridge.
* 39.973900,-75.190550 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site
+wikipedia.org's James A. Garfield page




Charles Allen Smith
Francis P. Moitz, 1917
* Statue of Charles Allen Smith
* standing person wearing a hat, eagle, rock
* inscription:
Erected by the Allied Monument Committee of Phila.
To Charles Allen Smith
April 21, 1917
Killed at Vera Cruz
April 22, 1914
* Southeast corner of McPherson Square Park. Northwest of Kensington and Indiana.
* 39.994600,-75.118425 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Free Libray of Philadelphia page about McPherson Square and the statue
+wikipedia.org article about the United States occupation of Vera Cruz




Bonwit Teller Building
Bella Abdallah, 1927
* small urns, cats, birds, standing people, seated cherubs, pens and books, mirrors, face, Egyptian headpiece, flame
* Entrance. Southwest corner, 17th and Chestnut.
* 39.951430,-75.169000 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




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




Old Man, Young Man, The Future
Leonard Baskin, 1966
* standing person, sitting person, bird
* Also known as Society Hill Sculpture
* Plaza. Society Hill Towers. 2nd Street North of Spruce.
* 39.945225,-75.144875 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+Leonard Baskin page @ rmichelson.com
+philadelphiabuildings.org's Society Hill Towers page




Transportation
Charles Parks, 1969
* small horse, dolphin, bird, ship, water, airplane
* The whole area is fenced in, and the two separate columns are barely visible through the fence behind a sign and parked cars.
* West side of the traffic circle at the end of Norwitch Drive, North of 67th.
* 39.915675,-75.223425 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* See also:
+ wikipedia.org's Charles Parks page




Phoenix Tree
Christopher T. Ray, 1975
* big abstract tree, partial person, bird
* In the traffic circle of the Presbyterian Medical Center. North and East of 39th and Filbert.
* 39.958550,-75.199000 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Presbyterian Medical Center




Estuary Gate
Christopher T. Ray, 1979
* plants, turtle, birds, lizard
* Gate. North end of John F. Collins Park. South side of Ranstead, West of 17th.
* 39.951900,-75.169000 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Center City District Parks: John F. Collins Park
+Chestnut Park page from asla.org




Indian Land Commemorative
Bob Hazous, 1988 - 1995
* big abstract standing people, birds
* On the traffic island next to Penn Treaty Park. Delaware and Marlborough.
* 39.966800,-75.129400 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+Bob Hazous exhibit at the Institute of American Indian Arts
+Bob Hazous interview at thephotographyinstitute.org
+Friends of Penn Treaty Park
+Penn Treaty Park Historical Plaques




Tamanend
Raymond Sandoval, 1995
* Statue of Tamanend
* big standing person wearing a hat, eagle, turtle
* inscription:
In honor of the contributions of Native American Indians - the ancestors, the elders, this generation and the generations to come - this sculpture commemorates Tamanend, a Sakima, of the Lenni-Lenape Nation who resided in the Delaware Valley when Philadelphia or "Coaquannok" was established.
Tamanend stands on a turtle, which represents Mother Earth. The eagle, a reverend messenger of Great Spirit, has a wampum belt in its grasp. This belt recognizes the friendship treaty under the Sackomaxen elm between William Penn ("Mikwon"), Tamanend ("The Affable One") and other leaders of the Lenni-Lenape Nation. It reads "to live in peace as long as the waters are in the rivers and creeks and as long as the stars and moon endure."
Penn dealt with the Lenni-Lenape people when he came to the land given him by the King of England. He bought the land from the Lenni-Lenape through a number of treaties. Tamanend was one of the Sakimas who played a prominent role as a welcoming delegate on Penn's arrival in 1682 and in the early treaties of 1683 and 1692.
Tamanend was considered the patron saint of America by the colonists prior to American Independence. Tamanend day was celebrated annually on May 1st in Philadelphia and bells were rung in his honor.
* Front and Market.
* 39.949735,-75.142000 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Religious
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of this piece
+raymondsandoval.com




Bishop Neumann and Southeast Catholic War Memorials
* Statue of Mary
* standing person, flowers, Army, Navy, and Marine insignia, eagle
* The stone lists students with graduation dates from 1955 to 1968
* inscription:
plaque top:
In memory of those who gave their lives
plaque bottom:
1941 World War II 1945
stone top:
In memory of those men who made the supreme sacrifice
Southeast Catholic, Bishop Neumann
stone bottom:
I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race.
I have kept the faith.
Timothy 4:7-8
* East side of Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School. West side of 10th at Moore.
* 39.927150,-75.162200 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+neumanngorettihs.org




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




First Presbyterian
1869 - 1872
* Presbyterian symbols, plants, fruit, bird, lizard, dragons
* Over the door. First Presbyterian Church. Southeast corner, 21st and Walnut.
* 39.950650,-75.175550 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building
+First Presbyterian Church




Abraham Lincoln
Randolph Rogers, 1871
* Statue of Abraham Lincoln
* big seated person, chair, quill, book, eagles, federal and city seals
* Moved in January 2002 from the middle of Kelly Drive to the North side.
* inscription:
front:
To Abraham Lincoln from a grateful people
left:
With malice towards none, with charity towards all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in
back:
Let us here highly resolve that the government of the people. by the people, and for the people shall not perish from this earth
right:
I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within the states in rebellion are and hence forth shall be free
* Kelly Drive and Sedgely Drive.
* 39.969550,-75.184500 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Randolph Rogers page
+wikipedia.org's Abraham Lincoln page




City Hall, South Pavilion
Alexander Milne Calder, 1873 - 1893
* standing people, sitting people, heads, birds, dragons, book and scrolls, staff, cats, seal of Pennsylvania, horses, ship, plow, plants, bison head, squirrel, headgear
* Part of the whole building's art. City Hall. North side of S. Penn Square at Broad.
* 39.951825,-75.163650 [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




Religious Liberty
Moses Jacob Ezekiel, 1876
* big standing people, liberty cap, eagle, serpent, flame, the Constitution
* Was half a block North on 5th. Moved late 2010. The first two pictures are from the current location. The rest are from the previous location.
* inscription:
Plinth:
Dedicated to the people of the United States by the order B'nai B'rith and Israelites of America in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of American Independence.
Plaque:
Commissioned by B'nai B'rith for the United States Centenial, "Religious Liberty" was dedicated in Fairmount Park on Thanksgiving Day in 1876.
Carved in Rome from a single block of carrara marble, the statue was executed by Sir Moses Ezekiel, an American Jewish sculptor.
The monument was rededicated by B'nai B'rith International for this nation's Bicentennial in 1976.
The allegorical group represents liberty protecting religious freedom. The female figure wears the liberty cap bordered by thirteen stars for each of the original American colonies. In her left hand, she holds the constitution of the United States the legal document by which freedom is guaranteed to all citizens.
Religion is personified by a youth standing beside the figure of Liberty, whose outstretched arm extends over him protectively. His right hand reaches toward her, while in his left, he holds the inextinguishable flame of faith.
At the base of the group is an American eagle crushing a serpent in its talons, signifying the triumph of American democracy over the tyranny of intolerance and oppression.
The monument was relocated to Independence Mall and rededicated on May 4, 1986 in an historic joint venture between B'nai B'rith International and the National Museum of American Jewish History.
From this site, the statue proclaims in harmony with the Liberty Bell only steps away, a resounding message of religious liberty for all peoples.
* In front of the National Museum of American Jewish History. Southeast corner, 5th and Market.
* 39.950350,-75.148825 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:
+Max Buten's first picture of this piece
+Max Buten's second picture of this piece
+Max Buten's third picture of this piece
+jewishvirtuallibrary.org's Moses Jacob Ezekiel page
+National Museum of American Jewish History




Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument
John Massey Rhind, James H. Windrim, 1883
* big standing person wearing a hat, weapons, eagles, horses, olive branches, United States, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia seals
* The eagles and plaques are by John Massey Rhind. The soldier is variously attributed to John Lachmier or Lachmer.
* The soldier is identical to the one on the West Park Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument
* inscription:
They never fail who die in a great cause.
-Byron
1861 Germantown's tribute to her heroic dead 1883
United States of America
Liberty and Union
now and forever, one and inseperable
-Webster
Pennsylvania
The Keystone State
liberty without obedience is confusion and obedience without liberty is slavery.
Philadelphia
The City of Brotherly Love
On Earth peace Good will toward men
-Luke
* Market Square. Germantown between Shoolhouse and Church.
* 40.034325,-75.172300 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's James H. Windrim page
+ushistory.org's Market Square page




Drexel Mansion Windows
1893 (original date of building)
* small fruit, cornucopias, plants, birds
* Both sides of the entrance. Curtis Institute. South side of Locust, East of 18th.
* 39.948900,-75.170635 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+Curtis Institute
+philadelphiabuilding.org's listing for the building




Native Americans, Swedish Settlers and Eagles
Alexander Milne Calder, 1894
* big people standing, sitting, eagles
* Part of the whole building's art. Around the tower of City Hall. Broad and Market.
* 39.952750,-75.163350 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+undated picture of part of this piece in the studio from phillyhistory.org
+another picture of part of this piece in the studio from phillyhistory.org
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Milne Calder page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall 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




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




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




Family Unity
Giuseppe Donato, 1940
* big group of people sitting, dog, dove, books, plants, symbols of justice, law, and peace
* East pediment. Family Court. North side of Vine West of 18th.
* 39.959050,-75.169125 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+Family Court




The Birth of a Nation
Henry Kreis, 1943
* Quote from George Washington
* cannon, group of people standing, eagle, idea
* inscription:
front:
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unaliable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
-Declaration of Independence
back:
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply as finally staked on the experiment intrusted to the hands of the American people.
-First Inaugural of George Washington
A Nation is Formed
* South Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.972750,-75.190490 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+medallicartcollector.com's Henry Kreis page
+wikipedia.org's George Washington page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




River of Life
Masayuki Nagase, 2014
* big and small water, rocks, furniture, birds, fish, insects, plants, turtle
* inscription:
plaque: Hand carved granite benches, sculptural boulders, and engraved tile pavers and medallions depicting images of local flora, fauna, and water patterns. An original artwork commissioned by The City of Philadelphia Percent for Art Program and The Philadelphia Water Department
rock: Venice Island is the legacy of 19th century urbanization. In 1819 a three mile sliver of schist was sliced away from Manayunk by a narrow canal that supplied the textile mills on the Island. Today, this site location led the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) to install a subsurface Combined Sewer Overflow Tank. This tank holds nearly 1 million gallons of a mixture of sewage and storm water during rain events, preventing untreated wastewater from flowing into the Schuylkill River.
To enable the use of the island for this essential river protection project, PWD committed to a full scale reconstruction of the Venice Island's recreation facilities. PWD worked with its sister city agencies and the neighborhood in the master planning process. This site uses the best in sustainable storm water management, ecological design and restoration to provide a much needed public place in the heart of Manayunk that addresses multiple needs - recreation, environmental protection, commerce and open space.
The revitalized space reflects the Island's industrial heritage, local building techniques and the vibrant natural history along the Schuylkill River, all the while meeting the rigorous challenges of creating a safe city park in the floodway. This park resides at the intersection of nature and city, striving to bring both closer.
* Multi-level plaza. Venice Island. Across the canal off Main and Cotton.
* 40.023810,-75.222675 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+veniceisland.org article and picture
+mnagase.com
+veniceisland.org




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




Convent of Divine Love
Paul Monaghan, 1914 (date of building)
* Relief of winged Jesus
* sitting, standing, winged people, sword, dove, sun, dragon heads, symbols
* inscription:
Chapel Entrance: Venite Jesum Adoremus
:Convent Entrance: Come holy spirit. Beneath the shadow of thy wings we dwell.
* Whole building. Convent of Divine Love. Southwest corner, 22nd and Green.
* 39.965285,-75.174400 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org Paul Monaghan entry
+adorationsisters.org




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




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




Settling of the Seaboard
Wheeler Williams, 1942
* Quotes from William Penn and Alexander Whitaker
* group of people, standing, sitting, trees, turkey
* inscription:
front:
I have great love and regard towards you and desire to win and gain your love and friendship by a kind, just and peacable life and the people I send are of the same mind and shall in all things behave themselves accordingly.
-William Penn to the Indians
If we consider the almost miraculous beginning and continuance of this plantation we must needs confess that God hath opened this passage unto us and led us by the hand unto this work.
-Aleaxander Whitaker
back:
We yield unfeigned thanks and and praise
for the return of seed-time and harvest
for the increase of the ground
and the gathering in of the fruits thereof
and for all other blessings
of Thy merciful providence
bestowed upon this nation and people
-The Book of Common Prayer
A Land is Settled
* South Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.972440,-75.190360 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Wheeler Williams page
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Whitaker page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




The Singing Fountain
* fountain, standing people (including a mermaid), bowl, musical instruments, birds, flowers
* In the middle of the triangle formed by 11th, Passyunk, and Tasker.
* 39.929900,-75.163210 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+visitphilly.com The Singing Fountain 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:
+ushistory.org's page for this piece
+philadelphiabuilding.org's page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Herbert Adams page
+wikipedia.org's George E. Bissell page
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+askart.com's Katherine M. Cohen page
+jewishvirtuallibrary.org's Moses Jacob Ezekiel page
+Chesterwood: home of Daniel Chester French
+wikipedia.org's Charles Grafly page
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Murray page
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page
+wikipedia.org Bessie O. Potter Vonnoh page
+wikipedia.org John Quincy Adams Ward page
+philadelphiabuildings.org'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 civilwarartillery.com
+The W. S. Hancock Society
+Petersburg National Battlefield John Hartranft page
+wikipedia.org's George B. McClellan page
+wikipedia.org's George Meade page
+U.S. Navy's David Dixon Porter page
+National Park Service's David Dixon Porter page
+wikipedia.org's John F. Reynolds page




All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors
J. Otto Schweizer, 1934
* group of people standing, torch, hats and helmets, shield, eagles and large feather, horses, seal of Pennsylvania
* inscription:
front: Erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in honor of her colored soldiers.
back: To commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of all colored soldiers who served in the various wars engaged in by the United States of America that a lasting record shall be made of their unselfish devotion to duty as an inspiration to future generations this monument is dedicated May 30, 1934.
right: American Revolution, Civil War, Indian Wars
left: Spanish American War, Phillipine Insurrection, World War
* West side of Logan Square. Aviator Park. Southeast of 20th and the Parkway.
* 39.958320,-75.171800 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Moved, War, African American
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1935 picture of this piece from a previous location in Fairmount Park
+One of Max Buten's pictures of this piece
+Another of Max Buten's pictures of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




Chestnut Park Fountain
Christopher Collins, John F. Collins, John R. Collins, Ted Knighton, 1979
* fountain, abstract buildings, turtle, wolf head, bird
* Inside John F. Collins Park. Between Chestnut and Ranstead, West of 17th.
* 39.951900,-75.169050 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+picture of the fountain on flickr.com
+collinsstudio.com
+tedknighton.com
+Center City District Parks: John F. Collins Park
+Chestnut Park page from asla.org




Benjamin Franklin
George Lundeen, 1987
* Statue of Benjamin Franklin
* small seated person, bench, eyeglasses, cane, newspaper, pigeon
* East side of 37th Street, just South of Locust Walk.
* 39.952150,-75.196975 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+george @ lundeensculpture.com
+The Electric Franklin




The Washington Monument
Rudolf Siemering, 1897 (restored 1997)
* Monument to George Washington
* big fountains, groups of people, standing people, sitting and reclining people, alligator, bears, birds, bison and oxen, elk and moose, fish, horses, snake, plants, shells, weapons, drum, net, hats, Pennsylvania State Seal
* West end of Eakins Oval. Parkway at 24th.
* 39.964250,-75.179150 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1910 picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+Featured in The Sixth Sense
+wikipedia.org's George Washington page




Curtis Hall, Thomas Jefferson University
Horace Trumbauer, 1931
* standing people, reclining people, medical instruments, headgear, plants, lions, birds, griffins, various medical symbols
* Entrance. Curtis Hall, Thomas Jefferson University. North side of Walnut between 10th and 11th.
* 39.948625,-75.157800 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* Exhibits: Medical, New
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Horace Trumbauer page from philadelphiabuildings.org
+Thomas Jefferson University




Duckrey School Mosaics
Barbara Gesshel, 2005 (restored)
* School named for, and quote from Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey
* partial, standing, sitting people, boats, cow, birds, snakes, lizards, plants, fish, butterfly, sun, building
* inscription:
First: "Once upon a time"
Second: "...love and brotherhood are the strongest forces on Earth" -Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey
* South Entrances. Tanner Duckrey School. North side of Diamond, East of 16th.
* 39.985250,-75.159200 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* See also:
+gesshel.com




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




Tabernacle United Church
1884 - 1886
* Symbols of and references to Jesus, Saint John, Saint Luke and Saint Mark
* lizard, plants, partial cherubs and angels, winged lion, winged ox, eagle, sun, candle, fire
* inscription:
North Entrance: I am the door.
tower: My Goodness and My fortress. My High Tower and My Deliver. He in whom I trust.
East Entrance: We have seen his star in the East and are come to worship him.
shields:
He is risen.
Lampades multae, una lux.
Christus Exaltus Salvator.
Lux lucet in tenebris
Nec tamen consumebatur.
* North and East sides. Tabernacle United Church. Southwest corner, 37th and Chestnut.
* 39.954500,-75.196800 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building
+Tabernacle United Church




Civil War Soldiers Memorial
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, 1921
* big stele, group of people, standing people, angel, hats, weapons, flag, eagle, horse
* The last picture is of the reference to this piece from the mural at 12th and Walnut
* inscription:
front top: One country, one Constitution, one destiny.
front bottom: Each for himself gathered up the cherished purposes of life, its aims and ambitions, its dearest affections, and flung all with life itself into the scale of battle.
back: Donaldson, The Peninsula, Antietem, Murfreesborg, Chancelorsville, Gettysburg, Chickanagua, Chattanooga, Petersburg, Atlanta, Appomatox, 1861-1865
* North side of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.959650,-75.172650 [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




St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1928 - 1929
* gargoyles and statue of Saint Paul
* small standing person, Bible, sword, crosses, plants, dragons and chimeras, snake, bird, fish
* inscription: Spiritus Gladius
* Whole building.. St. Paul's Episcopal Church. South side of Chestnut Hill Ave., East of Germantown Ave..
* 40.079100,-75.208850 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+gargoyle hunter's page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building
+St. Paul's Chestnut Hill




Board of Education Building
Irwin T. Catharine, Jules Melidon, 1930
* Busts of Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Girard, William Penn, William Shakespeare, Thaddeus Stevens and Daniel Webster
* groups of people, people standing, people sitting and kneeling, winged people, heads, books, tablets, scrolls, writing implements, linked BE logo, eagles, scarf, staff, buildings, tools, urns, jugs, ship, hourglass, lamp, light fixtures, plants, sun, globes
* There is artwork on the Winter and 21st street sides and in the courtyard on Winter. More busts, not pictured and not easily visible, are on the South, East, and West sides of the building. The School District no longer occupies the building.
* Building. Southwest Corner, 21st and Winter.
* 39.958900,-75.174150 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: New, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+wikipedia.org's page for the building
+wikipedia.org Irwin T. Catharine page
+The Electric Franklin
+ushistory.org's Stephen Girard page
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+wikipedia.org's William Shakespeare page
+wikipedia.org's Thaddeus Stevens page
+wikipedia.org's Daniel Webster page




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




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




Tabernacle United Church Signs
Lynn Denton, 1999
* signs, religious symbols and imagery, boat, Earth, food, sitting and standing people, birds, plants, musical instruments, sheep, hands, water
* tiles painted by the congregation
* Tabernacle United Church. Southwest corner, 37th and Chestnut.
* 39.954800,-75.196650 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Peace and Love
* See also:
+lynnbdenton.com
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton
+Tabernacle United Church




Packard Building Sign
Samuel Yellin, 1924 (year on sign)
* small standing, kneeling people, tools, scroll, staff, oar, plants, lamps, eagle, lion's head, seashell, urns, griffins, sign
* Yellin is not listed anywhere as the artist for the sign, but he is listed as the metal worker for the building
* West Entrance. Packard Building. East side of 15th, South of Chestnut.
* 39.950650,-75.165650 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.orgs's Samuel Yellin page
+Samuel Yellin Metal Workers
+philadelphiabuildings.org's Packard Building entry




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




Great Seals of Cities and States
Paul Philippe Cret, Leon Hermant, 1926
* big Seals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, standing people, arm, scales and plow, ship, basket, fruit, scroll, horses, eagle
* The Philadelphia and Pennsylvania seals are in Philadelphia. The Camden and New Jersey seals (not pictured) are in Camden.
* Bridge anchorages. Ben Franklin Bridge. West of Columbus on Race and South of Vine on Water.
* 39.954225,-75.140300 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+The Paul Philippe Cret Collection at upenn.edu
+wikipedia.org's Leon Hermant page
+wikipedia.org's Benjamin Franklin Bridge page




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




Treasury Building
1932
* people sitting and kneeling, face, farming, navigation, and artist tools, ship, buildings, rope, ox and bison, staff, food, birds, globe, plants, dolphin border
* Whole building. South side of Chestnut, West of 2nd.
* 39.948300,-75.144185 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




Chinatown Zodiac Medallions
Andrews Lefevre Studios, 2012
* symbols, rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep (ram), monkey, rooster, dog, pig
* North side of Vine, East of 9th. The small medallions are arranged along Vine between 9th and 10th and along 10th North and South of Vine.
* 39.957170,-75.153823 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+artist's article about this piece
+andrewslefevre.wordpress.com




Meher
Khoren der Harootian, 1976
* Statue of Meher
* standing, sitting, and lying people, cross, human bones, helmets, weapons, buildings, mountains, plants, horses, vulture, water, sun
* inscription:
On this day, April 24, 1976, commemorating the 61st anniversary of the martyrdom of the Armenian nation and celebrating the bicentennial year of American independence, we Americans of Armenian heritage in eternal gratitude to God dedicate this monument to our adopted land of the United States.
Meher - A legendary figure of inspiring power symbolizing the invincible faith of the Armenian people, the first nation to embrace Christianity (301 AD).
Keeping Watch over the cultural heritage of Armenia.
Day of Infamy, April 24, 1915 the genocide and martyrdom of the Armenian Nation.
St. Vartan at the battle of Avarayr (451 AD). History's first defense of the Christian faith.
Mid the ashes of the martyrs, mother and child look to freedom for Armenia and all nations.
* South side of Kelly Drive, West of 25th.
* 39.966500,-75.179800 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+page about this piece from umn.edu




Fidelity Mutual Building
Lee Lawrie, 1926 - 1927
* Building renamed in honor of Raymond G. Perelman and Ruth Perelman
* big and small people standing sitting, furniture, weapons, kite, ships, tools and machines, dogs, horses, alligators, elephants, owls, squirrels, buildings, trains, plants, symbols and words
* Originally an insurance building. Donated to the Art Museum by the Perelmans. The pictures here are only a representative sampling of the art.
* inscription:
Pennsylvania side:
In the honor and perpetuity of the family is founded the state. In the nobler life of the household is the nobler life of mankind.
26th side:
He labors best who loves best : the finest work of a man's life is to open the doors of opportunity to those who depend on him.
* The whole building. Perelman Annex. Northwest corner of Fairmount and Pennsylvania.
* 39.967490,-75.179490 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+Museum press release about the donation
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Max Buten's picture of one of the reliefs
+Another Max Buten picture of one of the reliefs
+wikipedia.org's Lee Lawrie page




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




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




Central Terrace Medallions
* small urn, sitting person, plants, snakes, weapons, mirror, clouds, flames, sun, lion, standing person, headgear, books, owl, hand, ship, flag
* inscription: Justitia, Prudentia, Amor Patriea, Abundantia, Potestas
* Central Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.973600,-75.190800 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour 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




Drexel Building
1928
* zodiac signs and symbols, ram, meregoat, bull, winged people sitting and kneeling, crab and fish, lion, musical instrument, scales, scorpion, centaur, weapons, jug, water, headgear, eagle
* inscription: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
* Whole Building. Northeast corner, 15th and Walnut.
* 39.949625,-75.165850 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




National Monument to Scottish Immigration
Terry Jones, 2011
* standing people, dog, hats, weapons, staff, sitting people, furniture, books, scrolls and quills, buildings, horses, carts, trunks, clouds, ships, symbols, logos, and insignia, parts of people, lion, birds
* This piece is listed under many different names. The name shown here is from the standrewsociety.org.
* inscription: (excerpt)
This monument to Scottish Immigrants seeks to provide a broad perspective on the rise and movement of the Scots over many continents and centuries. On either side of this Monument you will find Standing Stones which will assist you in understanding this ancient and ongoing process. The Standing Stones are part of the landscape and history of all the Celtic lands. Many remain in Scotland today. While the original purpose of these stones is not known, it is believed they served a spiritual purpose, and may have had scientific astronomic significance as well. We have adopted them in the monument as symbolic of Scotland's ancient past.
* East side of Front, South of Chestnut.
* 39.947380,-75.142225 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+standrewsociety.org
+terryjonessculpture.com