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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




Consultation
J. Seward Johnson, Jr.
* small people standing
* Campus of the Presbyterian Medical Center. East and North of 39th and Filbert.
* 39.958150,-75.198750 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Medical
* See also:
+sewardjohnson.com
+Presbyterian Medical Center




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




Three Men
Auguste Rodin
* three men standing
* West side of the Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.962050,-75.174150 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+Rodin Museum




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 Bartolomť 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




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




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 Burghers of Calais
Auguste Rodin, 1884 - 1895 (cast 1925)
* group of people standing
* moved outside 2011
* East side of the Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961800,-75.173750 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+Rodin Museum




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




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




Fleisher Medallion
1886 (year of building)
* Representation of Jesus and Mary
* small people standing, partial people, winged cherubs, headgear, plants
* Wall. Fleisher Art Memorial. North side of Catherine between 7th and 8th.
* 39.939090,-75.155225 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+Fleisher Art Memorial




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




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




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




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




Rebecca at the Well
John J. Boyle, 1908
* Biblical scene of Rebecca
* people standing, head coverings, walking stick, jug, camels
* inscription:
Drink and I will give thy camels drink also.- Genesis XXIV:XIV
I give this legacy for a triple purpose: to ornament the city that William Penn founded, to refresh the weary and thirsty, both man and beast, and to commemorate a fact of sacred story. - Extract from the will of Mary Rebecca Darby Smith
This monument was removed from Twelth and Spring Garden Streets and erected by the Philadelphia Fountain Society 1934
* East end of the Horticulture Center. Horticultural Drive. East of Belmont..
* 39.983625,-75.208700 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+askart.com's John J. Boyle page
+wikipedia.org's Rebeccah page




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




Saint Mark's Entrance
Samuel Yellin, 1923
* Statue of Jesus
* people standing
* inscription: Come unto me all that are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
* Entrance. Saint Mark's Church. North side of Locust between 16th and 17th.
* 39.948775,-75.168500 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for this building.
+philadelphiabuildings.orgs's Samuel Yellin page
+Samuel Yellin Metal Workers
+Saint Mark's Church




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




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




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




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




All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors
J. Otto Schweizer, 1934
* group of people standing, torch, hats and helmets, shield, eagles and large feather, horses, seal of Pennsylvania
* inscription:
front: Erected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in honor of her colored soldiers.
back: To commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of all colored soldiers who served in the various wars engaged in by the United States of America that a lasting record shall be made of their unselfish devotion to duty as an inspiration to future generations this monument is dedicated May 30, 1934.
right: American Revolution, Civil War, Indian Wars
left: Spanish American War, Phillipine Insurrection, World War
* West side of Logan Square. Aviator Park. Southeast of 20th and the Parkway.
* 39.958320,-75.171800 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Moved, War, African American
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1935 picture of this piece from a previous location in Fairmount Park
+One of Max Buten's pictures of this piece
+Another of Max Buten's pictures of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




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




Spanning the Continent
Robert Laurent, 1937
* two people standing, farm implement, bonnet
* Central Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.973275,-75.190700 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Robert Laurent page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




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




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




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




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




War Memorial Flagpole
Charles Rudy, 1951
* group of people standing
* Also known as All Wars Memorial to Penn Alumni
* inscription:
The University of Pennsylvania
1740 To her sons who died in the service of their country 1950
A brood of sturdy men who stood for freedom and for truth. -Sir Walter Mitchell, class of 1848.
This memorial presented by Walter H. Annenberg, class of 1931.
* East side of 33rd South of Walnut (across from Smith Walk).
* 39.951375,-75.190180 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+michenermuseum.org's Charles Rudy 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




Firemen
Gerd Utescher, 1964
* small group of people standing, some partial, hatchet, hats
* Wall. West side of Richmond, North of Kirkbride.
* 40.001275,-75.065950 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters




Guardians of Fire
Gerd Utescher, 1964
* small group of people standing, fire
* In front of Engine Company 1. East side of Broad, South of Bainbridge.
* 39.942290,-75.165525 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters




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




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




Three Boys at Play
Harold Kimmelman, 1970
* small people standing
* Wall. South side of the building Starr Garden. West side of 6th between Lombard and South.
* 39.942750,-75.152525 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




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




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




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




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




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




Tackle
Joe Brown, 1976
* big people standing, football, helmets
* Originally on the walkway around Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004. The last picture is from the original location.
* inscription:
Veterans Stadium was home to the Eagles from 1971 through two playoff games in January 2003. Biggest of their 11 playoff games at the Vet was a 20-7 win over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship game before 70,696 roaring fans, January 11, 1981.
The Vet was home to another pro football team, the Philadelphia Stars, of the United States Football League. The Stars played there during the 1983 and 1984 USFL seasons. Included was one playoff game in their initial season.
Seventeen times the Army/Navy college football classic was played at the Vet. The stadium was home to Temple University football, 1974-2002. Among other college teams that made their appearances at the Vet were Notre Dame, Penn State, BYU, Villanova, Florida A&M, Howard University and Delaware State.
* North side of Pattison, East of Broad.
* 39.905440,-75.172125 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




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




First Step
Ken Clark, 1977
* small people standing
* Picariello Playground. Southeast side of Calera Rd., Northeast of Red Lion, past the ball fields.
* 40.080750,-74.989675 [map]




Together Family
Ken Clark, 1977
* people standing
* Hanging from the top of the wall. Northeast of the Northeast corner, Germantown and Sedgwick.
* 40.057460,-75.188050 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour




Children at Play
Peter Rockwell, 1978
* In memory of Ned Wolf
* small people standing, dog
* Lincoln Drive and Wissahickon.
* 40.030025,-75.187250 [map]




Hurry
William King, 1980
* two people standing
* North side of Berks Mall between 12th and 13th.
* 39.981500,-75.154200 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William King page




Family
Timothy Duffield, 1981
* big people standing
* Was on the North side of Market St. between 18th and 19th. Permanently removed by the building's new owners some time in 2016, whereabouts unknown, possibly scrapped.
* 39.953450,-75.170950 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Missing
* See also:
+broadstreetreview.com's article about the piece disappearing
+timothyduffield.com




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




Caring
Ken Clark, 1982
* small people standing
* In a small park on the Southwest corner of Addison and Perth (West and North of 7th and Lombard).
* 39.943725,-75.154635 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour




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




The Point
Rebecca Rose, 1985
* abstract group of parts of people, sports equipment
* High on the South wall. North of the Northwest corner of 26th and Master.
* 39.977350,-75.178325 [map]
* Exhibits: Athletic




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




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




All Saints Sculpture Garden
Syd Carpenter, 1988
* In memory of Mary Gorman and Andrew Nippes
* multiple people, hands and faces
* inscription:
In memory of Mary Gorman (1896-1986) and Andrew Nippes (1918-1987). Two of the Lord's children in transition toward becoming saints.
And there are some who have left no memorial, who have perished as though they had not lived.
But these were persons of mercy whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten

-Sirach 44: 9a, 10
* Courtyard. St. Mary's Hamilton Village. South side of Locust Walk between 39th and 40th. The courtyard can be reached by the walkway on the East side of the church.
* 39.952450,-75.201750 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Syd Carpenter @ swathmore.edu




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




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




Stroll
William King, 1995
* big abstract people strolling
* South Street Footbridge. South between Front and Columbus.
* 39.940850,-75.143150 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William King page




Grow Old Along With Me. The Best is Yet to Be
Charles Parks, 1996 (original installed in Newark)
* group of people standing, fountain
* The much smaller original was commissioned for the Newark Senior Center.
* Plaza. North side of Market, between 39th and 40th.
* 39.957325,-75.200700 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+article describing the original on bluetoad.com
+picture of the original on moroccoworldnews.com
+ wikipedia.org's Charles Parks page




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




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




Addams Family Silhouette
2003
* Reference to the work of Charles Addams
* small people standing, sign
* Originally installed in the courtyard behind the gates.
* Wall. Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall. West side of 36th between Walnut and Locust Walk.
* 39.953000,-75.194950 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Charles Addams bio from westfieldnj.com
+Charles Addams bio from toonpedia.com
+Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall




Riders
William Daniel Travis, 2012
* small people standing
* Both sides of the concourse. Next to the 13th Street MFL Station. Underneath Market between 12th and 13th.
* 39.951950,-75.160700 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+septa.org page for this piece




Declaration of Independence
Tiequn Geng, Dr. Komuro Hiromi, Dr. QiongZhao (Ellen) Schicktanz, John Trumbull, 2017 (installed)
* Full figure reliefs of John Adams, Samuel Adams, Josiah Bartlett, Charles Carroll, Samuel Chase, Abraham Clark, George Clinton, George Clymer, John Dickinson, William Ellery, William Floyd, Benjamin Franklin, Elbridge Gerry, John Hancock, Benjamin Harrison V, Joseph Hewes, Thomas Heyward Jr., William Hooper, Stephen Hopkins, Francis Hopkinson, Samuel Huntington, Thomas Jefferson, Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lewis, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston, Thomas Lynch Jr., Thomas McKean, Arthur Middleton, Lewis Morris, Robert Morris, William Paca, Robert Treat Paine, George Read, Benjamin Rush, Edward Rutledge, Roger Sherman, Richard Stockton, Charles Thomson, George Walton, William Whipple, William Williams, Thomas Willing, James Wilson, John Witherspoon, Oliver Wolcott and George Wythe
* small people, some standing, some sitting, furniture, paper and pens, interior of Independence Hall
* inscription: (partial)
This bronze sculpture replicates John Trumbull's famous painting Declaration of Independence that is displayed in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol. It depicts the presentation of the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress in Independence Hall on June 28, 1776, by the drafting committee, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston (shown seated to the left of the table).
Forty-two of the 56 signers of the Declaration are portrayed; Trumbull originally intended to include the 56 signers, but was unable to obtain likenesses for all of them. He also portrayed five people who did not sign the Declaraion, but who were present on June 28th. Because the Declaration was debated and signed over a period of six to eight weeks, the men shown here were never in Independence Hall at the same time.
The sculpture is a donation from Dr. QiongZhao (Ellen) Schicktanz, a naturalized Asian-American artist, in gratitude for her life as an American Citizen.
* North wall. Museum of the American Revolution. South side of Chestnut, East of 3rd.
* 39.948500,-75.145750 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's page for the original painting
+americangoddessartmuseum.com (Ellen Schicktanz)
+wikipedia.org's John Trumbull page
+wikipedia.org's John Adams page
+wikiedia.org's Samuel Adams page
+wikipedia.org's Josiah Bartlett page
+wikipedia.org's Charles Carroll page
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Chase page
+wikipedia.org's Abraham Clark page
+wikipedia.org's George Clinton page
+wikipedia.org's George Clymer page
+wikipedia.org's John Dickinson page
+wikipedia.org's William Ellery page
+wikipedia.org's William Floyd page
+The Electric Franklin
+wikipedia.org's Elbridge Gerry page
+wikipedia.org's John Hancock page
+wikipedia.org's Benjamin Harrison V page
+wikipedia.org's Joseph Hewes page
+wiki[edia.org's Thomas Heyward Jr. page
+wikipedia.org's William Hooper page
+wikipedia.org's Stephen Hopkins page
+wikipedia.org's Francis Hopkinson page
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Huntington page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Jefferson page
+wikipedia.org's Richard Henry Lee page
+wikipedia.org's Francis Lewis page
+wikipedia.org's Philip Livingston page
+wikipedia.org's Robert R. Livingston page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Lynch Jr. page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas McKean page
+wikipedia.org's Arthur Middleton page
+wikipedia.org's Lewis Morris page
+wikipedia.org's Robert Morris page
+wikipedia.org's William Paca page
+wikipedia.org's Robert Treat Paine page
+wikipedia.org's George Read page
+wikipedia.org's Benjamin Rush page
+wikipedia.org's Edward Rutledge page
+wikipedia.org's Roger Sherman page
+wikipedia.org's Richard Stockton page
+wikipedia.org's Charles Thomson page
+wikipedia.org's George Walton page
+wikipedia.org's William Whipple page
+wikipedia.org's William Williams page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Willing page
+wikipedia.org's James Wilson page
+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page
+wikipedia.org's Oliver Wolcott page
+wikipedia.org's George Wythe page
+amrevmuseum.org




24th and Poplar Mosaic
Isaiah Zagar
* abstract partial people, pair of people, fish
* inscription: This is the day the lord hath made
* Wall. Southeast corner, 24th and Poplar.
* 39.972175,-75.175850 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




John Nepomucene Neumann (Shrine)
* Statue of John Nepomucene Neumann
* small standing people, symbols
* inscription:
Front of the statue:
Blessed John Neumann C. SS. R.
Fourth Bishop of Philadephia
Side of the statue:
In memory of Joanne Swiggard [or Swiccard]
Plaque on the base:
"Give Me Holiness"
John N. Neumann
Born March 28, 1811
Ordained Priest June 25, 1836
Became a Redemptorist January 16, 1842
Consecrated Bishop, March 25, 1852
Died January 5, 1860
Declared Heroic in Virtue December 11, 1921
Declared Blessed October 13, 1963
Canonized June 19, 1977
* Outside the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann. South side of Girard, East of 5th.
* 39.97000,-75.144700 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's John Nepomucene Neumann page
+The National Shrine of Saint John Neumann




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




Bath
1500 - 1600 (approximate)
* small standing people, plants, musical instruments, goblet
* West end of the Azalea Garden. Kelly Drive, West of 26th.
* 39.968950,-75.184300 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour




Religious Liberty
Moses Jacob Ezekiel, 1876
* big standing people, liberty cap, eagle, serpent, flame, the Constitution
* Was half a block North on 5th. Moved late 2010. The first two pictures are from the current location. The rest are from the previous location.
* inscription:
Plinth:
Dedicated to the people of the United States by the order B'nai B'rith and Israelites of America in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of American Independence.
Plaque:
Commissioned by B'nai B'rith for the United States Centenial, "Religious Liberty" was dedicated in Fairmount Park on Thanksgiving Day in 1876.
Carved in Rome from a single block of carrara marble, the statue was executed by Sir Moses Ezekiel, an American Jewish sculptor.
The monument was rededicated by B'nai B'rith International for this nation's Bicentennial in 1976.
The allegorical group represents liberty protecting religious freedom. The female figure wears the liberty cap bordered by thirteen stars for each of the original American colonies. In her left hand, she holds the constitution of the United States the legal document by which freedom is guaranteed to all citizens.
Religion is personified by a youth standing beside the figure of Liberty, whose outstretched arm extends over him protectively. His right hand reaches toward her, while in his left, he holds the inextinguishable flame of faith.
At the base of the group is an American eagle crushing a serpent in its talons, signifying the triumph of American democracy over the tyranny of intolerance and oppression.
The monument was relocated to Independence Mall and rededicated on May 4, 1986 in an historic joint venture between B'nai B'rith International and the National Museum of American Jewish History.
From this site, the statue proclaims in harmony with the Liberty Bell only steps away, a resounding message of religious liberty for all peoples.
* In front of the National Museum of American Jewish History. Southeast corner, 5th and Market.
* 39.950350,-75.148825 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:
+Max Buten's first picture of this piece
+Max Buten's second picture of this piece
+Max Buten's third picture of this piece
+jewishvirtuallibrary.org's Moses Jacob Ezekiel page
+National Museum of American Jewish History




Franz Schubert
Henry Baerer, 1891
* Bust of Franz Schubert
* head, people standing, cherubs, musical instruments, plants
* inscription: Grand Prize awarded to the German Singers of Philadelphia Newark, N.J. 4-8ten Juli 1891
* In the middle of the East end loop of the Horticulture Center. Horticulture Drive, East of Belmont.
* 39.983550,-75.209125 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+askart.com's Henry Baerer page
+wikipedia.org's Franz Schubert 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




Stephen Girard
John Massey Rhind, 1897
* Statue of Stephen Girard
* standing person, groups of people, hats, buildings, ship, anchor, plants, barrels, rope, parasol
* inscription:
front:
1750-1831
Mariner and Merchant
back:
Philadelphia's greatest philanthropist
Erected by the alumni of Girard College and the people of this city and commonwealth, 1897
* Behind the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966350,-75.182350 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1912 picture of this piece outside City Hall
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page
+ushistory.org's Stephen Girard page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




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




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




Africa, America, Asia, Europe
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1920 (approximate)
* standing people, headgear, weapons, bowl or basket
* Gate posts. Lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949450,-75.190800 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




Civil War Soldiers Memorial
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, 1921
* big stele, group of people, standing people, angel, hats, weapons, flag, eagle, horse
* The last picture is of the reference to this piece from the mural at 12th and Walnut
* inscription:
front top: One country, one Constitution, one destiny.
front bottom: Each for himself gathered up the cherished purposes of life, its aims and ambitions, its dearest affections, and flung all with life itself into the scale of battle.
back: Donaldson, The Peninsula, Antietem, Murfreesborg, Chancelorsville, Gettysburg, Chickanagua, Chattanooga, Petersburg, Atlanta, Appomatox, 1861-1865
* North side of the Parkway, West of 20th.
* 39.959650,-75.172650 [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




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




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




The Birth of a Nation
Henry Kreis, 1943
* Quote from George Washington
* cannon, group of people standing, eagle, idea
* inscription:
front:
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unaliable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
-Declaration of Independence
back:
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply as finally staked on the experiment intrusted to the hands of the American people.
-First Inaugural of George Washington
A Nation is Formed
* South Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.972750,-75.190490 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+medallicartcollector.com's Henry Kreis page
+wikipedia.org's George Washington page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




Pennsylvania Railroad World War II Memorial
Walker Hancock, 1952
* big vertical people (one winged)
* inscription:
front:
In memory of the men and women of the Pennsylvania Railroad who laid down their lives for our country 1941-1945.
back:
That all travelers here may remember those of the Pennsylvania Railroad who did not return from the Second World War.
* Main lobby. 30th Street Station. North side of Market between 29th and 30th.
* 39.955635,-75.181575 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+Prominently displayed in the movie Witness
+wikipedia.org's Walker Hancock page
+wikipedia.org's 30th Street Station page




Antillean Couple
Agustin Cardenas, 1957
* big abstract standing people
* Southwest corner 36th and Sansom.
* 39.953850,-75.194780 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Agustin Cardenas page




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




Children Playing
Sarala Ruth Pinto, 1969
* small abstract standing people, balls
* Palmer Playground. Northeast side of Comly between Decatur and Thornton.
* 40.095190,-74.989775 [map]




Two Athletes
Joe Brown, 1969
* big vertical people
* Was on the West side of Broad, just North of Montgomery. The building it was in front of has been expanded and now covers the space where it was
* 39.980800,-75.157650 [map]
* Exhibits: Athletic, Missing
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




Family
Neil Lieberman, 1970 (approximate)
* abstract standing people
* pictures have been retouched to remove some of the white paint
* Wall. Ford Recreation Center. North side of Snyder between 6th and 7th.
* 39.922950,-75.157600 [map]
* On the South Philly tour




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




Venus and Mars
Robert Ranieri, 1975
* Representation of Mars and Venus
* abstract standing people
* Was on the East side of Broad, between Oxford and Cecil B. Moore. The block was flattened some time around October, 2010.
* Exhibits: Missing, Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mars page
+pantheon.org's Venus page




Firemen in Action
Harold Kimmelman, 1976
* small standing and running people wearing helmets, fire-fighting equipment
* Wall. Northwest corner, 6th and South.
* 39.942075,-75.152400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Gargoyles
Peter Rockwell, 1980
* snake, group of people (heads)
* Schuylkill Park. North side of Pine at Taney.
* 39.948100,-75.183300 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles




The Family
Harold Kimmelman, 1982
* small standing people
* Plaza/courtyard/walkway. Pennsport Mall. East side of Moyamensing between Moore and McClellan.
* 39.925425,-75.150725 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Eugene Ormandy
1983 (Guess. Year of hotel construction)
* Tribute to Eugene Ormandy
* partial people, conductor's baton, podium
* Wall. Outside the Ormandy Ballroom. East side of Broad, South of Locust.
* 39.947385,-75.164450 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Eugene Ormandy page




Three Figures
Joseph C. Bailey, 1984
* small standing people, nurse's hat
* Courtyard. Jones Memorial Nursing Home. Northwest corner, 10th and Wallace.
* 39.964250,-75.154150 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: African American




Indian Land Commemorative
Bob Hazous, 1988 - 1995
* big abstract standing people, birds
* On the traffic island next to Penn Treaty Park. Delaware and Marlborough.
* 39.966800,-75.129400 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+Bob Hazous exhibit at the Institute of American Indian Arts
+Bob Hazous interview at thephotographyinstitute.org
+Friends of Penn Treaty Park
+Penn Treaty Park Historical Plaques




Tierra
Sidney Goodman, 1990 - 1995
* standing person, group of babies, detached face
* Pieces on the grounds tend to move over time
* Grounds of Woodmere Art Museum. Corner of Germantown Avenue and Bells Mill Road.
* 40.082550,-75.219700 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+sidneygoodmanestate.com
+Woodmere Art Museum




Eight Figures
Arlene Love, 2001 (approximate installation; 1980, approximate completion)
* standing people
* Visible from the North side of Spruce. If the building is open you may be able to see them up close.
* Over the Spruce Street entrance. Kimmel Center. South side of Spruce, West of Broad.
* 39.947000,-75.165525 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+arlenelove.com
+Kimmel Center




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




Cobbs Creek Constellation
Elisabeth Nickles, 2011
* abstract, mostly vertical people
* Whole structure. 63rd Street MFL Station. 63rd and Market.
* 39.962700,-75.246765 [map]
* See also:
+SEPTA's page for this piece
+elisabethnickles.com
+wikipedia.org's 63rd Street Station page




Napoli Pizza
Isaiah Zagar, 2011
* big abstract partial people, hats
* Walls. East side of 7th, North of Carpenter.
* 39.937140,-75.154880 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




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




Lips
Franz West, 2012
* big abstract standing people
* Was in the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden on Art Museum Drive. Removed November 2015 and returned to the West Foundation in Vienna. The Museum now says it was a temporary loan, but the original article on the Museum's site said "Created specifically for the Gardenís Lower Terrace, Lips (2012) is the last commission West realized prior to his untimely death in July of 2012 and will serve as a testament to the powerful legacy of the artistís influential work."
* 39.967275,-75.181900 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Franz West page




Walk Together Forever
statues.com, 2013
* Statue of Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent
* small standing people, hockey equipment, Stanley Cup
* Located in an outdoor seating area. It may be difficult to see up close.
* inscription:
Since their inception in 1967, the Flyers have always done everything possible to put a winning team on the ice. That work ethic was rewarded on May 19, 1974 when the Flyers defeated the Boston Bruins in six games to become the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. The Flyers then repeated the feat on May 27, 1975 with a six game series win over the Buffalo Sabres.
On both occasions, Flyers greats Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent accepted the Stanley Cup for the Flyers and began the on-ice celebration. Those moments are immortalized with this statue, which honors all of those who made the Broad Street Bullies a legendary part of Philadelphia Flyers history and forever cemented their spot in hockey lore.
* In front of Xfinity Live. Southwest corner, 11th and Pattison.
* 39.904600,-75.169100 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+statues.com
+wikipedia.org's Bobby Clarke page
+wikipedia.org's Bernie Parent page
+xfinitylive.com




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




Schell Street Walls
Isaiah Zagar, 1996
* big abstract designs, plants, partial people, hats, tableware, words
* Walls. Both sides of Schell between South and Bainbridge.
* 39.942400,-75.156694 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Philadelphia Korean War Memorial
2002
* Letter from Kim Dae-jung
* emblems and historical text, map, pictures of people, free-standing walls, relief busts, headgear
* a row of ground-mounted plaques (in the last four pictures) has been added on the North side of the piece since the original installation
* 38th Parallel Place (near Front, Dock, and Spruce).
* 39.944910,-75.143450 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Philadelphia Korean War Memorial website
+wikipedia.org's Kim Dae-jung page




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




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




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




Thorfinn Karlsefni
Einar Jonsson, 1918
* Statue of Thorfinn Karlsefni
* standing person, helmet, sword and shield, carved people, words
* inscription:
Following Leaf Ericson's discovery of North America in 1003, Thorfinn Karlsefni, with 165 men and 35 women established a settlement which lasted 3 years, and his son Snorri was born in North America.
Lief Ericson society of Pennsylvania
Scandanavian Craft Club of Philadelphia
October 9, 1976
* Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.970190,-75.190050 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+The Einar Jonsson Museum
+wikipedia.org's Thorfinn Karlsefni 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




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




Clothespin
Claes Oldenburg, 1976
* big clothespin, abstract standing people
* The sculpture is an elongated version of Brancusi's Kiss.
* Top of the concourse stairs. North side of Market at 15th.
* 39.952400,-75.16570 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Travis Truman's picture of this piece
+oldenburgvanbruggen.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




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




Nuevo Fuego/New Fire
2006
* sun face, standing people, hats
* The picture is of the sculptural elements. There is a painted mural above them.
* Wall. North side of Girard at Germantown (West of 2nd).
* 39.969790,-75.140360 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




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




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




Warwick Hotel
1925
* small crest, helmet, urn with standing people, goat heads, lion heads, human heads, winged people, birds
* Walls. West side of 17th, North of Locust and North side of Locust, West of 17th.
* 39.948940,-75.169800 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




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




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




Finding Mantua
Lars Hokanson, Felix St. Fort, 2008
* small cars, buildings, trees, standing people
* West wall. Charles L. Durham Branch Library. Southeast corner, 34th and Haverford.
* 39.963900,-75.191525 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* See also:
+freelibrary.org's Charles L. Durham Branch 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




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




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