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Lions (Reading Terminal)
* lion heads
* North Wall. Reading Terminal Market. South side of Arch between 11th and 12th.
* 39.953850,-75.159375 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Reading Terminal Market




United House of Prayer For All People
* two lions, standing angels, three crosses
* Front wall. United House of Prayer For All People. Haverford and Preston.
* 39.962800,-75.204150 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified, African American
* See also:
+United House of Prayer For All People




Guardian Lions
400 - 500
* lions
* Lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South, East of 33rd.
* 39.949175,-75.191125 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




Lion and Knight
1800 (approximate)
* small lion, standing person, headgear, armor, shield, and sword hilt
* In a gated alley to the right of the Historical Society of Frankford. Northeast side of Orthdox, Southeast of Penn St..
* 40.015710,-75.086650 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* See also:
+Historical Society of Frankford




Lion Crushing a Serpent
Antione Louis Barye, 1832
* lion, serpent
* Center of Rittenhouse Square. Southeast of 19th and Walnut.
* 39.949650,-75.172050 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1913 picture of this piece
+bronze-gallery.com's Antione Louis Barye page
+wikipedia.org's Rittenhouse Square page




Lions
Henry and Battin Fiorelli, 1838 (reported year of installation)
* lions
* At the top of the two staircases. East side of the Philadelphia Exchange. North side of Walnut, East of 3rd.
* 39.947125,-75.145775 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1915 picture with this piece visible
+philadelphiabuildings.org's Philadelphia Exchange page




Florentine Lions
1849
* lions
* Near the entrance to the Mann Music Center. Avenue of the Republic near 52nd and Parkside.
* 39.982675,-75.222100 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+Mann Music Center




Lion and Sheep Heads
William Struthers, 1855
* lion heads, sheep heads
* Struthers is listed as the mason for the building
* Entrance. 425-429 Chestnut.
* 39.949000,-75.148575 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




Stotesbury Mansion
Wilson Eyre, 1870
* small lions, ram's head, abstract ironwork
* Entrance. Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute. North side of Walnut, East of 20th.
* 39.950580,-75.173500 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+thephilo.org's history of their building
+wikipedia.org's Wilson Eyre page
+thephilo.org




The Dying Lioness
Wilhelm Franz Alexander Friedrich Wolff, 1873 - 1875
* lions, arrow
* Outside the Zoo. Southwest corner, 34th and Girard.
* 39.974750,-75.195550 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1900 picture of this piece
+Philadelphia Zoo




Lions
1875
* Jesus
* small lion heads
* Entrance. Metropolitan Baptist Church. Southwest corner, 35th and Baring.
* 39.961075,-75.192945 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: New, Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+mbcphila.com




Lions
1891 (donated)
* lions
* inscription: Presented to Fairmount Park, Henry Lisle Waln, 1891
* In the middle of the East end loop of the Horticulture Center. Horticulture Drive, East of Belmont.
* 39.983575,-75.208935 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




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




Lion's Head Fountain
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1899 (2004 copy)
* small lion's head fountain
* Visible through the gate when the gate is closed. Previously listed as 1929 but the University Museum web site lists that section as completed in 1899 and the Penn News claims to have an archival photo dating from 1913-1916.
* Upper (West) courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, just East of 33rd..
* 39.949700,-75.191600 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Penn News story about the restoration of the fountain
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




University Museum Watering Trough
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1899 (year of building from the Museum's web site)
* small lion's head
* Attribution to Alexander Stirling Calder is based on similarity to other pieces on the building.
* Stairs to the upper courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, East of 33rd.
* 39.949915,-75.191360 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




Wanamaker House
1900 (approximate date of building)
* small lions, plants, faces, shield
* Entrance. United Lodge of Theosophists. North side of Walnut, East of 20th.
* 39.950550,-75.173225 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building
+ultphiladelphia.org




Philadelphia General Hospital Plaque
1924 (approximate)
* small lion's head
* The hospital used to be located where the medical complex that surrounds this plaque now stands. The date of the plaque is unclear. According to wikipedia, PGH was renamed in 1919, but W. Freeland Kendrick was mayor from 1924-1928.
* inscription:
Dedicated
to the preservation and restoration of the health of the people of Philadelphia.
to the increase of knowledge concerning the cause and cure of disease.
and to the education of those who would serve humanity.
* Wall. Near the Northwest corner of Claire M. Fagin Hall. 418 Curie Blvd..
* 39.949050,-75.196700 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Philadelphia General Hospital (aka Blockley Almshouse) page




Penn Athletic Club
1925
* small lion heads, standing people, athletic equipment
* West Wall. Northeast corner, 18th and Locust.
* 39.949300,-75.170750 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




Market Street Bridge Carvings
1932
* small lion heads, human heads, stylized bridges
* The lion heads are on the corners of the bridge. The faces are best observed from South and North of the bridge on Schuylkill Avenue/29th or from Schuylkill Banks below the bridge.
* Bridge columns and arches. Market Street Bridge. Market Street, East of 29th to West of 24th.
* 39.954500,-75.180450 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour




Puma
William Zorach, 1954
* puma
* South end of the Azalea Garden. 26th and Kelly Drive.
* 39.967750,-75.182950 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+wikipedia.org William Zorach page




Tiger at Bay
Albino Manca, 1965
* tiger
* Kelly Drive, just West of Fairmount, across from the Azalea Garden.
* 39.968425,-75.182165 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour




Cats
Henry Mitchell, 1974
* small cats
* On what was probably once a fountain that is now mostly used for sitting and flowerpots and is almost always surrounded by people.
* Courtyard. Betsy Ross House. North side of Arch East of 3rd.
* 39.952300,-75.144675 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+henrywmitchell.com
+betsyrosshouse.org




Puma
Eric Berg, 1983
* small puma
* Visible through the fence
* Playground of the Caring Center. North side of Spring Garden, West of 31st.
* 39.963625,-75.187800 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece at its original location
+Eric Berg Studios
+The Caring Center




Pennsylvania National Guard Monument
1997
* Monument to a group organized by Benjamin Franklin
* small lion, sword and shield, keystone
* inscription:
The rampant lion. Crest of the PA National Guard.
1747 1997
Near this site the Associators, a group of citizen-soldiers organized by Benjamin Franklin and predecessor to the modern Pennsylvania National Guard, established the first Pennsylvania military installation to defend the colony and the port of Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania National Guard dedicates this monument to those patriots on our two hundredth anniversary.
* Penn's Landing between Dock and South.
* 39.941850,-75.141325 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




Foo Dogs
2011
* lions
* Bridge over I-676. West side of 10th at Vine.
* 39.957000,-75.155700 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Chinese Guardian Lions page




Fence
* dogs, cat, mouse, bone, plants, birdhouse
* Fence. South side of Delancey, East of 4th.
* 39.944025,-75.148300 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Lion and People Heads
* parts of people, cats
* Walls. South side of Chestnut between 7th and 8th.
* 39.949475,-75.153325 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour




Lion Head Trough
* drinking fountain, lion head
* South side of Washington Square. 7th South of Locust.
* 39.946250,-75.152500 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Washington Square page




Swedish Settlements Plaque
1909
* Lists Anders Svennson Bonde, Johan Campanius, Peter Larsson Cock, Anders Larson Dalbo, Mans Nilsson Kling, Joran Kyn, Peter Lindstrom, Peter Minuit, Johan Printz, Peter Gunnarsson Rambo, Peter Hollander Ridder, Johan Risingh, Captain Sven Skute and Olof Persson Stille
* small symbols, lions, crowns, tree
* Many of the names and spellings on this plaque do not match other sources
* inscription:
In commemoration of The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware 1638-1655
New Sweden embraced within its boundaries the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and included lands on the West side of the Delaware from Cape Henlopen to Trenton Falls and on the East side from Cape May to Mantua Creek
Swedish Governors Peter Minuit, Peter Hollender, Johan Printz, Johan Risingh
Swedish Sovereignty passed by capture to the Dutch, 1655
Among the prominent Swedish settlers were Mans Kling, Sven Schute, Johan Campanius, Joran Kyn, Olof Stille, Peter Cock, Anders Dalbo, Peter Lindhstrom, Anders Bonde, Peter Rambo
Erected by The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1909
* Wall. South side of City Hall. North side of S. Penn Square at Broad.
* 39.951735,-75.163725 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org: Anders Svennson Bonde and his Boon family
+wikipedia.org's Johan Campanius page
+colonialswedes.org's Peter Larsson Cock page
+colonialswedes.org: The Mattson and Dalbo Familes of West Jersey
+wikipedia.org's Mans Nilsson Kling page
+wikipedia.org's Upland, Pennsylvania page mentions Peter Lindstrom
+wikipedia.org's Peter Minuit page
+biography of Johan Printz from colonialswedes.org
+colonialswedes.org's Peter Gunnarsson Rambo page
+wikipedia.org's Peter Hollander Ridder page
+colonialswedes.org's Captain Sven Skute page
+wikipedia.org's Olof Persson Stille page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
1924 (approximate)
* Includes a representation of Saint George
* coat of arms, lions, unicorn, helmet and crown, harp, seated person, lance, horse, dragon
* Best viewed from the North side of Walnut. The other emblems probably represent places where General Accident operated.
* inscription:
Honi soit qui mal y pense
Dieu et mon droit
* Entrance. South side of Walnut, West of 4th.
* 39.947320,-75.148480 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+wikipedia.org's entry for the coat of arms
+newadvent.org's St. George 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




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




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




Amazon
August Kiss, 1837
* seated person, horse, cat, spear
* At the foot of the steps of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.964950,-75.179650 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's August Kiss page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




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




Girard Trust Building
1931
* relief busts of Stephen Girard
* big head, ships, lion head
* inscription: Girard Trust Company, Incorporated 1836
* North and East sides. Ritz Carlton. West side of Broad, North of Chestnut.
* 39.951150,-75.164100 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+ushistory.org's Stephen Girard page




General Galusha Pennypacker
Charles Grafly, Albert Laessle, 1934
* Statue of Galusha Pennypacker
* standing person wearing a helmet, cats, cannon
* Inside a small house behind a fence as of early May, 2015
* inscription:
Galusha Pennypacker
Brevet Major General
United States Army
1844-1916
* North side of Logan Square. Parkway East of 19th.
* 39.958515,-75.169675 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Missing, War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1935 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Charles Grafly page
+National Museum of Wildlife Art's Albert Laessle page
+wikipedia.org's Galusha Pennypacker page
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




Philadelphia Firsts
George Greenamyer, 1998
* Portrayals of and references to John Bartram, William Camac, Mary Cassat, Rebecca Cole, Thomas Eakins, John Fitch, Benjamin Franklin, Francis Hopkinson and Betsy Ross
* small standing people, building, tiger, boat, fish, fire, medical and fire-fighting equipment, flag, plant
* inscription:
First American Zoo
1874
The first animal and Dr. William Camac, founder
First American museum and art school
1805
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Thomas Eakins and Mary Cassat
First American volunteer fire company
1736
The union, founded by Benjamin Franklin
First American botanical garden
1728
Bartram's Gardens
John Bartram with Franklinia alatamaha
First American steamboat
1785
John Fitch, inventor
First African-American to graduate from the Women's Medical College
1867
Dr. Rebecca Cole
First American Flag
1777
Betsy Ross, seamstress
Francis Hopkinson, alleged designer
* On top of a pole outside 1515 Arch (aka One Parkway).
* 39.954900,-75.166100 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+greenamyer.com
+Bartram's Garden
+History of the Philadelphia Zoo
+askart.com's Mary Cassat page
+wikipedia.org's Rebecca Cole page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Eakins page
+wikipedia.org's John Fitch page
+The Electric Franklin
+flagguys.com's Francis Hopkinson page
+ushistory.org's Betsy Ross page




Zoo Sign
Gecko Group, 2013
* sign, logo, cat
* Northeast corner of the Zoo. West side of 34th, South of Girard.
* 39.974975,-75.195250 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+geckogroup.com
+Philadelphia Zoo




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




The Lion Fighter
Albert Wolff, 1928
* seated person, spear, horse, lion
* At the foot of the steps of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.964575,-75.180100 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Untitled
Mack Maroshick, 1970
* group of children standing spelling the word cat
* Wall. North side of the Shot Tower Recreation Center. North side of Carpenter West of Front.
* 39.934800,-75.146100 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+ushistory.org's Shot Tower 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




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




Catholic Total Abstinence Union Fountain
Herman Kirn, 1876
* Five statues, six carved portraits and quotes of and from John Barry, Charles Carroll, John Carroll, Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, Lewis Gass, 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 Gass
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
+ushistory.org's Charles Carroll page
+wikipedia.org's John Carroll 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




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




Freedom
Zenos Frudakis, 2000
* small people standing, parts of people, tools, cat
* Wall. South side of Vine, West of 16th.
* 39.957975,-75.166000 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+zenosfrudakis.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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




History In Motion
Eric Okdeh, 2004
* big musical instruments, buildings, partial people, plants, groups of people, standing people, sitting people wearing hats, balloon, turtle, tiger, El cars and trolleys
* The extreme horizontal proportion and the level of detail on this piece combined with the slanted sidewalk and number of people hanging around outside make it difficult to capture accurately on camera. The pictures are in order left to right with some overlap on the wider panels. The last picture is a detail to show the level of pixelization provided by the tiles.
* Wall. District Health Center Six. North side of Girard between 3rd and 4th.
* 39.969975,-75.141900 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+ericokdeh.com




Art Museum North Pediment
Carl Paul Jennewein, 1932 (Museum website says 1933)
* group of people, some standing, some sitting or lying, winged person, headgear, staff, sun, sword, furniture, musical instrument, snake, lion
* North Pediment. Front of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965625,-75.180275 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Carl Paul Jennewein page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




The Tableau
1986
* Representations of Adam, David, Eve, Isaiah and The Magi
* groups of people, standing people, furniture, sitting people, headgear, staffs, crutch, tools, Earth, sun, moon, planets, stars, water, buildings, plants, lion, lamb, food, serpent, symbols
* Includes a representation of the City Hall William Penn
* inscription: A series of 8 Sculptured Murals commissioned by Monsigner Charles V. Devlin, PA, in 1986.
The first half of the tableau tells a story via excerpts from biblical history from the creation of the world to the birth of Jesus Christ:
I. Creation
II. Expulsion from the Garden of Eden
III. The Prophet Isaiah prophesying the Messiah
IV. King David
V. The Three Wisemen of the Epiphnany
The second half depicts the mission of St. John the Evangelist Church and how we can all continue the mystery of God's love by caring for the needs of:
VI. The sick
VII. The homeless and needy
VIII. The imprisoned
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was naked and you clothed me, ...I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me."
* North side of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. East side of 13th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.951300,-75.161300 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Adam page
+wikipedia.org's David page
+wikipedia.org's Eve page
+wikipedia.org's Isaiah page
+wikipedia.org's Magi page
+St. John's




Metamorphosis
Cheryl Levin, Robert Phillips, 2006
* big and small insects, building (Girard College), elephant, food (including a mug of beer), giraffe, gorilla, partial standing person, musical instrument, plants, ship, sun and moon, tiger, tools, train and trolley, water
* The insects are by Phillips, the mosaics are by Levin and Mural Corps youth.
* inscription:
a sculptural and mosaic
public art project
dedicated to the community
and its cycles of change
* Railroad crossing bridge. Girard between 31st and Poplar Drive.
* 39.975050,-75.187225 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* See also:
+artist's picture of the insects
+phillipsmetal.com




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