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Content: Clocks, Sundials and Calendars

Drexel Clock
* clock
* Courtyard. Drexel University. South side of Market between 31st and 32nd.
* 39.954700,-75.186100 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+Drexel University




Gimbel Brothers Clock
1927
* clock
* Wall. Northeast corner, 9th and Chestnut.
* 39.949875,-75.155375 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




Suburban Station Clock
1930
* clock, sign
* Best observed from the East side of 16th
* 16th Street entrance. Suburban Station. West side of 16th, North of JFK.
* 39.954150,-75.166750 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* See also:
+artistic views of the clock at tracyelizabethsmith.com
+wikipedia.org's Suburban Station page




Sun Arc
Gary Weisman, 1991
* abstract figures, list of months
* visible through the fence
* Plaza. South side of Tolentine Community Center. Northeast corner, 11th and Mifflin.
* 39.926175,-75.163700 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+garyweisman.net
+tolentinecommunitycenter.org




The Point Where Things Change
Michael Grothusen, 2001
* abstract sundial
* Commissioned by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia. The large ring is oriented on a north/south axis. During the morning the shadow climbs up the AM side of the cone, at noon it rests directly on the point, and after noon it starts to descend down the PM side of the cone.
* East side of Holstein, North of Bartram .
* 39.896650,-75.233150 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* See also:
+Michael Grothusen's page at uarts.edu




Before, Now, Tomorrow
Erica Loustau, Henry Loustau, 2008
* clock, gears and wheels, moon and stars
* There are two related pieces on the platforms.
* Interior. 52nd Street MFL Station. Southeast corner, 52nd and Market.
* 39.959800,-75.224700 [map]
* See also:
+SEPTA's page for this piece
+ericaloustau.com
+henryloustau.com
+wikipedia.org's 52nd Street Station page




Clock
2009
* clock
* East side of 30th Street Station. West side of 29th at JFK.
* 39.955600,-75.180950 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's 30th Street Station page




Tiffany Atlas Clock
Henry Frederick Metzler, 1853 (date of NYC original)
* statue of Atlas
* standing person, clock (sign)
* Above the entrance. Tiffany and Co.. South side of Walnut between Broad and 15th.
* 39.949385,-75.165200 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+tiffany.com history page
+daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com with particulars of the history of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Atlas page




I.M. Pei Garden
Jill Sablosky, 2003
* A tribute to I. M. Pei
* bench, sundial, fountain
* inscription:
World-renowned Architect and Designer
of Society Hill Towers
In celebration of
the Towers 40th Anniversary, 2003
* North side of Society Hill Towers. Near the top of the stairs off Dock Street, South of Walnut and West of 2nd.
* 39.946000,-75.144850 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+inliquid.com's Jill Sablosky page
+wikipedia.org's I. M. Pei page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's Society Hill Towers page




Sundial
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1903
* people kneeling, sundials, zodiac signs, hat
* inscription: Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your lord will come.
* Center of the central promenade in the Horticulture Center. Horticulture Drive. East of Belmont..
* 39.983175,-75.212650 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page




Evelyn Taylor Price Sundial
Beatrice Fenton, 1947
* Tribute to Evelyn Taylor Price
* small children standing, plants, sundial
* inscription: A tribute to Evelyn Taylor Price, President, Rittenhouse Square Flower Market Association, 1916-1939, Rittenhouse Square Improvement Association, 1934-1946. Erected by her friends.
* Rittenhouse Square. Near the Southwest corner of 18th and Walnut.
* 39.949735,-75.171420 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1949 picture of this piece
+askart.com's Beatrice Fenton page
+wikipedia.org's Rittenhouse Square page




Pan with Sundial
Beatrice Fenton, 1938
* In memory of William Stansfield
* small kneeling person (pan), pipes, plants, sundial
* inscription:
Such harmony is in immortal souls. In loving memory of William Stansfield, FRCO FACO MUS R-PA. Tribute from his loving wife.
* East of the main entrance of the Penn Library. Woodland Walk, West of 34th.
* 39.952385,-75.193500 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+askart.com's Beatrice Fenton page




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




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