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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




Benjamin Franklin
* Portrait of Benjamin Franklin
* big head
* Originally part of a Franklin Court Motor Lodge sign on the Northeast corner of 22nd and Pennsylvania/Hamilton. Franklin's head outlived the rest of the sign by over ten years, but not the demolition of the building in June, 2008.
* Wall.
* Exhibits: Missing, Unidentified
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler
* Bas-relief bust of Smedley D. Butler
* small head and upper torso
* inscription:
United States Marine Corps
Director of
Public Safety
Philadelphia
January 7, 1924
December 23, 1925
He enforced the law impartially
He defended it courageously
He proved incorruptible
* Interior. North Pavilion of City Hall. South side of JFK at Broad.
* 39.952950,-75.163500 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Smedley Butler page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin
* Memorial to Benjamin Franklin
* small head
* inscription:
The last resting place of Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790
"Venerated for benevolence, admired for talent, esteemed for patriotism, beloved for philanthropy"
-Washington
"The sage whom two worlds claimed as their own."
-Mirabeua
"He tore from the skies the lightning and from tyrants the sceptre"
-Turgot

* Fencepost. South side of Arch, just East of 5th.
* 39.952450,-75.148250 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+findagrave.com's Benjamin Franklin page
+The Electric Franklin




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




Morgan's Jazz Night Club Sign
* partial people, musical instruments, sign
* Front wall. North side of Price, just East of Germantown.
* 40.037125,-75.175150 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified, African American




Pennsylvania Railroad Memorial Plaques
* Memorials to William Wallace Atterbury, George Gibbs and John Edgar Thomson
* small heads, trains
* inscription:
1866-1935
William Wallace Atterbury
Tenth President of The Pennsylvania Railroad
Director General of Transportation of American Expeditionary Forces - World War I.
Friend of Labor - Pioneer in collective bargaining
Servant of the American people in war and peace
With courage and foresight he introduced electrification in to the railroad's system
1861 - 1940
George Gibbs
Consulting Engineer
Whose vision and tenacity of purpose led to the development of the
Pennsylvania Railroad's articulated electric locomotive class GG1
placed in operation 1934
and contributed so much to the advancement of the art of electric railroad transportation
1808 - 1874
J. Edgar Thomson
Father of the Pennsylvania Railroad
First Chief Engineer - Third President
He planned the railroad's present system
He left his fortune in trust for the education and maintenance of female orphans of railway employees whose fathers may have been killed in the discharge of their duties
* Interior. North waiting area 30th Street Station. Northeast corner, 30th and Market.
* 39.955975,-75.181950 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William Wallace Atterbury page
+wikipedia.org's John Edgar Thomson page
+wikipedia.org's 30th Street Station page




Unidentified
* abstract mosaic, heads
* Wall. Northeast corner of Vernon Park. West side of Germantown, North of Chelten.
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+ushistory.org's Vernon Park tour page




Unidentified Heads
* small heads
* Low on the wall. South side of Locust, West of 20th.
* 39.949400,-75.174625 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified




William Penn's Prayer for Philadelphia 1684
* relief bust of, and quote from, William Penn
* small head
* inscription:
"And thou, Philadelphia, the virgin settlement
of this province - named before thou were born -
what love, what care, what service and what
travail there have been to bring thee forth
and to preserve thee from such as would abuse
and defile thee.
Oh that thou mayest be kept from the evil
that would overwhelm thee; that faithful
to the God of thy mercies, in the life of
righteousness, thou mayest be preserved to
the end.
My soul prays to God for thee that thou
mayest stand in the day of trial, that thy
children may be blest and thy people saved
by his power."
Erected by the Colonial Dames of America
Chapter II Philadelphia
Elise Willing Balch Memorial Fund
* Wall. South side of the East pavilion near the courtyard, City Hall. Market at Juniper.
* 39.952325,-75.163175 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Greek Revival Fence
John Haviland, 1822
* Faces of Dionysus
* small faces, abstract ironwork
* Gate and fence. St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. West side of 8th between Spruce and Locust.
* 39.946300,-75.154725 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+article from phillyhistory.org
+wikipedia.org's John Haviland page
+wikipedia.org's Dionysus page
+saintgeorgecathedral.org




Saint Mark's Gargoyles
1851
* small heads with headgear
* Walls. Saint Mark's Church. North side of Locust between 16th and 17th.
* 39.948825,-75.168350 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+Saint Mark's Church




Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
1874 (from cornerstone)
* small heads, headgear
* Walls. Trinity Memorial. Southwest corner, 22nd and Spruce.
* 39.948550,-75.177975 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+Trinity Center for Urban Life




Quaker City National Bank Entrance
1888 - 1892
* heads, headgear
* This appears to be only 1/3 of the original building.
* Entrance. North side of Chestnut between 7th and 8th.
* 39.949570,-75.153120 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




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




Drexel University Main Building Entrance
1890 - 1891
* Busts of Aesculapius, Johann Sebastian Bach, Christopher Columbus, Michael Faraday, Galileo, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt, Thomas Jefferson, Michelangelo, Moses, Isaac Newton, Raphael, William Shakespeare and William of Sens
* small heads, standing angel
* These busts in niches go all the way around the inside of the arch, including two that are looking straight down. Moses and Aesculapius are on either side of the angel on the front.
* Entrance. Main Building, Drexel University. North side of Chestnut, just East of the 32nd Street walkway.
* 39.953850,-75.187000 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphia buildings.org's page for the building
+wikipedia.org's Aesculapius page
+wikipedia.org's Johann Sebastian Bach page
+wikipedia.org's Christopher Columbus page
+ideafinder.com's Michael Faraday page
+The Galileo Project @ Rice University
+wikipedia.org's Goethe page
+wikipedia.org's Alexander von Humboldt page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Jefferson page
+wikipedia.org's Michelangelo page
+wikipedia.org's Isaac Newton page
+wikipedia.org's Raphael page
+wikipedia.org's William Shakespeare page
+biography of William of Sens
+Drexel University




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




Charles Lennig
John J. Boyle, 1900
* Representation of Charles Lennig
* head and upper torso
* Southwest corner of College Hall. North of Spruce, West of 34th.
* 39.951300,-75.194210 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+askart.com's John J. Boyle page




Broad Street Ministry Gargoyles
1901
* small faces, dragons
* Whole building. Broad Street Ministry. East side of Broad between Spruce and Pine.
* 39.946150,-75.164750 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building
+Broad Street Ministry




Mother Bethel Plaque
1901
* Bas-relief bust of Richard Allen
* small head
* inscription:
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Founded on this site 1787 by Richard Allen (a former slave)
This ground purchased by Richard Allen for a church is the oldest parcel of real estate owned continuously by negroes in the United States. This congregation is the world's oldest African Methodist Episcopal Church congreation. The first church (1787) was an abandoned blacksmith shop, hauled to this place by the teams of Richard Allen who was elected a Bishop in 1810.
"We all went out of the church (Old St. George's Methodist Church) in a body" and "they were no more plagued with us in their church."
-Richard Allen
May our God continue to bless Mother Bethel and all her children now scattered throughout the world bringing faith and hope to millions of weary souls.
Ring the bells of freedom throughout the world
"Rise, shine, give God the glory for the year of jubilee."
October 1901 [could be 1961]
* Near the entrance. Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. East side of 6th, North of Lombard.
* 39.943375,-75.151935 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Exhibits: Religious, African American
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Richard Allen page
+Mother Bethel AME Church




Joseph Haydn
Idusch and Son, 1906 (presented as an award)
* Bust of Joseph Haydn
* head
* inscription: Grand Prize awarded to the United Singers of Philadelphia
* Southeast corner of the East end loop of the Horticulture Center. Horticulture Drive, East of Belmont.
* 39.983040,-75.208625 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Joseph Haydn page




Towne Building Face
1906 (year of building)
* small face
* Entrance. West side of 33rd between Smith Walk and Walnut.
* 39.951550,-75.190450 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: New, Gargoyles
* See also:
+upenn.edu page for the building




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




Manufacturers Club
1911
* small partial winged people, fruit
* South wall. Northwest corner, Broad and Walnut.
* 39.949500,-75.164525 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




Rittenhouse Square Fountain
Paul Philippe Cret, 1913
* small head, turtles, insects, snail, otter?, fountain
* Center of Rittenhouse Square. Southwest from 18th and Walnut.
* 39.949290,-75.171740 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+The Paul Philippe Cret Collection at upenn.edu
+wikipedia.org's Rittenhouse Square page




Horned Face
1914
* small head
* Entrance. North side of Locust Walk just East of 36th.
* 39.952025,-75.194660 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour




The Rob Morris Entrance
1914
* small heads, plants
* Entrance. North side of Arch Street, just West of 17th.
* 39.955125,-75.168200 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




J. William White
R. Tait McKenzie, 1922
* Bas-relief bust of J. William White
* small head, hat, eyeglasses
* inscription:
Surgeon Teacher Author Athlete
1850-1916
Leader in beautifying Rittenhouse Square
1913-1915
* Between the Southeast entrance and the center of Rittenhouse Square. West of 18th, South of Locust.
* 39.949240,-75.171690 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Medical
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's R. Tait McKenzie page
+upenn.edu's Guide to the J. William White Papers (with biography)
+Article about the J. William White Collection
+wikipedia.org's Rittenhouse Square page




St. Stephen Community House
1923
* Relief bust of Saint Stephen
* head, cross, roses
* Wall. St. Stephen's Church. Ludlow East of 10th (just North of 10th and Chestnut).
* 39.950700,-75.156350 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+wikipedia.org's Saint Stephen page
+ststephensphl.org
+lanterntheater.org




Barbelin Hall Gargoyles
1927
* including heads of Felix Barbelin, James Ryder and Burchard Villiger
* small partial people, hats, cat, bat-like creature, books, saxaphone
* the builder is John McShain, but there's no record of him being the gargoyle carver
* All over the building. Saint Joseph's University. City Line, West of 54th.
* 39.995250,-75.237950 [map]
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+Gargoyle Hunter page for this piece
+sjuhawknews.com article about this piece with pictures
+wikipedia.org's Felix Barbalin page
+Saint Joseph's University




Gargoyles
1927
* small heads
* Fire station wall. South corner, Foulkrod and Darrah.
* 40.017000,-75.081340 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters, Gargoyles




Art Museum North Faces
1928
* faces, crowns
* There are two faces on the North side of the Museum. The first is over a large empty niche where Art Museum Drive meets 25th and Kelly. The next is over the service entrance just up the hill.
* Walls. North side of the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966200,-75.180150 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Art Museum Student Entrance Face
1928
* face, crown
* Above the student entrance. Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive at the Spring Garden Bridge.
* 39.965150,-75.182050 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Carnell Hall
1928
* small heads
* Both sides of the door. East side of Broad, North of Montgomery.
* 39.980425,-75.157075 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+Gerry Wilkinson's Carnell Hall page




Silas Weir Mitchell
R. Tait McKenzie, 1928 (also possibly 1915-1917)
* Bas-relief bust of Silas Weir Mitchell
* small head
* I could not find a date on the piece itself. The building is listed as being built in 1928. The McKenzie catalog lists a Silas Weir Mitchell relief bust "1915, 1917" and it's not clear whether that's an indication of a range or two different pieces.
* inscription:
On this spot stood
the house of
S. Weir Mitchell
Physician - Physiologist
Poet - Man of Letters
He taught us the use of rest for the nervous
He created "Hugh Wynne"
He pictured for us "The Red City" in which
he lived and labored from 1829 until 1914
Erected by the Franklin Inn of which he was the first president
* Wall. 1524 Walnut.
* 39.949650,-75.167150 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Medical
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's R. Tait McKenzie page
+whonamedit.com's Silas Weir Mitchell page




Rodin Museum Fountain
Paul Philippe Cret, 1929
* small head, fountain
* In front of the Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961750,-75.174150 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+The Paul Philippe Cret Collection at upenn.edu
+Rodin Museum




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




General George G. Meade Public School
Irwin T. Catharine, 1936
* School named for George Gordon Meade
* partial standing people, lamps
* East entrance. Gen. George G. Meade School. West side of 18th, North of Oxford.
* 39.978350,-75.164650 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Irwin T. Catharine page
+wikipedia.org's George Meade page
+wikipedia.org George Meade School page




Thomas Sovereign Gates
Evelyn Beatrice Longman Batchelder, 1941
* Bust of Thomas Sovereign Gates
* small head
* inscription:
1873-1948
University of Pennsylvania
Alumnus Class of 1893
Trustee 1921-1948
President 1930-1944
Chairman 1944-1948
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
President 1914-1918
* Niche in the wall. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. South side of Spruce, West of 34th..
* 39.950500,-75.194350 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Evelyn Beatrice Longman page
+Penn Archives Thomas Sovereign Gates page




Roll of Honor
1956
* small head, upper body and arm, hat, police call box
* inscription:
Police Department
City of Philadelphia
In grateful memory of those who gave their lives in performance of their duty
* Courtyard (Southeast corner). City Hall. Market, West of Juniper.
* 39.952250,-75.163325 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




The Hand and Eye of God
J. Wallace Kelly, 1959
* eye and hand, tools
* The title is from the James A. Michener Art Museum's web site. Public Art in Philadelphia says "Titles Unknown."
* Stair Posts. North Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.974550,-75.191400 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+michenermuseum.org's J. Wallace Kelly Page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
1966 (date of building, mosaics are later)
* Mosaics of Jesus and Pope John Paul II
* partial people, keys and other symbols
* inscription:
His Holiness
Pope John Paul II
Visited this Cathedral
4 October 1979
* Entrance. Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. West side of Franklin between Brown and Poplar (Franklin is one block East of 8th).
* 39.966325,-75.150050 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Pope John Paul II page
+Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral




Benjamin Franklin in Fireman's Hat
Dexter Jones, 1968
* Head of Benjamin Franklin
* big head, hat
* Wall. North side of Arch, East of 4th.
* 39.952425,-75.146450 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




John J. Carlin Tablet
1968 (approximate)
* Relief bust of John J. Carlin
* small head, eyeglasses
* inscription:
This tablet was erected by
oarsmen of the rowing world
in honor of
John J. Carlin
1896 - 1968
Circa 1914-1968
He was a man dedicated to the amateur sport of rowing and devoted 54 years to its development and leadership encompassing
All phases:- schoolboy, club, college, national, international, and olympic.
Treasurer - Schoolboy R.A. of A.
President - Fairmount R.A.
Coach - University of Pennsylvania
Commodore - Schuylkill Navy
Chairman - Gold Cup Committee
President - N.A.A.O.
Chairman - U.S. Olympic and Pan-Am Rowing Committee
Continental Representative of F.I.S.A.
Oarsmen of the past, present, and future have and will benefit from his vigor and zeal.
* Wall. Reviewing Stands. River side of Kelly Drive.
* 39.985900,-75.201985 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour




Lincoln the Lawyer
Emil Seletz, 1968
* Bust of Abraham Lincoln
* head
* inscription:
Presented by
Emil Seletz, M.D. "32" Sculptor
Josepha Seletz, M.D. "76"
Jimmy Seletz, J.D.
Dedicated to
Marvin Wachman, President
* In front of the Temple University Law School. East side of Broad, South of Montgomery.
* 39.979890,-75.157350 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+Cyber Museum of Neurosurgery Emil Seletz Gallery
+wikipedia.org's Abraham Lincoln page




Russell Conwell
Boris Blai, 1968
* Bust of Russell Conwell
* big head
* Conwell and his wife, Sarah S. Conwell, are buried behind the sculpture
* inscription: Russell H. Conwell, Founder of Temple University, 1843-1925
* Conwell's burial site. Founder's Garden. East side of Liacouras Walk, just South of Berks Mall.
* 39.981350,-75.155700 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+findagrave.com entry for this piece
+Temple University Libraries: Boris Blai Personal Papers
+wikipedia.org's Russell Conwell page




Stone Bas Reliefs
1968
* face, plants
* Wall. East side of 7th between Pine and Addison.
* 39.943900,-75.153450 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour




St. Mary's School Doors
1970
* Partial representations of John Adams, John Carroll, Katherine Drexel, Michael Francis Egan, Robert Harding and George Washington
* small partial people, hats, staff, ship, weapons, crosses
* Visible through the gate. Designed to echo the stained glass doors. The reference to Katherine Drexel is from the school's website.
* North entrance. St. Mary Interparochial School. South side of Locust, East of 5th.
* 39.946080,-75.149510 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: New, Religious, War
* See also:
+saintmary.us page about the stained glass
+wikipedia.org's John Adams page
+wikipedia.org's John Carroll page
+wikipedia.org's Katherine Drexel page
+wikipedia.org's Michael Francis Egan page
+wikipedia.org's George Washington page
+saintmarys.us




The Funder
Tonnie Jones, 1971
* parts of people, unidentified creature, serpent, ankh
* The funder of this piece was the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority
* Christina Place, North of Haverford between 46th and 48th.
* 39.962800,-75.214900 [map]
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+picture of similiar piece by the artist at negroartist.com, used to confirm attribution




Two Hands
Joseph J. Greenberg, Jr., 1973
* hands
* South side of Powelton, East of 40th (Northeast corner of the apartment complex), completely surrounded by a tree.
* 39.959075,-75.201275 [map]
* On the Powelton tour




Charles E. Schaeffer, D.D., S.T.D.
1975
* Plaque with bas relief bust of Charles E. Schaeffer
* small head and shoulders
* inscription:
Charles E. Schaeffer, D.D., S.T.D.
1867-1966
In grateful appreciation of his loyal and distinguished service to the Old First Evangelical and Reformed Church and for his Christian service in the church-at-large, distinguishing himself as General Secretary of the Board for Home Missions from 1908-1941.
He served in various capacities over the years at home and abroad in the Reformed Church and was a staunch supporter of the present United Church of Christ. Therefore this garden is dedicated in his honor on October 26, 1975.
* East inside front garden wall. Old First Reformed. South side of Race, East of 4th.
* 39.954000,-75.145815 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+oldfirstucc.org




Face Fragment
Arlene Love, 1976
* big face fragment
* In front of the Monell Chemical Sciences Center. South side of Market between 34th and 36th (35th Street doesn't intersect Market).
* 39.955900,-75.193150 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+arlenelove.com




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




National Shrine of Saint John Neumann Entrance Plaques
1979 (best guess based on 1979 commemoration)
* bas-relief busts of Pope John Paul II and John Nepomucene Neumann
* small heads
* inscription:
left:
St. John N. Neumann
C. SS. R.
Fourth Bisop of Philadelphia
1852-1860
right:
Remberance of
the visit of
Pope John Paul II
to the National Shrine
of St. John Neumann
October 4, 1979
* Either side of the entrance. National Shrine of Saint John Neumann. Southest corner 5th and Girard.
* 39.97000,-75.144850 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Pope John Paul II page
+wikipedia.org's John Nepomucene Neumann page
+The National Shrine of Saint John Neumann




Pope John Paul II
1980
* Commemorative plaque with bust of Pope John Paul II
* small head
* Was on the West side of the circle. Removed during the 2005 renovation and replaced on the East side.
* inscription:
This plaque commemerates the site where his holiness
Pope John Paul II celebrated mass and proclaimed his message of peace and love to the people of Philadelphia and the nation October 9, 1979
Presented by the Philadelphia Chapter, Knights of Columbus October 9, 1980
* Northeast entrance of the circle. Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.958100,-75.170100 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Pope John Paul II page
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




University of Pennsylvania Class of 1930 Plaque
1980
* Bas relief bust of Benjamin Franklin
* small head, seal of the University of Pennsylvania
* inscription: Benjamin Franklin
1706-1790
The class of 1930 at its 50th Reunion honors Benjamin Franklin founder of the University of Pennsylvania which began at this site in 1749 and which in 1779 became the first University in this nation. We recognize the growth of our beloved institution from small beginning to world renown. May our fellow men note our affection for the University and our respect for its architect.
* Wall. West side of 4th, just South of Arch.
* 39.952250,-75.146900 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




Walt Whitman
Leonard Baskin, 1981
* Bust of Walt Whitman
* head
* In front of Whitman Plaza. 4th and Oregon.
* 39.914700,-75.156260 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+Leonard Baskin page @ rmichelson.com
+wikipedia.org's Walt Whitman page




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




Dr. Hideyo Noguchi
1988
* Partial statue of Hideyo Noguchi
* small head, torso, and arm, beaker
* Was on the South side of Market, West of 36th. Was not there 7/24/2005.
* inscription:
Dr. Hideyo Noguchi, 1876-1928. Born in Fukushima, Japan. Studied at the University of Pennsylvania (1900-1904) and dedicated his life to medical research. He died of yellow fever in Africa.
Donated by District 265 Kyoto-Joyo Rotary Club.
* Exhibits: Medical, Missing, Unidentified
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Hideyo Noguchi page




Riverwalk
Andrew Liecester, 1990
* heads, standing people, horses, fish, mermaids
* Most of this piece has disappeared. Only the part in the first picture with the small human heads remains.
* Pier 3, North of Market and Penn's Landing.
* 39.950125,-75.140500 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Missing




Starman in the Ancient Garden
Brower Hatcher, 1990
* big face, architectural elements
* The first two pictures are of the piece in its original configuration. The second two pictures were taken after 2002 when the plaza was leveled and partially converted to a driveway, most of the Ancient Garden elements were removed, and the Starman was moved closer to the Walnut Street sidewalk and surrounded by concrete bumper posts.
* Plaza. Wills Eye Hospital. Southeast corner, 9th and Walnut.
* 39.948150,-75.155550 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+Brower Hatcher's midoceanstudio.com
+Wills Eye Hospital




Alder Street Walls
Isaiah Zagar, 1991
* big abstract partial people, words
* Walls. Alder Street South of South (between 10th and 11th).
* 39.942600,-75.159175 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Big Ben at Franklin Town
Alexander L. Generalis, Tom Miles, 1992
* Bust of Benjamin Franklin
* big head, eyeglasses, lightning bolts, arch, kite, implied keys
* The eight seat-sized posts each have a letter inscribed on top, spelling out FRANKLIN.
* Bridge over I-676. 17th and Vine.
* 39.958450,-75.167100 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




Paul J. Gutman Library Gargoyles
1992
* small heads, buildings as hats
* Library walls. North side of School House Lane, East of Henry Ave..
* 40.022375,-75.191350 [map]
* On the Philadelphia University Campus tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+Paul J. Gutman Library page at philau.edu




Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Isaiah Zagar, 1994 - 2013 (ongoing)
* big abstract partial people, plates, dishes, cups, bottles, bicycle parts, words
* Large portions are visible from the sidewalk. See the website for admission information.
* Courtyard/garden. South side of South between 10th and 11th.
* 39.942825,-75.159400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




St. Rita of Cascia Medallion
1995 (approximate)
* Relief portrait of Saint Rita of Cascia
* small head covered
* Top of the alley gate. National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia. West side of Broad, South of Ellsworth.
* 39.936225,-75.167400 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia




Column Court
Lawrence D. McEwen, Architects, 1997
* hands, world map, peace sign, hearts, standing person, music and musical instruments, food, plants
* Children's Park in Chestnut Hill. Germantown and Southampton.
* 40.074650,-75.203700 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Peace and Love
* See also:
+mcewenarch.com's page for this piece
+llra.net's page for the park including pictures of this piece
+Lawrence D. McEwen, Architects
+thechildrenspark.org




Hawthorne Center Hands
Lynn Denton, 1997
* hand prints, names
* East Wall. Hawthorne Cultural Center. West side of 12th, South of Carpenter.
* 39.938350,-75.162925 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+philly.com article that mentions this piece
+lynnbdenton.com
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton
+hecphilly.org Hawthorne Cultural Center page




Gatekeepers
Andrea Zamel, 1998
* big hand, book
* A collaborative project with Penn and University City High School students, it was located on the West side of 36th, North of Market, at the Southwest corner of the High School, which was torn down in 2015
* inscription: Knowledge is Power
* 39.957350,-75.194225 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing, African American
* See also:
+andreazamel.com




Sun Ra
Josey Stamm, 2000
* Mosaic including depiction and symbols of Sun Ra
* big partial people, musical instruments, sun and Saturn
* Retaining wall. North end of Vernon Park. East side of Germantown, North of Chelten.
* 40.036240,-75.177025 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+NetworkArts description of this piece
+NetworkArts
+wikipedia.org's Sun Ra page
+ushistory.org's Vernon Park tour page




Tom Foglietta
Zenos Frudakis, 2000
* Bas-relief bust of Thomas Foglietta
* small head and upper torso
* inscription:
City Councilman
Citizen of Philadelphia
Ambassador to Italy
Congressman
Champion of Historic Preservation
* Northeast of the center of Washington Square. Southwest of 6th and Walnut.
* 39.947250,-75.152000 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+zenosfrudakis.com
+wikipedia.org's Thomas M. Foglietta page
+wikipedia.org's Washington Square page




South Street Laundromat Patio
Isaiah Zagar, 2001 - 2004
* big abstract partial people, bottles, bicycle wheels, words
* lower parts are visible through the fence
* Walls. East side of Schell, South of South.
* 39.942350,-75.156660 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.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




Thunderbolt Jackson
Isaiah Zagar, 2002
* abstract mosaic, partial people
* The artist lists this piece as "Thunderbolt Jackson" but the spelling in the piece itself is "Jaxon"
* Wall. Northeast corner 10th and Dickinson.
* 39.930850,-75.161175 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Kelly Family Gates
Mark Leuders, 2003
* Reference to the work of Charles Addams
* hands, artist tools
* From approximately 2007 to 2010 the gates were deinstalled and propped against the wall, as shown in the last picture.
* Gates. Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall. West side of 36th between Walnut and Locust Walk.
* 39.952800,-75.195000 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Article about this piece
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Charles Addams bio from westfieldnj.com
+Charles Addams bio from toonpedia.com
+Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall




Campbell Square Arch
Warren C. Holzman, 2004
* partial people, tools, church, ship, train, sun, plants, fish, arch, fleur de lis, sign
* Campbell Square. Northeast side of Allegheny at Livingston.
* 39.986025,-75.103875 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+ironstudioltd.com
+Campbell Square information




Philadelphia Dance
Isaiah Zagar, 2004
* abstract mural, partial people
* Wall. Lombard and Jessup (North side of Lombard, West of 11th).
* 39.944150,-75.160400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.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




Alexander Milne Calder Plaque
2007
* bas-relief bust of Alexander Milne Calder
* small head and upper torso, hat
* inscription:
Alexander Milne Calder
Sculptor - 1846-1923
Alexander Milne Calder emigrated from Scotland in 1868 and spent twenty years creating over 250 sculptures that adorn City Hall. His bronze William Penn, installed atop the tower in 1894, is thought to be the largest sculpture on top of a building at 37 feet tall and 27 tons. Calder's son and grandson were also sculptors: Alexander Stirling Calder's is located in Logan Circle and Alexander "Sandy" Calder's monumental Ghost mobile hangs in the Grand Stair of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Below William Penn are eight colossal bronzes of Native Americans, Swedish settlers and eagles. Allegorical sculptures on the building represent history, peoples of the world and nature, and collectively symbolize the spirit upon which the United States was founded.
Generations of Philadelphians have identified City Hall tower as the symbol of their city. The tower is visible for miles and remains the physical and civic heart of Philadelphia.
Creation of this plaque was funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
* On the wall.. East side of the North entrance of City Hall. South side of JFK at Broad.
* 39.953050,-75.163500 [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




Keys to Community
James Peniston, 2007
* bust incorporating symbol of Benjamin Franklin
* big head and torso, keys
* On top of a wall. North side of Arch, East of 4th.
* 39.952415,-75.146300 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+artist's page for this piece
+jepsculpture.com
+The Electric Franklin




Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Rebecca Rose, 2009
* Bust of Martin Luther King, Jr.
* small head
* inscription:
base:
January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968
marker:
Freedom Now Rally
On August 3, 1965, Martin Luther King addressed a crowd of 10,000 at this intersection. His "Freedom Now" tour to Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, and Boston was in gratitude for support given to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King brought his message into nothern Black neighborhoods, supporting local civil rights efforts and raising funds. His goal was to empower the formation of a coalition to address their common concerns.
* 40th, Haverford, and Lancaster.
* 39.962975,-75.202260 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, African American
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Martin Luther King, Jr. page




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




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




Giotto on Steroids
Isaiah Zagar, 2012
* Reference to the work of Giotto
* big abstract partial people
* visible through a locked gate
* Alley walls. South side of South, East of 10th.
* 39.942675,-75.158250 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org
+wikipedia.org's Giotto page




Momentum
Michael Speller, 2012
* small abstract armless person
* On the campus of Drexel University. Northwest corner, 33rd and Market.
* 39.955950,-75.189600 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+spellersculptures.com
+Drexel University




Hawthorne Hall
* standing person, partial person, crown, birds, plants
* On the walls. Lancaster and Hamilton.
* 39.961450,-75.198875 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+Jim Frizzell's Hawthorne Hall page




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




Graff Memorial
1848 (restored 2006)
* In memory of Frederick Graff
* small gazebo, bust
* The bust in the second picture was added after the first picture was taken.
* inscription: To the memory of Frederick Graff, who designed and executed the Fairmount Water Works. Erected by the City Councils of Philadelphia, June 1, 1848
* In the garden of the Water Works. Along the Schuylkill Banks, near the Spring Garden Bridge.
* 39.965625,-75.183250 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1933 picture of this piece
+Frederick Graff bio from famousamericans.net
+Fairmount Water Works




Catholic Total Abstinence Union Fountain
Herman Kirn, 1876
* Five statues, six carved portraits and quotes of and from John Barry, Charles Carroll, John Carroll, Lewis Cass, Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, Comte de Grasse, Sam Houston, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Marquis de Lafayette, Theobald Mathew, George Gordon Meade, Moses, Orono, Casimir Pulaski, William H. Seward and Robert Walsh
* big and small standing people, heads, tablet, rocks lion heads
* There is a blank portrait oval labeled Moylan on the West side.
* inscription:
John Barry
First Commodore of the United States Navy
Born in 1745 in Wexford Co. Ireland
Died September 13, 1803 at Philadelphia
During the Revolutionary War he distinguished himself greatly. He filled the various commands entrusted to him with skill and gallantry. When unable to fight on the ocean he obtained command of a company of volunteers and fought against the enemy on land. Among his exploits was the capture upon May 28, 1781 of two English vessels, the Atalanta and Trespasa, after a hotly contested action with his own ship the Alliance. In January 1776 he commanded the brig Lexington, the first regular cruiser that got to sea under the authority of the Continental Congress and the vessel that first carried the American flag upon the ocean.
Charles Carroll
of Carrollton
Signer of the Declaration Independence
Born September 20, 1737 at Annapolis, Maryland
Died November 14, 1832 at Baltimore, Maryland
To obtain religious as well as civil liberty I entered zealously into the revolution. God grant that this religious liberty may be preserved in these states to the end of time.
-Charles Carroll
Your soldiers will be masters of the spot only on which they encamp. They will find naught but enemies before and around them. If we are beaten on the plains, we will retreat to our mountains. and defy them.
We have made up our minds to abide the issue of the approaching struggle and though much blood may be spilt we have no doubt of our ultimate success.

-Charles Carroll
Rev. John Carroll
A commissioner of the Continental Congress
Born Jan. 8, 1735 at Upper Marlboro, Md.
Died Dec. 3 1815 at Baltimore, Md
The Archbishop's patriotism was as decided as his piety. He loved Republicanism. He had joined with heart and judgement in the Revolution and retained without abatement of confidence or favor the cardinal sympathies upon which he then acted.
-Address of Robert Walsh
May these United States flourish in pure and undefiled religion, in morality, peace, union, and liberty, and the enjoyment of their excellent Constitution, so long as respect, honor and veneration shall gather around the name of Washington. That is whilst there shall be any surviving record of human events.
-John Carroll
Father Mathew
The Apostle of Temperance
Born Oct. 10, 1790 in Tipperary Co. Ireland
Died Dec. 8, 1856 in Cork Co. Ireland
How Congress Honored Him
Upon December 19th 1849
Rev. Theobald Matthew was by a special resolution invited to a privileged seat upon the floor of the House of Representatives.
Upon December 20th 1849
The Senate Accorded to him a similar privilege - an honor which previous to that time had been conferred on Lafayette only.
That resolution is an homage to humanity, to philanthropy, to virtue
-Henry Clay
This illustrious benefactor of the human race and our own country
-Wm. H. Seward
He comes among us on a mission of benevolence - it is a noble mission and well he is fulfilling it.
-Lewis Cass
He comes here upon a great mission which commands the admiration and sympathy of all men.
-Stephen A. Douglas
There is love, purity and fidelity inscribed upon the banner that he bears.
-Sam Houston
* Avenue of the Republic and States Street.
* 39.982400,-75.219650 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Pictures of this piece from the Philadelphia Archdiocese Historical Research Center
+National Gallery of Art page for this piece
+ushistory.org's Commodore Barry page
+wikipedia.org's Charles Carroll page
+wikipedia.org's John Carroll page
+wikipedia.org's Lewis Cass page
+wikipedia.org's Henry Clay page
+wikipedia.org's Stephen A. Douglas page
+wikipedia.org's Comte de Grasse page
+wikipedia.org's Sam Houston page
+wikipedia.org's Tadeusz Kosciuszko page
+wikipedia.org's Marquis de Lafayette page
+wikipedia.org's Theobald Mathew page
+wikipedia.org's George Meade page
+history of the Penobscot Indians
+wikipedia.org's Casimir Pulaski page
+wikipedia.org's William H. Seward page
+wikipedia.org's Robert Walsh page




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




James A. Garfield Monument
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1895
* Monument to James A. Garfield
* standing person, head, eagle, olive branch, sword and shield
* inscription:
E. Plurbius Unum
MDCCCXXXI
MDCCCLXXXI
James Abram Garfield
President of the United States
MDCCCLXXXI
* Other side of Kelly Drive, near the Girard Avenue Bridge.
* 39.973900,-75.190550 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site
+wikipedia.org's James A. Garfield page




University Museum Fountain
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1920 (approximate)
* birds, face, fountain
* Inside wall. Lower (East) courtyard of the Penn Museum. South side of South Street, East of 33rd.
* 39.949440,-75.190805 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




Athena and Cherubs
1927
* relief bust of Athena
* small cherubs, head, helmet
* Way over the entrance. East side of 15th, South of Locust.
* 39.948200,-75.166160 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Athena 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




Overseas Motor Works
Samuel Brian Baylinson, 1930
* globes, human faces, ram heads, plants
* Building. Northwest corner, 15th and Fairmount.
* 39.967215,-75.162190 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* See also:
+preservationalliance.com page for the building
+hiddencityphila.org article about the historical commission vote
+historical commission nomination form
+philadelphiabuildings.org Samuel Brian Baylinson page




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




Phoenix Tree
Christopher T. Ray, 1975
* big abstract tree, partial person, bird
* In the traffic circle of the Presbyterian Medical Center. North and East of 39th and Filbert.
* 39.958550,-75.199000 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Presbyterian Medical Center




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




Gray Manor Memorial
Joseph C. Bailey, 1982
* Relief busts of Dr. William Herbert Gray, Jr. and Dr. William Herbert Gray, Sr.
* steles, heads, abstract design
* The father and grandfather of William H. Gray III. Pictures provided by and Copyright Karl Henry
* inscription:
Dr. William Herbert Gray, Sr.
Servent of God and the People
Dr. William Herbert Gray, Jr.
God's Ambassador
Helped make the world a better place for all mankind.
* In front of the Gray Manor Apartments. West side of 8th between Oxford and Cecil B. Moore.
* 39.976875,-75.148775 [map]




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




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




Winged Woman
Arlene Love, 1988
* winged head and torso
* West side of 19th Street South of Locust.
* 39.949085,-75.173225 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+arlenelove.com




Rocky Footprints
1993 (approximate)
* In honor of Rocky Balboa
* small symbolic footprints
* Top of the steps. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965115,-75.180320 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Rocky Balboa page
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




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




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




Cohocksink: Stand in the place where you live
Dennis Haugh, 2006
* big bird houses, head, bees
* Mural included because of the constructed birdhouses, and the cutout face and bees. Two detail pictures of purely mural elements are also shown.
* Wall. South side of Liberty Lands Park. East side of 3rd, North of Poplar.
* 39.965260,-75.142100 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+dennishaugh.com
+Liberty Lands page at pps.org




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




Finding Home
Kathryn Pannepacker, Joshua Sarantitis, 2011
* big idea, hands and partial standing people, loom, headgear
* inscription: in visible dignity
* Wall. North side of Ludlow across from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. East side of 13th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.951450,-75.161275 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+ buildabridge.org article about this piece
+kpannepacker.com
+hzgstudio.org
+St. John's




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




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




Patrick Ward Memorial Park
* In memory of Hugo T. Caroselli, David F. Jones, Joe L. Kelly Sr., Joseph E. Shubiak and Patrick E. Ward
* actual US and POW flags, keystone, headshot, hat
* Many of the names are initials or nicknames. I've called out here the names that were most obvious and complete.
* inscription:
In memory of
Sp./4 Patrick E. Ward
Killed in Vietnam
Aug. 22, 1968
And to all the men and women of the neighborhood who gave their today for our tomorrow

Hugo "Hugie" T. Caroselli
1920-2010
The Mayor of 24th and Aspen
Hugo proudly served as a Staff Sergent in the US Army Air Corps during WWII.
Hugo was a founder and dedicated overseer of Patrick Ward Memorial Park
Hugo will always be remembered for his generosity, wisdom, wit, and especially for his kindness.
Hugo's undying commitment to his wife Anna, his family, his community, his church and his country made him a hero to any who knew him. Hugie will always live in our hearts.

PFC David F. Jones
Serial Number 33583089
Company A 32nd Infantry Regiment
U.S. Army
Korea
Born Jan. 5, 1923
Died Dec. 2, 1948
David F. Jones, 771 N. 24th St., Phila. PA (1941 to 1943) served our country during World War II and Korea. David served in the China-India-Burma Campaign during WWII (1943 to 1946) then served in Korea 1948 where he was one of the first Americans killed Dec. 2, 1948

Sp 4 Joseph E. Shubiak
1947-1967

in memory of
Joe L. Kelly Sr.
Born March 11, 1929
Died August 5, 2001
Served in US Army June 10, 1951 to June 14, 1953.
Served as commander St. Francis Xavier C.W.V. Post 1020 for 32 years.
A loving husband and father.
Helped maintain Ward Park.
Always worked for Fairmount.
Sadly he will be missed.
* Northwest corner, 24th and Aspen.
* 39.968800,-75.176900 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: War




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




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




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




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




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




First Baptist
Edgar Viguers Seeler, 1899
* dove, olive branch, hand
* Over the door. First Baptist. Southeast corner 17th and Sansom.
* 39.950540,-75.168875 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for Edgar Viguers Seeler
+First Baptist Church of Philadelphia




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




Great Seals of Cities and States
Paul Philippe Cret, Leon Hermant, 1926
* big Seals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, standing people, arm, scales and plow, ship, basket, fruit, scroll, horses, eagle
* The Philadelphia and Pennsylvania seals are in Philadelphia. The Camden and New Jersey seals (not pictured) are in Camden.
* Bridge anchorages. Ben Franklin Bridge. West of Columbus on Race and South of Vine on Water.
* 39.954225,-75.140300 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+The Paul Philippe Cret Collection at upenn.edu
+wikipedia.org's Leon Hermant page
+wikipedia.org's Benjamin Franklin Bridge 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




Saint John Chrysostom
1931
* standing angel, heads
* inscription: Gloria In Excelcis Deo
* Whole building. Saint John Chrysostom. East side of 17th, South of Vine.
* 39.957850,-75.167300 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+Gargoyle Hunter page for the building




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




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




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




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




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




Veterans Memorial
2003
* actual and sculpted flags, POW-MIA, Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Army insignia, partial people, standing person, guard tower, anchors, weapons, eagles, ship, globe, snake
* inscription:
Philadelphia City Council in 1970 chose Veteran's Stadium as the name for the city's new sports facility. Veteran's stadium opened April 10, 1971, was closed September 28, 2003 and imploded March 21, 2004.
To commemorate the site of Veteran's Stadium, the Phillies dedicate this monument as an everlasting memorial to veterans who have defended America's freedom since its inception in Philadelphia, July 4, 1776.
* North side of Pattison, East of Broad.
* 39.905400,-75.171900 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: War




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




Dewey's World
Paul Santoleri, Jennie Shanker, 2006
* big abstract idea, books, hands, machines and tools, plants
* Created with the Mural Arts Program and students from the James R. Ludlow School.
* Walls. Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch. Southwest corner 6th and Girard.
* 39.970200,-75.146675 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+blog entry about this piece from fallonandrosof.com
+paulsantoleri.com
+interview with Jennie Shanker from aft.org
+Jennie Shanker faculty page
+Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch




Doorway to Imagination
Emilie Ledieu, 2010
* plants, abstract face
* East Entrance. Laura W. Waring School. West side of 18th, North of Green.
* 39.964775,-75.167550 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* See also:
+emilieledieu.com
+Laura W. Waring School




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




Tabernacle United Church
1884 - 1886
* Symbols of and references to Jesus, Saint John, Saint Luke and Saint Mark
* lizard, plants, partial cherubs and angels, winged lion, winged ox, eagle, sun, candle, fire
* inscription:
North Entrance: I am the door.
tower: My Goodness and My fortress. My High Tower and My Deliver. He in whom I trust.
East Entrance: We have seen his star in the East and are come to worship him.
shields:
He is risen.
Lampades multae, una lux.
Christus Exaltus Salvator.
Lux lucet in tenebris
Nec tamen consumebatur.
* North and East sides. Tabernacle United Church. Southwest corner, 37th and Chestnut.
* 39.954500,-75.196800 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building
+Tabernacle United Church




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




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




Schuylkill Navy War Memorial
1950
* small Schuylkill Navy logo, seahorses, oars, hand, triton
* inscription:
This Grandstand is dedicated to the memory of oarsmen who made the supreme sacrifice.
World War I, World War II.
Erected by the Schuylkill Navy, July 4, 1950
* Wall. Reviewing Stands. River side of Kelly Drive.
* 39.985540,-75.202425 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Schuylkill Navy:




The John Hanson Monument
Carl Lindborg, 1967
* bust and medalions honoring John A. B. Dahlgren, John Ericsson, John Hanson, John Morton, John Nystrom, Johan Printz and Johan Risingh
* small book, ship, submarine, and related har, cannon, head, standing person
* Dahlgren is listed elsewhere as 1809-1870. This piece was inside the walls near the graveyard of Old Swedes (Columbus Blvd. & Christian St., 916 S. Swanson St). just outside the back door of the house closest to the church. Was missing when checked on August 17 2014. No response received from inquiries to the church or National Park Service.
* inscription:
John Hanson, 1715-1783, First President of US Under Articles of Confederation, 1781-82
John Nystrom, 1829-1885, engineer, inventor, ship builder, author
John Ericsson, 1803-1889, inventor, engineer, scientist
John Dahlgren, 1809-1890, U.S. Admiral - inventions influenced world navies
Johan Risingh, 1617-1672, last governor of New Sweden, author, economist
Johan Printz, 1592-1663, Governor of New Sweden
John Morton, 1724-1777, Signer of Declaration of Independence
Erected October 7, 1967 by Swedish Colonial Society and the Vasa Order of America in Sweden
* 39.934500,-75.143800 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+Swedish Colonial Society
+Vasa Order
+biography of John A. B. Dahlgren from civilwarartillery.com
+wikipedia.org's John Ericsson page
+biography of John Hanson from marshallhall.org
+www.johnmorton.net
+wikipedia.org's John Nystrom page
+biography of Johan Printz from colonialswedes.org
+Gloria Dei Church (Old Swedes)




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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