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Content: Cows, Bulls, Bison and Oxen

Nandi
1500
* bull
* Formerly at Penn's Landing at Dock Street. Removed when the hotel was built (approximately 2001)
* Exhibits: Missing, Religious




Zimmerman House
1911
* cattle heads, ball with Z
* Under the eaves and on the roof. North side of Fairmount between 4th and 5th.
* 39.962975,-75.145450 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+The Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building




The Winged Ox, Symbol of St. Luke the Physician
Henry Mitchell, 1976
* Symbol of Saint Luke
* winged ox, symbol
* The pole is inscribed with the names of famous doctors, starting with Hippocrates at the bottom.
* On the campus of Thomas Jefferson University. South side of Walnut just West of 10th.
* 39.948400,-75.157850 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* Exhibits: Medical, Religious
* See also:
+henrywmitchell.com
+Thomas Jefferson University




Spring Garden Farmers Market Sign
Frank Rushmore Watson, 1889
* sign, cattle head, cornucopia, food
* Pediment. Union Transfer. South side of Spring Garden between 10th and 11th.
* 39.961520,-75.155360 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+philadelphiabuildings.org Frank Rushmore Watson entry
+utphilly.com




Eastwick Farmpark
Rosalie Sherman, 1983
* small sheep, cows, dogs, seated person wearing a hat, bench
* The farmer and his bench were missing on April 20, 2013
* 84th and Crane.
* 39.89407,-75.246725 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+rosaliesherman.com




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




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




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




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




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




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




Spirit of Transportation
Karl Bitter, 1895
* big group of people, mostly standing, some sitting, horses, sheep, oxen, wagon and carriage, basket of fruit, model train, model boat, model airship
* inscription:
This panel, the conception and work of Karl Bitter, sculptor, was executed in 1895 and placed in the waiting room of Broad Street Station Philadelphia from which place it was removed to this site in January, 1933. The spirit of transportation is represented in triumphant procession of progress led by a little child carrying a model of an airship, a prophetic vision of a mode of transportation to come.
* Interior. North waiting area 30th Street Station. Northeast corner, 30th and Market Sts..
* 39.955985,-75.182160 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+Linda Mann Art Gallery pictures of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Karl Bitter page
+wikipedia.org's 30th Street Station page




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




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




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




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




City Hall, North Pavilion
Alexander Milne Calder, 1873 - 1893
* people sitting, people standing, partial people, groups of people, horse head, seal of the city, ship, plow, cattle head, bear head, lion or tiger head, elephant head
* This pavilion was the first of the four to be cleaned and lit. Standing in this one small portion of the building you can sense the incredible amount of work that went into the building's sculpture.
* Part of the whole building's art. North entrance City Hall. South side of JFK at Broad.
* 39.953000,-75.163400 [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




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




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