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Content: Books, Scrolls, Tablets, Pens and Pencils

Unidentified Stack of Books With People
* big books, two people, one standing, one sitting
* The only thing resembling a signature is a carved ML with the L coming out the bottom of the right vertical of the M.
* Philadelphia University Campus, Northeast of Henry Ave. and School House Lane.
* 40.022550,-75.192750 [map]
* On the Philadelphia University Campus tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Nicola D'Ascenzo Studios, 1927
* scroll and tablet, large cats, angel wings, tree, sun, other symbols
* inscription: My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples
* Entrance. Congregation Rodeph Shalom. East side of Broad Street at Green.
* 39.963825,-75.160900 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org Nicola D'Ascenzo page
+Congregation Rodeph Shalom




The John Hanson Monument
Carl Lindborg, 1967
* bust and medalions honoring John A. B. Dahlgren, John Ericsson, John Hanson, John Morton, John Nystrom, Johan Printz and Johan Risingh
* small book, ship, submarine, and related har, cannon, head, standing person
* Dahlgren is listed elsewhere as 1809-1870. This piece was inside the walls near the graveyard of Old Swedes (Columbus Blvd. & Christian St., 916 S. Swanson St). just outside the back door of the house closest to the church. Was missing when checked on August 17 2014. No response received from inquiries to the church or National Park Service.
* inscription:
John Hanson, 1715-1783, First President of US Under Articles of Confederation, 1781-82
John Nystrom, 1829-1885, engineer, inventor, ship builder, author
John Ericsson, 1803-1889, inventor, engineer, scientist
John Dahlgren, 1809-1890, U.S. Admiral - inventions influenced world navies
Johan Risingh, 1617-1672, last governor of New Sweden, author, economist
Johan Printz, 1592-1663, Governor of New Sweden
John Morton, 1724-1777, Signer of Declaration of Independence
Erected October 7, 1967 by Swedish Colonial Society and the Vasa Order of America in Sweden
* 39.934500,-75.143800 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+Swedish Colonial Society
+Vasa Order
+biography of John A. B. Dahlgren from civilwarartillery.com
+wikipedia.org's John Ericsson page
+biography of John Hanson from marshallhall.org
+www.johnmorton.net
+wikipedia.org's John Nystrom page
+biography of Johan Printz from colonialswedes.org
+Gloria Dei Church (Old Swedes)




Paper in Motion
Tony Trezza, 1983
* big paper
* Northwest side of Brewster at 76th.
* 39.902225,-75.232950 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour




Drexel Book
Harold Kimmelman, 1985 - 1986 (plaque says 85, article says 86)
* In memory of Doris Zimmerman
* small book
* Also listed as Book and Volume 1. Drexel Book is the title on the author's web site.
* inscription:
From the plaque at the garden entrance:
Garden Sculpture in memory of Doris A. Zimmerman, 1929-1981
* Walled garden. Drexel University. Northwest of 33rd and Market. Enter on the South side near 33rd. Also visible through the fence on the West side.
* 39.956805,-75.189875 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+Drexel article with picture
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org
+Drexel University




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




St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
1830
* Statues of Saint John, Saint Luke, Saint Mark and Saint Matthew
* small standing people, books and scrolls
* The four evangelists are displayed here top to bottom (left to right facing the church) in canonical (reverse alphabetical) order.
* Entrance pillars. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. East side of 13th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.951225,-75.161435 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+St. John's




George Washington
Joseph Alexis Bailly, 1869
* Statue of George Washington
* standing person, book, cane
* behind the Independence Hall security perimeter, but visible across Chestnut
* In front of Independence Hall. South side of Chestnut between 5th and 6th.
* 39.949050,-75.150000 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1913 picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1929 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Joseph Alexis Bailly page
+wikipedia.org's George Washington page
+wikipedia.org's Independence Hall page




Alexander von Humboldt
Frederick Johann Heinrich Drake, 1871
* Statue of Alexander von Humboldt
* standing person, scroll, globe
* inscription:
Alexander von Humboldt
Born Sept. 14, 1769
Died May 6, 1859
Dedicated to the City of Philadelphia
by its German citizens
* Martin Luther King Drive South of Black Road.
* 39.982325,-75.205850 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander von Humboldt page




Rev. Dr. John Witherspoon
Joseph Alexis Bailly, 1876 (unconfirmed)
* Statue of John Witherspoon
* standing person, scroll
* inscription:
front:
A lineal descendant of John Knox
Born in Scotland February 5 1722
Ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church 1745
President of the College of New Jersey 1788-1794
The only clergyman in the Continental Congress
A signer of the Declaration of Independence
Died at Princeton, New Jersey November 15, 1794
right:
For my own part of property I have some of reputation. More, that reputation is staked, that property is pledged, on the issue of this contest. And although these grey hairs must soon descend into sepulchre I would infinitely rather that they descend thither by the hand of the executioner than desert at this crisis the sacred cause of my country.
left:
"Proclaim liberty throughout the land and to all its inhabitants thereof" -Levit. XX 10
* North side of the East end loop of the Horticulture Center. N. Horticulture Drive. East of Belmont.
* 39.984050,-75.208900 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Joseph Alexis Bailly page
+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page




Goethe
Heinrich Manger, 1890
* Statue of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
* standing person, rolled paper
* North side near the East end of the central promenade in the Horticulture Center. Horticulture Drive. East of Belmont.
* 39.983725,-75.212010 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Goethe page




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




Matthias William Baldwin
Herbert Adams, 1905
* Statue of Matthias William Baldwin
* standing person, scroll and drafting compass
* North side of City Hall. South side of JFK, East of Broad.
* 39.953000,-75.163000 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1936 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Herbert Adams page
+wikipedia.org's Matthias Baldwin page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Fisher-Bennett Gargoyles
1925 (year of building)
* small sitting people, books, eyeglasses
* Entrance. South side of Walnut between 33rd and 34th.
* 39.952585,-75.191295 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: New, Gargoyles
* See also:
+upenn.edu page for the building




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




The Quaker
Harry Rosin, 1942
* standing person, Bible, hat
* South Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.972525,-75.190360 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+michenermuseum.org's Harry Rosin page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




Thomas Fitzsimmons
Giuseppe Donato, 1946
* Statue of Thomas Fitzsimmons
* standing person, quill
* inscription:
front: Born in Ireland, 1741, died in Philadelphia, 1811. Member of Continental Congress, Signer of Constitution, Member of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Congress.
back: Erected by the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
* East side of Logan Square. West of 18th, between Race and Vine.
* 39.958000,-75.169290 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1946 picture of this piece
+findagrave.com's Thomas Fitzsimmons page
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




The Poet
Jose de Creeft, 1954
* standing person, scroll
* inscription: He shaped our dreams.
* North Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.974350,-75.191425 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Jose de Creeft page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




Mr. Baseball
Harry Rosin, 1957
* Statue of Connie Mack
* standing person, piece of paper (scorecard?)
* Originally at Connie Mack Stadium. Moved to the entrance to Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004.
* inscription:
Connie Mack's Sportsman's Creed
I promise to play the game to the best of my ability at all times.
I will always play to win. But if I lose I will never look for excuses which would detract from my opponent's victory.
I will always abide by the rules of the game on the diamond as well as in my daily life.
I will never gloat in victory or pity myself in defeat.
I will judge a teammate as an individual and never on the basis of his race or religion.
* East side of the parking lot East of Broad and North of Pattison.
* 39.906160,-75.168450 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1957 picture of this piece outside Connie Mack Stadium
+michenermuseum.org's Harry Rosin page
+wikipedia.org Connie Mack page




Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs
Nathan Rapoport, 1964
* people, books and scrolls, sword, flames
* The base of the memorial has inscriptions in both English and Hebrew
* inscription:
front (English):
Presented to the City of Philadelphia by the Association of Jewish New Americans in cooperation with the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia, April 26 1964.
right (English):
Remember Drancy, Flossenberg, Gross-Rosea, Klooga, Ewow-Janowska, Majdanek, Mauthausen, Newengamme, Auschwitz, Babi-Yar, Belzic, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Chelmno, Dauchau, Ponary, Ravensbruck, Sachsenhausen, Sobibor, Stutthof, Therestenstadt, Trebeinka, Westerbork.
left (English):
The Holocaust 1933-1945.
Now and forever enshrined in memory are the six million Jewish martyrs who perished in concentration camps, ghettos, and gas chambers. In their deepest agony they clung to the image of humanity, and their acts of resistance in the forests and ghettos redeemed the honor of man. Their suffering and heroism are forever branded upon our conscience and shall be remembered from generation to generation.
* 16th, Arch, and the Parkway.
* 39.955085,-75.167150 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War




Guglielmo Marconi
Giancarlo Saleppichi, 1975
* Statue of Guglielmo Marconi
* standing person, paper
* inscription:
Inventor Wireless Telegraphy
The Father of Modern Communication
April 25 1874
July 20 1937
* Marconi Plaza. East side of Broad, South of Oregon.
* 39.915440,-75.171125 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* See also:
+Guglielmo Marconi Foundation




Diego de Gardoqui
Luis Sanguino, 1977
* Statue of Diego de Gardoqui
* standing person, piece of paper
* A number of different artists names are listed in various places, but this one seems most likely. In 2012 this piece was moved inside Sister Cities Park, and the Children's Garden was built around it
* inscription:
1735-1798
Envoy of the King of Spain
* Children's Garden, Sister Cities Park, East side of Logan Square. West side of 18th, South of Vine.
* 39.958185,-75.169225 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+Diego Maria de Gardoqui entry from the National Park Service's Mission 2000 Database
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




Gatekeepers
Andrea Zamel, 1998
* big hand, book
* A collaborative project with Penn and University City High School students, it was located on the West side of 36th, North of Market, at the Southwest corner of the High School, which was torn down in 2015
* inscription: Knowledge is Power
* 39.957350,-75.194225 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing, African American
* See also:
+andreazamel.com




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




William Penn
John Cheere, 1774 (approximate, presented 1804)
* Statue of William Penn
* standing person wearing a hat, scroll
* Visible at a distance through the fence. Artist listing is documented as an attribution.
* inscription: John Penn A.D. 1804
* On the grounds of Pennsylvania Hospital. North side of Pine between 8th and 9th.
* 39.944650,-75.155825 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+page about this piece
+wikipedia.org's John Cheere page
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+Pennsylvania Hospital




Benjamin Franklin
Francesco Lazzarini, 1789 (original)
* Statue of Benjamin Franklin
* standing person, staff, books
* Replica of Benjamin Franklin
* Pediment. Library Hall. 105 S. 5th St, West side of 5th, South of Chestnut.
* 39.948425,-75.149190 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin
+ushistory.org's history of the Library Company




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




Pegasus
Vincenz Bildhauer Pilz, 1863
* Two separate statues of Pegasus with Calliope and Erato
* big horses, standing people, scroll
* In front of Memorial Hall. Avenue of the Republic.
* 39.978935,-75.209500 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece (Calliope)
+Max Buten's picture of this piece (Erato)
+wikipedia.org's Calliope page
+wikipedia.org's Erato page




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




Catholic Total Abstinence Union Fountain
Herman Kirn, 1876
* Five statues, six carved portraits and quotes of and from John Barry, Charles Carroll, John Carroll, Lewis Cass, Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, Comte de Grasse, Sam Houston, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Marquis de Lafayette, Theobald Mathew, George Gordon Meade, Moses, Orono, Casimir Pulaski, William H. Seward and Robert Walsh
* big and small standing people, heads, tablet, rocks lion heads
* There is a blank portrait oval labeled Moylan on the West side.
* inscription:
John Barry
First Commodore of the United States Navy
Born in 1745 in Wexford Co. Ireland
Died September 13, 1803 at Philadelphia
During the Revolutionary War he distinguished himself greatly. He filled the various commands entrusted to him with skill and gallantry. When unable to fight on the ocean he obtained command of a company of volunteers and fought against the enemy on land. Among his exploits was the capture upon May 28, 1781 of two English vessels, the Atalanta and Trespasa, after a hotly contested action with his own ship the Alliance. In January 1776 he commanded the brig Lexington, the first regular cruiser that got to sea under the authority of the Continental Congress and the vessel that first carried the American flag upon the ocean.
Charles Carroll
of Carrollton
Signer of the Declaration Independence
Born September 20, 1737 at Annapolis, Maryland
Died November 14, 1832 at Baltimore, Maryland
To obtain religious as well as civil liberty I entered zealously into the revolution. God grant that this religious liberty may be preserved in these states to the end of time.
-Charles Carroll
Your soldiers will be masters of the spot only on which they encamp. They will find naught but enemies before and around them. If we are beaten on the plains, we will retreat to our mountains. and defy them.
We have made up our minds to abide the issue of the approaching struggle and though much blood may be spilt we have no doubt of our ultimate success.

-Charles Carroll
Rev. John Carroll
A commissioner of the Continental Congress
Born Jan. 8, 1735 at Upper Marlboro, Md.
Died Dec. 3 1815 at Baltimore, Md
The Archbishop's patriotism was as decided as his piety. He loved Republicanism. He had joined with heart and judgement in the Revolution and retained without abatement of confidence or favor the cardinal sympathies upon which he then acted.
-Address of Robert Walsh
May these United States flourish in pure and undefiled religion, in morality, peace, union, and liberty, and the enjoyment of their excellent Constitution, so long as respect, honor and veneration shall gather around the name of Washington. That is whilst there shall be any surviving record of human events.
-John Carroll
Father Mathew
The Apostle of Temperance
Born Oct. 10, 1790 in Tipperary Co. Ireland
Died Dec. 8, 1856 in Cork Co. Ireland
How Congress Honored Him
Upon December 19th 1849
Rev. Theobald Matthew was by a special resolution invited to a privileged seat upon the floor of the House of Representatives.
Upon December 20th 1849
The Senate Accorded to him a similar privilege - an honor which previous to that time had been conferred on Lafayette only.
That resolution is an homage to humanity, to philanthropy, to virtue
-Henry Clay
This illustrious benefactor of the human race and our own country
-Wm. H. Seward
He comes among us on a mission of benevolence - it is a noble mission and well he is fulfilling it.
-Lewis Cass
He comes here upon a great mission which commands the admiration and sympathy of all men.
-Stephen A. Douglas
There is love, purity and fidelity inscribed upon the banner that he bears.
-Sam Houston
* Avenue of the Republic and States Street.
* 39.982400,-75.219650 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Pictures of this piece from the Philadelphia Archdiocese Historical Research Center
+National Gallery of Art page for this piece
+ushistory.org's Commodore Barry page
+wikipedia.org's Charles Carroll page
+wikipedia.org's John Carroll page
+wikipedia.org's Lewis Cass page
+wikipedia.org's Henry Clay page
+wikipedia.org's Stephen A. Douglas page
+wikipedia.org's Comte de Grasse page
+wikipedia.org's Sam Houston page
+wikipedia.org's Tadeusz Kosciuszko page
+wikipedia.org's Marquis de Lafayette page
+wikipedia.org's Theobald Mathew page
+wikipedia.org's George Meade page
+history of the Penobscot Indians
+wikipedia.org's Casimir Pulaski page
+wikipedia.org's William H. Seward page
+wikipedia.org's Robert Walsh page




Witherspoon Building Figures
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1898
* Statues of James Caldwell, Samuel Davies, Francis Makemie, John McMillan, Marcus Whitman and John Witherspoon
* standing people, hats, books and papers, wagon wheel
* The first six pictures are of the individuals in the order listed on the plaques. The last two are detail shots. The pieces are visible up close when the gates are open and through the gates when they are closed.
* Originally on the Witherspoon Building
* inscription:
Francis Makemie
c1658-1708
John Witherspoon
1723-1794
John McMillan
1752-1833
Samuel Davies
1723-1761
James Caldwell
1734-1781
Marcus Whitman
1802-1847
* Front courtyard. Presbyterian Historical Society. North side of Lombard, East of 5th.
* 39.942900,-75.149950 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+wikipedia.org's James Caldwell page
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Davies page
+cyberhymnal.org's Samuel Davies page
+wikipedia.org's Francis Makemie page
+findagrave.com's Rev. John McMillan page
+wikipedia.org's Marcus Whitman page
+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page
+Presbyterian Historical Society at pcusa.org




Benjamin Franklin
John J. Boyle, 1899
* Statue of Benjamin Franklin
* seated person, chair, papers
* In front of College Hall. Woodland Walk West of 34th Street.
* 39.951950,-75.193700 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1913 picture of this piece at 9th and Chestnut
+askart.com's John J. Boyle page
+The Electric Franklin




The Pilgrim
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1904
* standing person, hat, Bible, walking stick
* Other side of Kelly Drive at Lemon Hill Drive.
* 39.970100,-75.188660 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Religious
* See also:
+sgnhs.org page for this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1912 picture of this piece outside City Hall on a different base
+Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site




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




Johnnie Ring
Boris Blai, 1958 (installed 1964)
* Statue of and tribute to Johnnie Ring
* small standing person wearing a hat, Bible, sword
* inscription:
"Johnnie Ring was the youth whose example in life and heroism in death provided inspiration that led to the founding of Temple University. In the war between the states he was personal orderly to Captain Russell H. Conwell of the 46th Massachusetts Infantry. The moving forces of his life at that time were his religious faith and his devotion to Captain Conwell. When a surprise Confederate attack routed Union troops, it was Johnnie Ring who raced across a flaming bridge and through enemy gunfire to retrieve from his commander's tent the ceremonial sword presented to the Captain by the city of Springfield. He brought back the sword, but he died that night of his burns as Conwell knelt by his cot in prayer. The incident turned Conwell to the ministry as a life work and later to the founding of Temple University. He vowed to live a life for Johnnie Ring as well as for himself. Eight hours of work a day for Johnnie, eight hours of work for his own. Except for Johnnie Ring, Conwell would never have told America the story of the acres of diamonds, nor would he have built the University that enabled multitudes of young men and women to realize the promise of education." -Russell Conwell Cooney
A lad who didn't die
1861-1958
* West side of Watts Walk, North of Berks Mall.
* 39.982575,-75.156525 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+Temple University Libraries: Boris Blai Personal Papers




The Signer
EvAngelos W. Frudakis, 1980
* standing person, scroll and quill
* 5th and Chestnut, Southeast corner.
* 39.948825,-75.149000 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of this piece
+evangeloswfrudakis.com




William Penn
Frank C. Gaylord, 1982
* Statue of William Penn
* standing person wearing a hat, scroll
* inscription:
front:
Pennsylvania Founded 1682
Commemorated 1982
Those people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.
-William Penn
back:
Penn Treaty Park
Erected and dedicated April 24, 1982 by the National Society Daughters of The American Colonists in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Pennsylvania and the treaty with the Indians.
* Penn Treaty Park. Delaware and Marlborough.
* 39.966850,-75.128650 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+Friends of Penn Treaty Park
+Penn Treaty Park Historical Plaques




Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy
Gregory Pototsky, 2011
* References to, statue of, in memory of: Thomas Jefferson, Uriah Phillips Levy and James A. Zimble
* small standing person, sword, paper, Star of David and U.S. Navy logo
* inscription:
April 22, 1792 - March 22, 1862

Nissan 30, 5552 - Adar II 20, 5622
"I am an American, a sailor, and a Jew."
Born in Philadelphia in 1792, Uriah Phillips Levy was a fifth generation American. According to family stories, he left for sea at ten years old, returning to celebrate his bar mitzvah here at Congregation Mikveh Israel in 1805. He served with distinction in the U.S. Navy in the War of 1812, and became the first Jewish U.S. Navy Commodore, a rank equivalent to Admiral today.
During his fifty-year naval career, Levy was court martialed six times and killed a man in a duel - all incidents related to rampant anti-Semitism. He was dismissed twice from the U.S. Navy, but was reinstated by Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler. He went on to command the Mediterranean Fleet and was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln to the Navy Court Martial Board during the Civil War. Levy played a key role in helping to repeal the flogging of sailors, making the U.S. Navy the first military organization in the world to abolish physical punishment.
Levy greatly admired President Thomas Jefferson and the Bill of Rights he crafted, which safeguarded religious liberties for all Americans. In 1832, he commissioned a statue of Jefferson, which sits in the U.S. Capitol today. In 1834, Levy purchased Monticello, Jefferson's home near Charlottesville, Virginia, which he repaired, restored, and preserved for future generations.
The World War II destroyer escort USS Levy (DE-162) was named in his honor, as were the Uriah P. Levy Jewish Chapel at the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia, and the Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center and Jewish Chapel at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Levy is buried at the Beth Olom Cemetery in Queens, New York.
Given with love of God and Country
in memory of Vice Admiral James A. Zimble, MC USN Ret. (1933-2011)
Beloved 30th Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy
Dedicated December 16, 2011, Kislev 20, 5772
Rabbi Aaron Landes, Rear Admiral CHC USN Ret.
Captain Gary "Yuri" Tabach, USN Ret.
Joshua H. Landes
* West side of Mikveh Israel. East side of 5th, North of Market.
* 39.951325,-75.148400 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+pototsky.ru
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Jefferson page
+wikipedia.org's Uriah P. Levy page
+wikipedia.org's James A, Zimble page
+Mikveh Israel




Richard Allen
Fern Cunningham-Terry, 2016
* statue of, with tribute to Richard Allen, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Clementa C. Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons and Myra Thompson
* small standing person, pulpit, Bible
* inscription:
base
Richard Allen
1760-1831
Founder and First Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
Apostle of freedom proclaiming a liberating and reconciling Gospel.
tribute plaques
In Tribute to the Emanuel Nine
On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, the pastor and eight faithful members were tragically slain in a mass shooting at
Emanuel African American Methodist Episcopal Church
Charleston, South Carolina
They had come together with great joy for a weekly Bible Study. But a stranger who had been warmly welcomed into the group snuffed out the lives of these beloved fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, colleagues and friends. May the untimely deaths of these three men and six women be an eternal reminder of the power of love and forgiveness, and that God's grace is sufficient, no matter what.
The Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, 41
State Senator and Senior Pastor
The Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45
Mrs. Cynthia Hurd, 54
Ms. Susie Jackson, 87
Ms. Ethel Lance, 70
The Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49
Mr. Tywanza Sanders, 26
The Rev. Daniel Simmons, 74
Mrs. Myra Thompson, 59
For to me, to live in Christ and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:21, NIV
* Southwest corner of the parking lot. Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Northeast corner 6th and Lombard.
* 39.943115,-75.151985 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Exhibits: Religious, African American
* See also:
+emanuelamechurch.org's tribute page
+cunninghamsculpture.com
+wikipedia.org's Fern Cunningham page
+wikipedia.org's Richard Allen page
+Mother Bethel AME Church




Anthony J. Drexel
Moses Jacob Ezekiel, 1904
* Statue of Anthony J. Drexel
* seated person, chair, pail, books and papers
* Originally just East of 33rd. Moved Summer, 2001 to 32nd Street. In 2011 the building it was next to was torn down and the statue was moved closer to Market, rotated, and enclosed in a large box. The box was removed some time in 2013. The last two pictures are from the first and second locations.
* On the campus of Drexel University. South side of Market, East of 32nd.
* 39.955100,-75.187525 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+jewishvirtuallibrary.org's Moses Jacob Ezekiel page
+wikipedia.org's Anthony J. Drexel page
+Drexel University




Edgar Fahs Smith
R. Tait McKenzie, 1925
* Statue of Edgar Fahs Smith
* sitting person, chair, lizard, books, mortarboard, jug or basked
* inscription: Provost, 1911-1920, teacher, investigator, friend. Born 1856 - Died 1928. A tribute of affection from John C. Bell, class of 1889.
* East side of 34th St. at Smith Walk (between Walnut and Spruce).
* 39.951610,-75.192175 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's R. Tait McKenzie page
+wikipedia.org's Edgar Fahs Smith page




Robert Morris
Paul Wayland Bartlett, 1925
* Statue of Robert Morris
* standing person, hat, cane, papers
* inscription: Patriot, Statesman, Financier, 1734-1806
* North side of Walnut between 4th and 5th.
* 39.947700,-75.148600 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of this piece
+picture of this piece from about.com
+picture of this piece in a different location from phillyhistory.org
+wikipedia.org's Paul Wayland Bartlett page
+wikipedia.org's Robert Morris page




The Great Mother
Waldemar Raemisch, 1955
* big group of people, standing, sitting, book
* Formerly on the North side of the Parkway bewteen 19th and 20th. Moved August, 2008. The first two pictures are from the original location. The third and fourth pictures were taken during installation at the new site.
* Collectively known as Spirit of the Juveniles with The Great Doctor
* In front of the School of the Future. North side of Parkside at 40th and Girard.
* 39.974750,-75.203650 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+blog about this piece being moved
+School of the Future




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




General Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Marian Konieczny, 1979
* Statue of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
* big standing person, hat, sword, rolled up paper
* Southwest corner, 18th and the Parkway.
* 39.956800,-75.169350 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+ushistory.org page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Tadeusz Kosciuszko page




Law, Prosperity, and Power
Daniel Chester French, 1880
* group of people, one standing, 2 sitting, sword, tablet
* Rear driveway of the Mann Music Center. George's Hill Drive.
* 39.984425,-75.223250 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1938 picture of this piece
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Chesterwood: home of Daniel Chester French
+Mann Music Center




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




St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
1907
* Representations of Jesus, Joseph and Mary
* people sitting, kneeling, standing, headgear, book, manger, furniture, staff, sheep, ox, heads, winged people
* The Springfield side of the building was obscured by scaffolding when these pictures were taken in August, 2010. The church web site has pictures of the front doors.
* inscription: The Word was made flesh
* Whole building. St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Northeast corner, 47th and Springfield.
* 39.947150,-75.215194 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Saint Joseph page
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church




Major General Peter Muhlenberg
J. Otto Schweizer, 1910
* Statue of John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg
* standing person, group of people, church interior, pulpit and pews, book, hat
* inscription:
front:
"There is a time for all things - a time to preach and a time to fight, and now is the to fight"
Farewell sermon in the church at Woodstock, VA, 1776
right:
1776, Charleston, Sullivans Island, Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Stony Point, Petersburg, Yorktown, 1781
left:
Member of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, 1784
Vice President of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1785
Member of the first, third, and sixth Congress of the U.S.
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1801
President of the German Society of Pennsylvania, 1788 and 1802-1807
* Behind the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966600,-75.181950 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1913 picture of this piece outside City Hall
+wikipedia.org's John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




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




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




Barbelin Hall Gargoyles
1927
* including heads of Felix Barbelin, James Ryder and Burchard Villiger
* small partial people, hats, cat, bat-like creature, books, saxaphone
* the builder is John McShain, but there's no record of him being the gargoyle carver
* All over the building. Saint Joseph's University. City Line, West of 54th.
* 39.995250,-75.237950 [map]
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+Gargoyle Hunter page for this piece
+sjuhawknews.com article about this piece with pictures
+wikipedia.org's Felix Barbalin page
+Saint Joseph's University




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




City Seal
Dexter Jones, 1966
* big seal of the city, standing people, ship, plow, scroll, food
* Entrance. Municipal Services Building. North side of JFK between Broad and 15th.
* 39.953900,-75.164420 [map]
* On the City Hall tour




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




Declaration of Independence
Tiequn Geng, 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




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




Unidentified Mosaic Icons
* icons: cross, envelope, paw print, building, tree, bus, paintbrush, book, bicycle, shopping cart
* Fence. Northwest corner, 34th and Brandywine.
* 39.963600,-75.191650 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




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




City Hall, West Pavilion
Alexander Milne Calder, 1873 - 1893
* standing people, sitting and kneeling people, people in groups, heads, headgear, book, plants, snake, lizard, city seal
* Part of the whole building's art. City Hall. East side of 15th at Market.
* 39.952495,-75.164450 [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




Schiller
Heinrich Manger, 1886
* Statue of Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
* two standing people, one winged, torch, sitting person, tree stump, quill
* South side near the East end of the central promenade under a tree in the Horticulture Center. Horticulture Drive. East of Belmont..
* 39.982750,-75.211800 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Schiller page




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




Public Ledger Building
Horace Trumbauer, 1924
* reclining people, head scarf, scepter, burning oil lamp, quills, scrolls, books and tablets
* Entrances. Southwest corner, 6th and Chestnut.
* 39.949200,-75.150850 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuilding.org's page for the building
+Horace Trumbauer page from philadelphiabuildings.org




Fidelity Bank Building
1928
* reclining people, heads, standing people, headgear, hammer, artists tools, quill and scroll, dragons, ship, weapons, lion, tree, donkey, sun, sundial
* inscription:
Libertas Americana, 4 Juil 1776
Non sine diis animosusinians 17 Oct. 1777 - 19 Oct. 1781
Fugio. 1787, Mind your business
Value me as you please
Masathusets
* Whole building. East side of Broad between Sansom and Walnut.
* 39.949675,-75.163925 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




Board of Education Building
Irwin T. Catharine, Jules Melidon, 1930
* Busts of Alexander Graham Bell, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Fulton, Stephen Girard, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, John Marshall, 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 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
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Graham Bell page
+The Electric Franklin
+wikipedia.org's Robert Fulton page
+ushistory.org's Stephen Girard page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Jefferson page
+wikipedia.org's Abraham Lincoln page
+wikipedia.org's John Marshall 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




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




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




Penn Mutual Building Doors
1934
* small groups of people standing, sitting, machines and tools, furniture, baskets and jugs, books and scrolls, dogs, flowers, weapons, helmet, head in profile
* Entrance. Penn Mutual Building. South side of Walnut between 5th and 6th.
* 39.947525,-75.150250 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour




Independence Building Reliefs
1925
* Relief medallions of Athena and Hermes
* small sitting, kneeling, standing people, angel, helmets, Independence Hall tower, machines and tools, papers, scrolls, and books, ship, cornucopias, symbols and allegories
* Best viewed from the North side of Walnut
* Entrance, North and West walls. South side of Walnut, East of 5th.
* 39.947415,-75.149200 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+emporis.com entry for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+wikipedia.org's Athena page
+wikipedia.org's Hermes page




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




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




N.W. Ayer Building
J. Wallace Kelly, Raphael Sabatini, 1929
* big and small standing people, seated people, partial people, groups of people, furniture, sun, swords, books, publishing equipment, implications of building interiors, zodiac signs, ram, crab, centaur
* There are two large figures on each of the four corners of the building that are best seen from a block away.
* Doors and upper walls. 210 West Washington Square (West side of 7th, South of Walnut).
* 39.947250,-75.153400 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+michenermuseum.org's J. Wallace Kelly 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




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




Central Library Pediments
John Donnelly Company, 1927
* big groups of people, some standing, some sitting, sphinx, pyramid, urn, plant, chair, globe, stylus, scroll, tablet and books, typewriter and printing press
* Pediments. Central Library. North side of Vine between 19th and 20th.
* 39.959300,-75.171100 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+Central branch of the Free Library




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




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




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




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




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