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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




Drunken Satyr
* reclining person (satyr)
* Barely visible through the gate on the South side of the Hill Physick Keith House. North side of Delancey, East of 4th.
* 39.944300,-75.148100 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+ushistory.org entry for the Hill Physick Keith House




Gargoyles
* small crouching person, bat-like creature
* Entrance. North side of South between Front and 2nd.
* 39.941075,-75.144475 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified




Mt. Olivet Tabernacle Baptist Church Entrance
* Symbol of Jesus
* small kneeling angels, cross, plants
* inscription: Where Neighborhood Becomes the Brotherhood
* Above the door. Mt. Olivet Tabernacle Baptist Church. East side of 42nd at Wallace.
* 39.963750,-75.207000 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified




Pony Express Rider
* small seated person, hat, horse, plants, mesas
* Over the door. North side of Chestnut,West of 9th.
* 39.949975,-75.156110 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Saint Fiacre
Henry Mitchell
* statue of Saint Fiacre
* small crouching person
* In the Marion Mitchell Garden of the Philadelphia History Museum. North side of Ranstead between 6th and 7th.
* 39.949950,-75.151650 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+henrywmitchell.com
+wikipedia.org's Saint Fiacre page
+Philadelphia History Museum




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




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




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




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




City Hall, 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. George and the Dragon
Elkington and Company, 1877 (sometimes listed 1876)
* Statue of Saint George
* seated person, horse, helmet, spear, dragon
* inscription:
Designed and cast
1877
Elkington & Company
Birmingham England
for
The Society of the Sons of St. George
of Philadelphia
Founded 1772
St. George's Day, 23 April, 1978
* Martin Luther King Drive just North of Black Road.
* 39.983050,-75.205900 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:
+phillyskyline.com story about the demolition of the building where this sculpture used to be, with picture
+Society of the Sons of St. George
+picture of this piece from the Free Library of Philadelphia
+Bob Speel's Elkington & Company page
+newadvent.org's St. George page




Morton McMichael
John H. Mahoney, 1881
* Statue of Morton McMichael
* seated person, chair
* inscription:
left:
An honored and beloved citizen of Philadelphia
right:
In commemoration of the civic service and private virtues of Morton McMichael this monument is erected by his fellow citizens.
* W. Sedgley and Lemon Hill.
* 39.973150,-75.189025 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Morton McMichael page




John Marshall
William Wetmore Story, 1883
* Statue of John Marshall
* seated person, chair
* inscription: Chief Justice of the United States 1801-1835. As soldier he fought that the nation might come into being. As expounder of the Constitution he gave it length of days.
* On a traffic island behind the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966200,-75.181800 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+Article about the Washington D.C. copy of this piece
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's William Wetmore Story page
+wikipedia.org's John Marshall page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Major General John Fulton Reynolds
John Rogers, 1884
* Statue of John Fulton Reynolds
* seated person, horse, hat, sword
* North side of City Hall. South side of JFK at Broad.
* 39.953225,-75.163250 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+One of Max Buten's pictures of this piece
+1911 picture of this piece from phillyhistory.org
+another 1911 picture of this piece from phillyhistory.org
+wikipedia.org's John Rogers page
+wikipedia.org's John F. Reynolds page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Major General George Gordon Meade
Alexander Milne Calder, 1887
* Statue of George Gordon Meade
* seated person, horse
* Lansdowne Drive, West of Black Road.
* 39.981075,-75.208140 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Milne Calder page
+wikipedia.org's George Meade page




Bedell Residence Entrance
Wilson Eyre, 1889 - 1890
* small sitting people, furniture
* Entrance. Southeast Corner, 22nd and Chestnut.
* 39.952310,-75.176975 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+wikipedia.org's Wilson Eyre page




Episcopal Cathedral Entrance
1889
* Relief featuring Jesus
* small kneeling, sitting, horizontal, standing people, headgear
* Entrance. Episcopal Cathedral. East side of 38th, North of Chestnut.
* 39.955717,-75.198085 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building
+philadelphiacathedral.org




General George McClellan
Henry Jackson Ellicott, 1894
* Statue of George B. McClellan
* seated person, hat, sword, horse
* North side of City Hall. South side of JFK at Broad.
* 39.953250,-75.163650 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+1911 picture of this piece from phillyhistory.org
+another 1911 picture of this piece from phillyhistory.org
+1913 picture of this piece from phillyhistory.org
+wikipedia.org's George B. McClellan page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall 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




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




William Pepper
Karl Bitter, 1896
* Statue of William Pepper
* sitting and kneeling people, chair, plants, staff
* Another copy can be found at the Main Library on the landing of the stairs to the second floor.
* inscription:
M.D. L.L.D.
Provost of the
University
of
Pennsylvania
1881-1894
There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
All things exist in the man tinged with the manners of his soul.
* South side of College Hall. North of Spruce, West of 34th.
* 39.951230,-75.193825 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Penn History page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Karl Bitter page
+wikipedia.org's William Pepper page




General Ulysses S. Grant
Daniel Chester French, Edward C. Potter, 1897
* Statue of Ulysses S. Grant
* seated person, hat, horse
* Kelly Drive and Fountain Green Drive.
* 39.980790,-75.197900 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Chesterwood: home of Daniel Chester French
+wikipedia.org's Ulysses S. Grant page




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 Medicine Man
Cyrus E. Dallin, 1899
* seated person, horned headgear, horse
* Dauphin West of 33rd at Randolph, Resevoir, and Strawberry Mansion Bridge..
* 39.992175,-75.189200 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1910 picture of this piece
+The Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum




Tedyuscung
John Massey Rhind, 1902
* Statue of Tedyuscung
* big kneeling person, feathered headgear
* On a trail that starts on the North side of Rex Ave. about 150 feet West of Forbidden Drive. About a 20-30 minute walk from the Highland train station..
* 40.068234,-75.220326 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page




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




Cowboy
Frederic Remington, 1908
* seated person, hat, horse
* Other side of Kelly Drive past the Girard Avenue Bridge.
* 39.977740,-75.193860 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1910 picture of this piece
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Frederic Remington Art Museum




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




Widener Building
Horace Trumbauer, 1914
* horizontal angels, globes, Philadelphia seal, ship, plow, bundles of grain
* also on the North end of the building
* Entrance. North side of Chestnut, West of Juniper.
* 39.950800,-75.162950 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+Horace Trumbauer page from philadelphiabuildings.org




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




Beneficial Savings Fund Society Building
Horace Trumbauer, 1916
* kneeling people, headgear, mirror, flaming torch, plants
* Wall. West side of 12th, South of Chestnut.
* 39.950100,-75.160325 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org page for the building
+Horace Trumbauer page from philadelphiabuildings.org




Mather and Company Medallions
1917 (year of building expansion)
* kneeling people, boats, water, plants
* South side of Walnut, East of 3rd.
* 39.946975,-75.145850 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




Pastorius Monument
Albert Jaegers, 1917
* Monument to Franz Daniel Pastorius
* big seated person, chair, hint of a boat, groups of people standing, plants, lamp
* Northeast corner Vernon Park. Germantown above Chelten.
* 40.036900,-75.176150 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1921 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Franz (Francis) Daniel Pastorius page
+ushistory.org's Vernon Park tour page




Conwell Hall Gargoyles
1924 (building date)
* small seated people wearing hats
* Both sides of the door. East side of Broad, North of Montgomery.
* 39.980350,-75.157285 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+Gerry Wilkinson's history page with Conwell Hall information




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




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




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




Firefighter Gargoyles
1925 (from cornerstone)
* small crouching people wearing hats and helmets, firefighting equipment
* Was on the Southwest corner, Juniper and Race. Removed from the building 2008 prior to demolition for Convention Center expansion.
* Entrance.
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters, Missing, Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+Max Buten's page for this piece
+Gargoyle Hunter page for this piece




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




The Thinker
Auguste Rodin, 1925 (cast)
* seated person
* In front of the Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961510,-75.174535 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+Rodin Museum




Curtis Institute Reliefs
1927
* sitting and reclining people, musical instruments, plants
* North wall. Curtis Institute. South side of Locust, East of 18th.
* 39.948860,-75.170340 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+Curtis Institute
+philadelphiabuilding.org's listing for the building




Floating Figure
Gaston Lachaise, 1927
* horizontal person
* Despite its mention in Public Art in Philadelphia, this sculpture is not publicly accessible. It is behind a locked gate. Do not go through the gate if you find it open. It will lock behind you.
* Locust between 2nd and 3rd (Society Hill Townhouses).
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Gaston Lachaise 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




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




Rodin Museum Gateway
1929 (year of building)
* seated and reclining people (cherubs, unfinished headless person), head scarf, scales and other tools, plants, musical instrument
* inscription: This architectural fragment is a reproduction of parts of the old Chateau Dissy re-erected by Auguste Rodin at Meudon, France near the studio where most of his work was done.
This replica of the Rodin Memorial at Meudon was chosen by Jules E. Mastbaum for the gateway to the Museum.
* Entrance. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961600,-75.174400 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+Rodin Museum




Interfaith House Gargoyles
1930 (building date)
* small crouching people wearing hats
* In niches high on the front wall. South side of Chelten Ave., West of Germantown Ave..
* 40.035350,-75.175100 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




Wisdom and Commerce
Alfred Botteiau, 1932
* big sitting people, chairs, standing person, tree, owl, ship mast and sails
* Wall. North side of Chestnut, East of 10th.
* 39.950050,-75.156650 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour




General Anthony Wayne
John Gregory, 1937
* Statue of Anthony Wayne
* seated person, horse, sword, hat
* In front of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.964750,-75.180950 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+askart.com's John Gregory page
+ushistory.org's Anthony Wayne page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Benjamin Franklin National Memorial
James Earle Fraser, 1938
* Statue of Benjamin Franklin
* big seated person, chair
* Free, but not always open. Check times. The last picture is of a reference from the mural at 24th and Chestnut.
* Interior. Franklin Institute. West side of 20th, South of the Parkway.
* 39.958200,-75.173000 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+official page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's James Earle Fraser page
+The Electric Franklin
+The Franklin Institute Science Museum




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




The Miner
John B. Flannagan, 1938
* crouching person, miner's tools
* inscription: They searched the earth for treasure.
* Central Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.973375,-75.190850 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's John Bernard Flannagan page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




The Ploughman
J. Wallace Kelly, 1938
* kneeling person
* inscription: They broke the land for harvest.
* Central Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.973425,-75.190700 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+michenermuseum.org's J. Wallace Kelly Page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




Justice and Law
Donald De Lue, 1940
* big seated people, eagles
* North and South walls. 9th Street Post Office. Southwest corner of 9th and Market and the Northwest corner of 9th and Chestnut.
* 39.949950,-75.155900 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+sculptor.org's Donald De Lue page
+wikipedia.org's Donald De Lue page




The Alchemist
Donald De Lue, 1940
* seated person, furniture, headgear, alchemy equipment
* Above the entrance. Chemistry Laboratories Cret Wing. North side of Spruce, West of 33rd.
* 39.950510,-75.192050 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+sculptor.org's Donald De Lue page
+wikipedia.org's Donald De Lue page




The Immigrant
Heinz Warneke, 1940
* kneeling person, staff
* inscription: They came seeking freedom
* Central Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.973800,-75.190925 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+Heinz Warneke papers at Syracuse University
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




The Slave
Helene Sardeau, 1940
* kneeling person
* inscription: Their bands have broken asunder.
* Central Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.973775,-75.191060 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+Smithsonian archives photograph of Helene Sardeau in her studio
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




Triton Fountain
Donald De Lue, 1941
* Statue of Triton
* fish, kneeling person, fountain
* Not (as listed elsewhere) on North 6th
* Courtyard. North side of Chestnut, East of 10th, behind a fence.
* 39.950325,-75.156150 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+sculptor.org's Donald De Lue page
+wikipedia.org's Donald De Lue page
+wikipedia.org's Triton page




George and Meta Conor-Wood Memorial
Ahron Ben-Shmuel, 1942
* Memorial to George Conor-Wood and Meta Conor-Wood
* seated person, deer
* Martin Luther King Drive below Black Road, opposite side, sunken.
* 39.981375,-75.205825 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+michenermuseum.org Ahron Ben-Shmuel page




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




Mary Dyer
Sylvia Shaw Judson, 1960
* Statue of Mary Dyer
* seated person wearing a bonnet, bench
* inscription: Quaker witness for religious freedom. Hanged on Boston Common 1660.
* Just inside the gate of the Friends Center. Northwest corner, 15th and Cherry.
* 39.955650,-75.164900 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary Dyer page
+Quaker Information Center at Friends Center




Mother and Child
Evelyn Keyser, 1964
* small seated people
* Southwest corner Broad and Morris.
* 39.929125,-75.169000 [map]
* On the South Philly tour




John B. Kelly
Harry Rosin, 1965
* Statue of John B. Kelly
* seated person, boat, water
* This is the father of the Kelly for whom the drive was named
* inscription: Olympic Champion Singles 1920, Doubles 1920, Doubles 1924
* North end of the Reviewing Stands. River side of Kelly Drive.
* 39.986050,-75.201800 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+michenermuseum.org's Harry Rosin page
+wikipedia.org's Jack Kelly page




Don Quijote de la Mancha
Joaquin Garcia Donaire, 1966 (installed)
* Statue of Don Quixote
* seated person, horse, spear and shield
* The inscription is in Spanish on one side of the base and mostly in English on the other. This is the English inscription.
* inscription:
This is an exact replica of the original sculpture by the artist Joaquin Garcia Donaire located in Ciudad Real - Spain.
The statue has been presented by the Excma Diputacion de Ciudad Real to the City of Philadelphia as a token of friendship and understanding between our two cultures.
* Middle of 2nd, North of Girard.
* 39.969790,-75.139610 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece




People Pyramid
Evelyn Keyser, 1971
* small seated stacked people
* Roberto Clemente Recreation Center. Southeast corner of 19th and Wallace.
* 39.966075,-75.168750 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour




Horse Team and Pumper Making A Run
Harold Kimmelman, 1978
* small seated person, partial person, hat and helmet, fire-fighting equipment, horses
* Wall. West side of 2nd, North of York.
* 39.987575,-75.135825 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Air
Walker Hancock, 1979 (installed 2015)
* small horizontal flying person, globe, clouds
* Originally at the Civic Center. In storage from 1999-2014.
* River side of Schuylkill Banks at Cherry.
* 39.957300,-75.178650 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Walker Hancock page




Boy and Dog
Jim Victor, 1982
* small seated person, dog
* Southeast of 82nd and Lyons.
* 39.897900,-75.246100 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* See also:
+jimvictor.com




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




American Song
Eric Parks, 1988
* sitting person, flute
* Parking lot, East side of 7th between Arch and Race.
* 39.954160,-75.150810 [map]
* On the Convention District tour




Station no. 6 - Celebration of Water
Ellen Fletcher, 1989
* small seated person wearing a hat, tackle box, fish
* The fisherman was lost in 1999 in the flooding caused by hurricane Floyd and recovered or replaced in late 2005 or early 2006.
* Schuylkill Banks between the Waterworks and the Spring Garden Bridge at the foot of the spiral staircase.
* 39.964950,-75.183300 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour




Dr. Beukenkamp
T.J. Dixon, James Nelson, 1998
* statue of Cornelius F.J. Beukenkamp Jr.
* small sitting person, bench
* visible through the fence
* Broad and Vine, Northwest corner.
* 39.958225,-75.162600 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+artists' picture of this piece
+tjdixonandjnelson.com




Steel Woman II
Thomas Schutte, 1999
* horizontal person, furniture
* In the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.967150,-75.181425 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Schutte page




Figuresphere II
Eric Berg, 2002
* In loving memory of Claudia Diane Goodman
* small abstract curled people
* The memorial plaque was added after the first pictures were taken in 2004
* Schuylkill Park. North of Delancey between 25th and 26th.
* 39.948500,-75.182000 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:
+Eric Berg Studios




Wilt Chamberlain
Omri Amrany, 2004
* Statue of Wilt Chamberlain
* person kneeling, person jumping, basketballs and basket
* inscription:
The worth of a man is measured by the size of his heart
Wilton Norman Chamberlain
August 21, 1936 - October 12, 1999
* Plaza. Southeast corner of the Wachovia Center. West side of 11th, South of Pattison.
* 39.900425,-75.171200 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, African American
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+rotblattamrany.com
+wikipedia.org's Wilt Chamberlain page
+wikipedia.org's Wachovia Center page




The Final Farewell
Lorann Jacobs, 2007
* small person kneeling, weapons, helmet
* 38th Parallel Place (near Front, Dock, and Spruce).
* 39.945040,-75.143575 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+lorannjacobs.com




Trilladelphia
2016
* Quote from Jerome K. Jerome
* abstract sitting person, disembodied arm and hand, words
* inscription:
Let us gather together in the great cities and light bonfires of a million gas jets, and shout and sing together and feel brave! -Jerome K. Jerome
Art is the center of the real world.
* Wall. North of and across the street from Science Leadership Academy. West side of 22nd under JFK.
* 39.955000,-75.176480 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+article about this piece at scienceleadership.org
+wikipedia.org's Jerome K. Jerome page
+scienceleadership.org




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




Fence
Greg Leavitt
* standing people, sitting person, partial person, sports and playground equipment, water
* Fence. Cohocksink Recreation Center. Southeast side of Cedar St. at East Cambria.
* 39.984300,-75.112775 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+gregleavitt.com
+The Recreation Department Cohocksink Recreation Center page




Mary
* statue of Mary
* standing person, kneeling person, head covering, rosary
* Archdiocese. Parking lot, Southwest corner, 17th and Vine.
* 39.958125,-75.167450 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia




Old St. Mary's Bench
* small standing people, sitting and kneeling people, sports equipment, tools, water, plants, horse, horn, fish, umbrella, hats
* Medallions are set into the curved brick back of the bench.
* Just South of Old St. Mary's. West side of 4th, South of Locust.
* 39.945375,-75.148475 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Unidentified, African American




Pony Express
* horse, sitting person, hat, plants
* Entrance. 9th Street Post Office. West side of 9th, South of Market.
* 39.950950,-75.155300 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Saint Hubert
* statue of Saint Hubert
* small (very) deer, kneeling person
* Next to St. Hubert's Catholic High School For Girls. Northwest side of Torresdale Ave., Northeast of Cottman.
* 40.030840,-75.034300 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's St. Hubert page
+St. Hubert's Catholic High School For Girls




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




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




Orestes and Pylades Fountain
Carl Johann Steinhauser, 1884
* Statue of Diana, Orestes and Pylades
* group of people, two sitting (Orestes and Pylades), one head (Diana), sword
* Resevoir Drive. West side of 33rd at Oxford.
* 39.981300,-75.189250 [map]
* Exhibits: New, Religious
* See also:
+Explanation from online-mythology.com
+wikipedia.org's Diana page
+wikipedia.org's Orestes page




The Wrestlers
F. Barbedienne, 1885
* small two people not standing
* Used to be located outside Memorial hall. The last picture is from that location.
* Parking lot entrance North of the Northeast corner of Horticulture Hall in the Horticulture Center. Horticulture Drive, East of Belmont.
* 39.984250,-75.209950 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece




St. Anthony Club Cherubs
Wilson Eyre, 1888
* small partial, horizontal cherubs
* Wall. West side of 22nd, North of Chestnut.
* 39.952900,-75.177050 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry
+wikipedia.org's Wilson Eyre page




Joan of Arc
Emmanuel Fremiet, 1890 (listed dates vary widely)
* Statue of Joan of Arc
* horse, seated person, flag, weapons
* Most sources list Joan of Arc's dates as 1412-1431.
* inscription:
Jeanne D'Arc
1409-1431
* 25th and Kelly Drive.
* 39.966500,-75.179175 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Religious
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Another Max Buten picture of this piece
+bronze-gallery.com's Emmanuel Fremiet page
+wikipedia.org's Joan of Arc 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




Guiseppe Verdi
Ettore Ferrari, 1907 (installed)
* Bust of Guiseppe Verdi
* head, seated person, violin
* At the intersection where Horticulture Drive splits near the Southeast corner of Horticulture Hall at the East end of the Horticulture Center. Horticulture Drive. East of Belmont..
* 39.983100,-75.209500 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Giuseppe Verdi 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




William McKinley
Isidore Konti, Charles Albert Lopez, 1908
* Memorial to and statue of William McKinley
* standing person, seated people, branch
* The last picture is of the reference to this piece from the mural at 12th and Walnut
* inscription:
Soldier
Statesman
Martyr
* South side of City Hall. North side of S. Penn Square , East of Broad.
* 39.951750,-75.163200 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1912 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Isidore Konti page
+askart.com's Charles Albert Lopez page
+wikipedia.org's William McKinley 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




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




Shakespeare Memorial
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1928
* Memorial to William Shakespeare
* people, sitting and lying
* inscription: All the World's A Stage, and All the Men and Women merely players.
* North side of Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.958750,-75.171200 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1930 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+wikipedia.org's William Shakespeare page
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




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




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




Mitten Hall
1931
* standing, sitting and horizontal, partial people, musical instruments, sun, moon and stars, telescope, flying horse, castle, symbols
* Pictures have been significantly color altered to show detail. Owls carved at the corners and reliefs on the South wall are not yet pictured.
* West wall. East side of Broad, South of Norris.
* 39.981900,-75.156900 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+Gerry Wilkinson's Mitten Hall 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




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




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




Families
Evelyn Keyser, 1976
* small people in groups, sitting
* In front of the District Health Center, Southwest side of Cottman, Northwest of Bustleton.
* 40.048100,-75.060990 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour




Government of the People
Jacques Lipchitz, 1976
* big group of people, kneeling and crushed
* inscription:
Symbolizing family life
"the wellspring of society,
the hope of the future"
and
the concept of government being of, by, and for the people,
this sculpture is dedicated
to the people of Philadelphia
* Plaza. Municipal Services Building. Northwest corner, Broad and JFK.
* 39.953750,-75.163975 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Jacque Lipchitz page




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




Saint Nicholas Church
1976
* Mosaic and cross of Jesus
* big person from the waist up, kneeling angels, symbols
* Entrance and steeple. South side of Poplar, West of 24th.
* 39.972075,-75.176360 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious




Pony Express Rider
Arlene Love, 1981
* horse, seated person wearing a hat
* Up on the wall. East side of 5th, South of Spring Garden.
* 39.959600,-75.146800 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+arlenelove.com




Athletics
George R. Anthonisen, 1983
* small vertical, horizontal people, helmets, other sports equipment
* Wall. Anita M. Carboni Ball Field. Northwest of the West corner, 63rd and Eastwick.
* 39.919940,-75.223150 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+ganthonisen.com




Recovering World
Lynn Denton, 2001 - 2002
* big furniture, seated people, headgear, people together, parts of people, sun and stars, globe, abstract shapes, musical instruments, boat, water, buildings, symbols
* An ArtWell project designed and built with help from the recovering addicts at New Jerusalem and local children.
* Partially on the wall. East side of New Jerusalem. Northwest corner, 20th and Norris.
* 39.984550,-75.166725 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Peace and Love
* See also:
+theartwell.org
+lynnbdenton.com
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton
+newjerusalemnow.org




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




Washington Crossing the Delaware
Guangxi Qihe Bronze Studio, Emanuel Leutze, Dr. QiongZhao (Ellen) Schicktanz, 2017 (installed)
* Full figure relief of George Washington
* small people, mostly seated, some standing, hats, weapons, flag, boat with oars, clouds, horses
* inscription: (partial)
This bronze sculpture replicates the famous painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze. It depicts Gen. George Washington leading the Continental Army on a dangerous nighttime crossing of the Delaware River on December 25, 1776 to attack Hessian troops stationed at Trenton. His attack was a final, desperate effort to gain a victory after months of defeats had reduced the Army to a small, exhausted, and demoralized force. Washington's success at Trenton reinvigorated the American cause and kept the Revolution alive.
The painting captures the drama, danger, and desperation of the river crossing, even though a number of details are historically inaccurate, such as the type of boat. The artist, Emanuel Luenze, grew up and was trained in Philadelphia, but created the painting in 1850 after he returned to his native Germany. The painting was a sensation when it was displayed in America the following year.
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.
* 39.948495,-75.145650 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Emanuel Leutze page
+americangoddessartmuseum.com (Ellen Schicktanz)
+wikipedia.org's George Washington 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




Good Samaritan
* people standing, sitting, donkey, suggestion of a building, hospital seal
* inscription: Take care of him and I will repay thee.
* Wall. Pennsylvania Hospital. South side of Spruce between 8th and 9th.
* 39.945750,-75.155600 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* Exhibits: Medical, Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+Pennsylvania Hospital




Mary and Jesus
* Statue of Jesus and Mary
* small people, standing, reclining, headgear
* In front of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. West side of N. 48th, South of Lancaster.
* 39.971110,-75.217450 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page




St. Joseph and Jesus
* statue of Jesus and Joseph
* small people, one standing, one carried, plants, globe
* Visible through the fence
* Courtyard. St. Joseph's Hospital. South side of Girard between 16th and 17th.
* 39.971800,-75.163300 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Saint Joseph page
+St. Joseph's Hospital




Stephen Girard
* Statue of Stephen Girard
* group of people standing, sitting
* Inside the main gate Girard College. North side of Girard at Corinthian.
* 39.973400,-75.170225 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+ushistory.org's Stephen Girard page
+Girard College




University City High School Entrance
* abstract designs, horse, boat, seated person, dog
* Was on the West side of 36th, North of Filbert. The High School was torn down in 2015
* Entrance art.
* 39.957475,-75.194300 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing, Unidentified




Mary and Jesus with Angels
1851 (year of building)
* statue of Jesus and Mary
* small people, one standing, one held, two flying angels
* Wall. Saint Mark's Church. North side of Locust between 16th and 17th.
* 39.948735,-75.168200 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+Saint Mark's Church




Hemicycle Decorative Plaque
Alexander Kemp, 1877
* Representations of Fra Angelico, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Fra Bartolommeo, Giovanni Bellini, Pierre Bontemps, Donato Bramante, Filippo Brunelleschi, Correggio, Benedetto da Maiano, Antonello da Messina, Leonardo da Vinci, Luca Della Robbia, Arnolfo di Lapo, Donatello, Albrecht Durer, Peter Fischer, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Giorgione, Giotto, Jean Goujon, Holbein, Le Sueur, Pierre Lescot, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Andrea di Cione Orcagna, Bernard Palissy, Andrea Palladio, Giovanni Pisano, Nicolas Poussin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Robert of Luzarches, Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, Anthony Van Dyck, Jan Van Eyck, Velasquez, Paolo Veronese and Domenico Zampieri
* groups of people, some standing, some sitting, hats, dogs
* Attribution and list of portrayed people are based on the Smithsonian catalog with corrected spellings and attempted disambiguations where reasonably obvious.
* Front wall. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. West side of Broad, North of Arch.
* 39.955150,-75.163225 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Fra Angelico page
+wikipedia.org's Bartolommeo Bandinelli page
+wikipedia.org's Fra Bartolommeo page
+wikipedia.org's Giovanni Bellini page
+wikipedia.org's Pierre Bontemps page
+wikipedia.org's Donato Bramante page
+wikipedia.org's Filippo Brunelleschi page
+wikipedia.org's Correggio page<.a>
+
wikipedia.org's Benedetto da Maiano page
+wikipedia.org's Antonello da Messina page
+wikipedia.org's Leonardo da Vinci page
+wikipedia.org's Luca Della Robbia page
+wikipedia.org's Arnolfo di Lapo page
+wikipedia.org's Donatello page
+wikipedia.org's Albrecht Durer page
+wikipedia.org's Lorenzo Ghiberti page
+wikipedia.org's Giorgione page
+wikipedia.org's Giotto page
+wikipedia.org's Jean Goujon page
+wikipedia.org's Holbein page
+wikipedia.org's Le Sueur page
+wikipedia.org's Pierre Lescot page
+wikipedia.org's Masaccio page
+wikipedia.org's Michelangelo page
+wikipedia.org's Bartolomé Esteban Murillo page
+wikipedia.org's Andrea di Cione Orcagna page
+wikipedia.org's Bernard Palissy page
+wikipedia.org's Andrea Palladio page
+wikipedia.org's Giovanni Pisano page
+wikipedia.org's Nicolas Poussin page
+wikipedia.org's Raphael page
+wikipedia.org's Rembrandt page
+wikipedia.org's Robert of Luzarches page
+wikipedia.org's Peter Paul Rubens page
+wikipedia.org's Titian page
+wikipedia.org's Anthony Van Dyck page
+wikipedia.org's Jan Van Eyck page
+wikipedia.org's Velasquez page
+wikipedia.org's Paolo Veronese page
+wikipedia.org's Domenico Zampieri page
+Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts




Stone Age In America
John J. Boyle, 1877
* mother and children, mother standing, children crouching and carried, wolf, axe
* Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.971975,-75.190250 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+askart.com's John J. Boyle 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




Silenus and the Infant Bacchus
Praxiteles, 1885 (cast of 400 BC original)
* Statue of Bacchus and Silenus
* two people, one standing, one carried
* Artist is an "attribution"
* Kelly Drive, past Fairmount.
* 39.968730,-75.182725 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Praxiteles page
+wikipedia.org's Bacchus/Dionysus page
+wikipedia.org's Silenus page




Dickens and Little Nell
Francis Edwin Elwell, 1890
* Only known statue of Charles Dickens
* two people, one standing, one sitting, chair
* Clark Park. North side of Chester, West of 43rd.
* 39.948625,-75.209550 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Article about this piece by Martha Rosso
+phillyhistory.org 1910 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Francis Edwin Elwell page
+wikipedia.org's Charles Dickens page
+wikipedia.org Clark Park page




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




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




Mary and Jesus
1897 (date of building)
* statue of Jesus and Mary
* people, one standing, one sitting, crown, scepter
* Up on the wall. St. Mary's Episcopal Church. North side of Bainbridge, West of 18th.
* 39.943750,-75.173075 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page




Smith Memorial Arch
Herbert Adams, George E. Bissell, Alexander Stirling Calder, Katherine M. Cohen, Moses Jacob Ezekiel, Daniel Chester French, Charles Grafly, Samuel Murray, Edward C. Potter, John Massey Rhind, Bessie O. Potter Vonnoh, John Quincy Adams Ward, James H. Windrim, 1897 - 1912
* Statues and busts of James A. Beaver, S.W. Crawford, Andrew Gregg Curtin, John A. B. Dahlgren, John B. Gest, Winfield Scott Hancock, John Hartranft, George B. McClellan, George Gordon Meade, David Dixon Porter, John Fulton Reynolds, Richard Smith and James H. Windrim
* big arches, standing people, seated people, heads, horses, eagles, globe, weapons, hats
* Despite the name, the memorial is actually not an arch at all, though it does include two arches. Sculptures on the memorial include Herbert Adams' statue of Richard Smith, who funded the memorial, and Samuel Murray's bust of James H. Windrim, who was the artist and architect of the memorial itself. Detail pictures of the individual pieces are in alphabetical order by subject. One of John Massey Rhind's eagles is pictured last. Dahlgren is listed elsewhere as "Dahlgreen."
* Avenue of the Republic at 41st.
* 39.977450,-75.206500 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+ushistory.org's page for this piece
+philadelphiabuilding.org's page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Herbert Adams page
+wikipedia.org's George E. Bissell page
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+askart.com's Katherine M. Cohen page
+jewishvirtuallibrary.org's Moses Jacob Ezekiel page
+Chesterwood: home of Daniel Chester French
+wikipedia.org's Charles Grafly page
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Murray page
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page
+wikipedia.org Bessie O. Potter Vonnoh page
+wikipedia.org John Quincy Adams Ward page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's James H. Windrim page
+PA Historical and Museum Commission's James Addams Beaver page
+PA Historical and Museum Commission's Andrew Gregg Curtin page
+biography of John A. B. Dahlgren from civilwarartillery.com
+The W. S. Hancock Society
+Petersburg National Battlefield John Hartranft page
+wikipedia.org's George B. McClellan page
+wikipedia.org's George Meade page
+U.S. Navy's David Dixon Porter page
+National Park Service's David Dixon Porter page
+wikipedia.org's John F. Reynolds page




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




University Museum Medallions
John Ross, 1899
* two people, one standing, one sitting, headgear, scarab, sphinx
* 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:
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




University Museum Upper Entrance
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1899 (year of building)
* standing people, sign, kneeling people
* inscription: Free Museum of Science and Art
* Upper (West) courtyard entrance. Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949630,-75.191660 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




St. Maron Church Cross and Mosaics
1902 (year of building)
* symbol and mosaics of Jesus and Mary
* three bar cross, standing person, held child, headgear, ship, buildings, clouds, plants, disembodied hand, candle
* The upper mosaic says 1997 at the bottom
* Front wall and entrance. Saint Maron Maronite Catholic Church. North side of Ellsworth, West of 10th.
* 39.935762,-75.160576 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+saintmaron.org




Henry Melchior Muhlenberg
J. Otto Schweizer, 1917
* Statue of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg
* group of people standing, sitting, all the women wearing bonnets
* inscription:
Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America
Pastor in Philadelphia
1742-1787
* In the driveway of the Lutheran Theological Seminary. East side of Germantown Ave. just North of Allens Lane.
* 40.061775,-75.191925 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+biography of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg
+Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia




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




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




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 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




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




Welcoming to Freedom
Maurice Sterne, 1939
* Quotes from William Cullen Bryant and Abraham Lincoln
* two people, one standing, one sitting
* inscription:
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right. As God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in.
- Abraham Lincoln
Here the free spirit of mankind at length throws its first fetters off and who shall place a limit to the giant's unchained strength, or curb his swiftness in the forward race.
- William Cullen Bryant
* Central Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.973885,-75.191000 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+askart.com's Maurice Sterne page
+wikipedia.org's William Cullen Bryant page
+wikipedia.org's Abraham Lincoln page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




Juvenile Protection
Louis Milione, 1940
* big group of people, some standing, some sitting, plants, symbols of justice, law and peace
* West pediment. Family Court. North side of Vine East of 19th..
* 39.959150,-75.169950 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+Family Court




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




Social Consciousness
Jacob Epstein, 1954
* Quote from Walt Whitman
* big people, some standing, some not
* inscription:
A grand sane towering seated mother
Chair'd in the adamant of Time.

-Walt Whitman
* Near the back door of the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966210,-75.181475 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Jacob Epstein page
+wikipedia.org's Walt Whitman page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




The Great Doctor
Waldemar Raemisch, 1955
* big group of people, standing, sitting
* Formerly on the North side of the Parkway between 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 Mother
* In front of the School of the Future. North side of Parkside at 40th and Girard.
* 39.974775,-75.203800 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Medical, Moved
* See also:
+blog about this piece being moved
+School of the Future




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




Dancing Children
Henry Mitchell, 1968
* small people dancing, sitting, hats, bench, baby carriage, knitting needles, dog
* Above the entrance. Cobbs Creek Recreation Center. West side of 63rd at Locust.
* 39.957965,-75.248125 [map]
* See also:
+henrywmitchell.com




Women Washing
Dexter Jones, 1968
* three people, one standing, two kneeling, plants, basket, water
* Wall. Lindbergh, Northeast of 58th.
* 39.928310,-75.218950 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour




The Family
Charles Parks, 1970
* small people standing, sitting and kneeling
* Marshall Walkway (1 block South of Poplar between 6th and 7th).
* 39.966250,-75.148100 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+ wikipedia.org's Charles Parks page




Hose Team In Action
Harold Kimmelman, 1971
* two people, one standing, one kneeling, helmets, firehose
* On the wall. Engine Company 28. Southwest side of Ontario between Belgrade and Miller.
* 39.988900,-75.099975 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org
+unofficial history of Engine Company 28




Fire Engine
Harold Kimmelman, 1972
* small horses, fire-fighting equipment, sitting person, standing person
* Front wall. Fire Station, North side of Frankford between Decatur and Harel.
* 40.040575,-75.030900 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




A Friend
Charles Parks, 1976
* two people, one standing, one sitting, hat, gun
* Outside Police Headquarters. South side of Race between 7th and 8th.
* 39.954750,-75.152000 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+ wikipedia.org's Charles Parks page




Colonial Scene
Harold Kimmelman, 1976
* small fire-fighting equipment, standing people, headgear
* Wall. North side of Grays Ferry between Stanley and 31st.
* 39.939325,-75.194375 [map]
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Play at Second Base
Joe Brown, 1976
* big two people, one standing, one sliding, baseball glove, hats
* Originally on the walkway around Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004. The last picture is from the original location.
* inscription:
The Phillies played at Veterans Stadium, 1971-2003. They reached the post-season seven times and won three National League Pennants (1980, 1983, 1993). The Phillies' greatest moment was winning the World Series over the Kansas City Royals, October 21, 1980, before 65,838 delirious fans at the Vet. Twice, the Phillies hosted the All-Star Game, 1976 and 1996, with the National League winning both games.
Following the last out of the 2003 season, the Phillies closed Veterans Stadium with an emotional Closing Ceremony that featured a parade of alumni and the 2003 team. Tug McGraw, who got the final out in the 1980 World Series win, threw the simulated last pitch. The date was September 28, 11,859 days after the first game, April 10, 1971.
Hundreds of youth from the area played at Veterans Stadium through numerous baseball programs, including the Carpenter Cup for high school players, Liberty Bell Classic and Bill Giles Cup for colleges and Philadelphia Recreation Department Games. The Home Run Derby championships were held there annually.
* North side of Pattison East of Broad.
* 39.905200,-75.170300 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




Score!
Gil Whitman, 1976
* small people, one standing, one kneeling, hockey equipment
* Was behind the Spectrum at Broad and Pattision. The Spectrum was demolished early 2011. Reinstalled 2012 in the current location. The last picture is from the original location
* On the path from the parking lot behind Xfinity Live. Southwest of the Southwest corner of 11th and Pattison.
* 39.903800,-75.169900 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+xfinitylive.com




Center of Mass I
Ken Clark, 1977
* abstract nested circles, groups of people standing, kneeling
* the top portion of this piece is too scribbled on to be accurately retouched.
* Center of Russo Park. Down the path from the Southeast side of Torresdale, Northeast of Cottman.
* 40.030100,-75.033425 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour




McVeigh Children's Relief
Anthony Visco, 1981
* small groups of children standing, sitting, sticks, balls, and swings
* Access is through the gate on D. The picture of the West side of the piece (the side with the swings, which is in much worse physical condition than the East side) has been heavily retouched to remove scribbled names.
* On the grounds of the McVeigh Recreation Center. South side of Ontario West of D.
* 40.000610,-75.121435 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+anthonyvisco.org




Untitled (Lucas)
Lark Lucas, 1982
* people standing, sitting, hats, umbrellas, food, musical instruments, machines and tools, balloons, airplanes, signs, buildings, plants, birds, elephant, giraffe, camel
* visible through the fence
* Walls. North side of Filbert, West of 34th.
* 39.956900,-75.192250 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+Lark Lucas page at unm.edu




Fire Rescue Scene of Infant
Rebecca Rose, 1986
* small people standing, carried, helmets, fire-fighting equipment, parts of building
* Wall. South side of Snyder just West of 4th.
* 39.922225,-75.153775 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters




Tribute to Nursing
Cathy Hopkins, 1989
* small people, one standing, one sitting
* inscription:
In honor of
Our Nurses
Past, Present and Future
Genorously donated by
Presbyterian's Nursing Alumni
and
Ladies Aid Society
May 6, 1989
* North side of the traffic circle of the Presbyterian Medical Center. East and North of 39th and Filbert.
* 39.958740,-75.199000 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Medical
* See also:
+Cathy Hopkins' Fleisher Art Memorial Faculty page
+Cathy Hopkins' Center City Karate Chief Instructor page
+Presbyterian Medical Center




United States Mint Historical Plaque
1992
* small buildings, standing people, sitting people, cart, horses, plants, flags, clouds
* inscription:
On this site stood The First United States Mint
First Public Building Authorized by the United States Government
This plaque dedicated for the bicentennial of the U.S. Mint 1792-1992
First Mint 1792-1833 7th Street between Market and Arch
Second Mint 1833-1901 Juniper and Chestnut Sts.
Third Mint 1901-1969 16th and Spring Garden Sts.
Fourth Mint 1969 - 5th and Arch Sts.
* Wall. East side of 7th between Market and Arch.
* 39.952240,-75.151550 [map]
* On the Convention District tour




St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Crucifixion
1993 (installed? year St. Elizabeth was closed)
* statue of Jesus
* small group of people standing and crucified, kneeling, with headgear
* I have no information about the relationship between the statues and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, or who the three women are
* inscription: St. Elizabeth Catholic Church founded 1872
* Archdiocese. Parking lot, Northwest corner, 17th and Race.
* 39.956950,-75.167700 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+phillychurchproject.com blog entry with picture of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
+phillychurchproject.com page for St. Veronica that mentions the destruction of St. Elizabeth
+Archdiocese listing for St. Elizabeth
+ushistory.org mention of the laying of the cornerstone of St. Elizabeth
+Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia




Irish Memorial
Glenna Goodacre, 2002 (opened late 2003)
* small group of people standing, lying and sitting, grave stones, crosses, shovel, part of a ship, luggage, cane, hats
* inscription: (excerpt)
Remembrance
The hunger ended
but it never went away
It was there in silent memories,
from one generation
to the next,
The time to take away
the silence has come,
to commemorate,
to mourn what was lost
to celebrate what survives -
without apology or fear.
We have it in our power
not only to remember
what took place but to relive it...
To find in the hungry and lost,
not a different race...
but the faces of our ancestors...
An image of ourselves.
-Peter Quinn
* Southeast corner, Front and Chestnut.
* 39.947850,-75.142050 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+glennagoodacre.com




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




Clousseau Rousseau
Patricia Ingersoll, Jack Ramsdale, 2006
* elephant painted with plants, reclining person
* East side of Germantown Avenue North of Hartwell.
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+abzoolutelychestnuthill.org's page for this piece
+tishingersoll.com
+jackramsdale.com




Science Leadership Academy Sign and Mosaics
2006 (school founded)
* small abstract sign, idea, mosaic kneeling people
* North wall. Science Leadership Academy. Southeast corner, 22nd and Market.
* 39.955930,-75.176175 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+scienceleadership.org




Labour Monument
John Kindness, 2010
* Representations of and quote from Eugene V. Debs, Joe Hill and Karen Gay Silkwood
* partial, standing, sitting and kneeling people, hats, musical instruments, tools, bags and buckets, train, plants
* The title shown is the artist's title. The Association for Public Art lists it as "The Labor Monument: Philadelphia's Tribute to the American Worker"
* inscription:
Eugene V. Debs 1855-1926
1900 Farm Workers "Si Sepuede"
1905 IWW - The Wobblies - "Don't waste your time mourning. Organize." - Joe Hill, 1918
1912 Textile Workers
1968 Sanitation Workers - "I am a man"
Karen Gay Silkwood 1940-74
The worst thief is he who steals the playtime of children
* Center of Elmwood Park. Southwest of 71st and Buist.
* 39.913850,-75.237740 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Memphis Sanitation Strike page
+wikipedia.org's United Farm Workers page
+wikipedia.org's Child Labor page
+johnkindness.co.uk
+wikipedia.org's Eugene V. Debs page
+wikipedia.org's Joe Hill page
+wikipedia.org's Karen Silkwood page
+wikipedia.org's Elmwood Park neighborhood page




Declaration of Independence
Tiequn Geng, Guangxi Qihe Bronze Studio, 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




Fireman's Hall Sign
* small sign, fire engine, horse, sitting people, helmets
* South wall. Fireman's Hall Museum. Just East of 2nd and Quarry.
* 39.953230,-75.142850 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+firemanshall.org




Our Lady of Fatima Pray for Us
* Statue of Mary
* standing person, headgear, rosary and cross, kneeling people, sheep
* East side of St. Andrew Lithuanian Catholic Church. West side of 19th, just North of Wallace.
* 39.966370,-75.168885 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Our Lady of Fatima page
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+philllychurchproject.com's St. Andrew page




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




Urns
* small urns, people, standing, sitting, swords and spears
* At the entrances of Rittenhouse Square. South and West of the Southwest corner of 18th and Walnut.
* 39.949975,-75.170950 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Rittenhouse Square page




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




The Gates of Hell
Auguste Rodin, 1880 - 1917
* groups of people, partial, standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, and horizontal, furniture, rocks
* Entrance. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961850,-75.174050 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+Rodin Museum




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




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




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




Tuscan Girl Fountain
Oskar Stonorov, Jorio Vivarelli, 1965
* fountain, four people, one standing, three not standing, globe
* Wall. Southwest corner, Cherry and the Parkway.
* 39.956100,-75.168550 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour




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




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




Port Richmond Firefighters Memorial
2005
* Memorial to Richard F. Devine, William J. Robinson, Rey Rubio, John Taylor and Thomas Vaughan
* black polished etched stone in the shape of the Fire Department emblem, two people kneeling, one winged, one wearing a helmet
* inscription:
Philadelphia Fire Department
Engine Company #28
To honor our firefighters who have lost their lives while protecting and serving the great community of Port Richmond
When I am called to duty, God, wherever flames may rage,
give me strength to save some life whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child before it is too late
or save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout
and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,
to guard my every neighbor and protect his property.
And if ascending to my fate I am to lose my life
please bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.
FF Thomas Vaughan
March 13, 1904
FF William J. Robinson
January 15, 1905
FF Richard F. Devine
July 29, 1999
Capt. John Taylor
August 20, 2004
FF Rey Rubio
August 20, 2004
Dedicated August 20, 2005
* In front of Engine Company 28. Southwest side of Ontario between Belgrade and Miller.
* 39.988925,-75.099950 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters, Religious
* See also:
+article about the memorial
+article about John Taylor and Rey Rubio
+archive of articles about John Taylor and Rey Rubio
+brief bio of Richard Devine
+unofficial history of Engine Company 28




Civil War Sailors Memorial
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, 1921
* big stele, angel, group of people, standing, lying and kneeling, suggestion of a ship, hats, weapons, anchor, seahorses, eagles
* inscription:
front top: In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free.
front bottom: All who have labored today in behalf of the Union have wrought for the best interests of the country and the world not only for the present but for all future ages.
back: Port Royal, Port Hatteras, Port Henry, Hampton Roads, New Orleans, Memphis, Port Hudson, Charleston, Mobile Bay, Drury's Bluff, Cherbourg, Fort Fisher, 1961-1865.
* South side of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.959420,-75.172960 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+another phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Hermon Atkins MacNeil page




The Whispering Bells of Freedom
Reginald Beauchamp, 1976
* Memorial to Crispus Attucks
* bells, buildings, people standing, prone, weapons, hats, dog
* inscription:
The whispering bells of freedom in honor of Crispus Attucks
Who on March 5, 1770 was killed by British troops in Boston while protesting conditions under the crown.
These whispers of freedom grew into the crescendo of the Declaration of Independence and the first ringing of the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall.
* Outside the African American Museum. Northwest corner, 7th and Arch.
* 39.953125,-75.151650 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: War, African American
* See also:
+Wikipedia's Crispus Attucks page
+African American Museum in Philadelphia




Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Perry M. Morgan, 1987
* ideas, ideals and logos map, people standing, crouching, helmets, weapons, airplanes and helicopters, plants, buildings
* inscription:
The Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial is designed to honor those who served in all branches of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. The memorial pays tribute to the 80,000 Philadelphia Vietnam Era Veterans who served our country in our nation's longest war.
By honoring these veterans the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial separates the warrior from the war, focuses on the valor and sacrifice of those patriots, and gives each of them a place in history.
It is our duty to remember the gallant Americans whose names grace this wall. They sacrificed their lives in the service of our country during the Vietnam War 1964-1975.
For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.
* Plaza. Southeast Corner, Front and Spruce.
* 39.943910,-75.142825 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: War, African American




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




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




Philadelphia Municipal Water System Plaque
1975
* small building and fence, depiction of a fountain, trees, person standing, people sitting, hats, horse, cart
* inscription:
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
1801-1815
Philadelphia Municipal Water System
Here at Centre Square stood
Philadelphia's First Water Works
The first public water system in America
to use steam for large scale pumping
American Society of Civil Engineers, 1975
* West side, tower South entrance. City Hall. South side of JFK at Broad.
* 39.952550,-75.163600 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Black Bottom Memorial Wall
Andrea Zamel, 1999
* map, heart and hands symbol, standing people, sitting person, bulldozer, houses, weapons, flag
* a collaborative project with Penn and University City High School students, it was located on the West side of 36th, North of Filbert, on the Southeast corner of the High School, which was torn down in 2015
* inscription:
The Black Bottom was a predominately African American community that once existed between 32nd Street and 40th Street and between Walnut Street and Lancaster Avenue. Within these boundaries was a community based on loyalty, trust, and respect. It was born of economic adversity but based on love. Their love was for their community and its members and they cared for each other as family. Everyone was helpful to one another. The children were raised together. With pride in their hearts and pride for their community prejudice was a stranger to the people of the Black Bottom. The walls of the community were torn down to make way for "Urban Renewal." However the sense of community was planted in the hearts of the members proving that a community can thrive even in a field of barren ground. Resistance did not prevent their neighborhood from being physically destroyed but resistance preserved it in their memories even today. The community still meets every year on the last Sunday in August for the Black Bottom Reunion at Fairmount Park. It is the largest neighborhood gathering in the history of Philadelphia.
We were like a big family, close together until the bulldozers of urban renewal came around. They tore down our neighborhood - but not our spirits! The Black Bottom still is home in our hearts.
We fought to protect our neighborhood and our country.
* Wall art.
* 39.957425,-75.194200 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing, War, African American
* See also:
+andreazamel.com




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




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




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




Columbus Monument
Emanuele Caroni, 1876 (renovated 1982)
* Monument to (and statue of) Christopher Columbus
* standing person, globe, sword, anchors, eagle, ship, sitting people, water, flag
* Artist is listed as "possible."
* inscription:
Presented to the city of Philadelphia by the Italian citizens
In commemoration of the first centenary American Independence 1876
* Marconi Plaza. West side of Broad, South of Oregon.
* 39.915550,-75.172100 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Christopher Columbus page




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




A Quest for Parity: The Octavius V. Catto Memorial
Branly Cadet, 2017
* Memorial to and statue of Octavius Catto
* big and small standing person, ideas, cube and mirrored orb, steles representing a streetcar and a representational streetcar, buildings, plants, horse, clouds, groups of people, some sitting, hats, guns, baseball equipment
* inscription:
South side of steles, North side of cube:
There must come a change which will force upon this nation that course which providence seems wisely to be directing for the mutual benefit of all peoples.
West side of steles, West side of cube:
Educator Leader Major Athlete Activist
South side of cube: October 10, 1871
East side of cube:
XV
Amendment to the United States Constitution
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
North side of steles:
1839 Born February 22 in Charleston, South Carolina
1854 Becomes a student at the Philadelphia Institute for Colored Youth
1858 Graduates from the Institute for Colored Youth
1859 Chosen as a member and recording secretary of the Banneker Institute, an all black literary society led by Jacob White, Jr. Hired as an English and mathematics teacher at his alma mater. Campaign to desegregate the horse-drawn streetcars in Philadelphia begins.
1863 becomes a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Helps lead a civil war recruitment committee with Frederick Douglas, members of the Union League, and others, which raises eleven regiments of black troops who trained at Camp William Penn in Cheltenham.
1864 Named corresponding secretary of the Pennsylvania Equal Rights League, an affiliate of the National Equal Rights League. Appointed Vice President of the State Convention of Colored People held in Harrisburg. Led civil disobedience protests and lobbied white legislators in Harrisburg to desegregate streetcars.
1865 Co-authored the state Equal Rights League call for voting rights, streetcar desegregation, and the hiring of black teachers for black students in public schools.
1867 Governor signs statewide "Bill of Rights" law desegregating streetcars. Led the Pythians Base Ball Club of Philadelphia to an undefeated season.
1869 Named principal of male students at the Institute for Colored Youth Pythians play the Olympic Ball Club in Philadelphia in the first match between black and white teams. A leader of the unsuccessful effort to integrate the private City Wide Congress of Literary Societies. Helps lead successful Pennsylvania campaign to pass the 15th Amendment which led to thousands of black men registering to vote.
1870 The Union League presents Octavius Catto, Frederick Douglas, and Robert Purvis with a banner celebrating Pennsylvania's adoption of the 15th Amendment at a ceremony on Broad Street. Writes curriculum for new schools for freed former slaves in the District of Columbia. Becomes a member of the original Franklin Institute breaking the color line at the prestigious national forum for advancing American science and technology.
1871 Named an Inspector General with the rank of Major in the Pennsylvania National Guard. Shot to death on October 10, on South Street in the midst of election day riots. He was 32, and one of many black men shot or attacked that day by opponents of the 15th Amendment. As one of Philadelphia's most influential leaders, more than 5,000 mourners attended his funeral and procession down Broad Street.
* South side of City Hall. North side of S. Penn Square at Broad.
* 39.951775,-75.164100 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, War, African American
* See also:
+branlycadet.com
+wikipedia.org's Octavius Catto page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




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