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Delancey
Joe Mooney
* abstract plant form
* Across from Delancey (Three Bears) Park. South side of Delancey between 3rd and 4th.
* 39.943850,-75.147650 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+joemooneysculpture.com
+Delancey (Three Bears) Park




Francisville
* abstract tree, sign
* Southeast corner, 19th and Poplar.
* 39.971050,-75.167475 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Rose Gate
* plants
* Entrance. East side of 2nd, just North of Pine.
* 39.943375,-75.145050 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




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




Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Stonework
1876
* plants
* Front and side walls. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. West side of Broad, North of Arch.
* 39.955300,-75.163175 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+philadelphiabuilding.org entry for the building
+Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts




Old Zion Entrance
1892
* flowers
* North entrance. Old Zion Lutheran Church. North side of Mt. Vernon, West of Broad.
* 39.964590,-75.161410 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphia buildings.org entry for the building
+oldzionlutheran.org




University Museum Glass Mosaics
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co., 1899
* abstract geometrics, flowers, flower pots, bowls, and vases, shrimp, birds, cats
* Walls of the Lower Courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, East of 33rd.
* 39.949160,-75.191140 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Louis Comfort Tiffany page
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




Packard Building Gates
Samuel Yellin, 1923
* flowers
* Gates. Packard Building. Southeast corner, 15th and Chestnut.
* 39.950950,-75.165360 [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




Curtis Institute Gate
Samuel Yellin, 1924
* plants
* Gate. Curtis Institute. South side of Locust, East of 18th.
* 39.948880,-75.170500 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.orgs's Samuel Yellin page
+Samuel Yellin Metal Workers
+Curtis Institute
+philadelphiabuilding.org's listing for the building




Art Deco Flowers
1932 (unconfirmed)
* plants
* Front wall. Project Home. North side of Fairmount, West of 15th.
* 39.967225,-75.162955 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+projecthome.org




Ivy Day Markers
1936 - 1948
* small ivy leaves, idea
* There are Ivy Day markers all over the Penn campus, but these are particularly sculptural.
* West wall. Irvine Auditorium. Northwest of 34th and Spruce.
* 39.950965,-75.193260 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Irvine Auditorium page




Milkweed Pod
Clark B. Fitz-Gerald, 1965
* big plant fountain
* Courtyard. Behind the Rohm and Haas building, West side of 6th street between Chestnut and Market (go up the steps and through the underpass).
* 39.950300,-75.151400 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+Clark Fitz-Gerald gallery from sfitzgeraldfineart.com




Free Interpretation of Plant Forms
Harry Bertoia, 1967
* big plant, fountain
* Formerly on Civic Center Boulevard (34th Street South of Spruce). Removed when the entire complex was torn down in 2000. Installed at the Woodmere in 2016 with a very different fountain treatment. The last picture is from the original location.
* Grounds of Woodmere Art Museum. Corner of Germantown Avenue and Bells Mill Road.
* 40.082985,-75.220250 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Inquirer article about this piece
+wikipedia.org's Harry Bertoia page
+Woodmere Art Museum




Mitosis
Clark B. Fitz-Gerald, 1970 (approximate)
* big plant
* picture of the artist with the piece provided by and copyright Stephen Fitz-Gerald
* Northwest Corner 78th and Lindbergh.
* 39.903800,-75.243600 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* See also:
+Clark Fitz-Gerald gallery from sfitzgeraldfineart.com




Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Christopher T. Ray, 1972 - 1990
* plants, bird, sun
* 5 metal sculptured gates. Apartment complex bounded by Front, Second, Spruce, and Delancey.
* 39.944400,-75.144850 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com




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




The Seed
Christopher T. Ray, 1976
* big seed
* inscription:
Source: Deuteronomy 8:7-8:11
"...for the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land..."
The Seed symbolizes the generation of creative life in America, the Good Land which has made us welcome. In its roots exist the reminder of our origins and traditions. In the leaves are the elements of continuing growth. From the pod and its emerging flowr comes the promise of the future.
* Entrance. Mikveh Israel. East Side of 5th Street, North of Market, along the walkway between 4th and 5th..
* 39.951175,-75.147550 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Mikveh Israel




Tree of Life
Gerd Utescher, 1977
* abstract tree
* Entrance. West side of 8th Street, South of Race.
* 39.954700,-75.153040 [map]
* On the Convention District tour




Estuary Gate
Christopher T. Ray, 1979
* plants, turtle, birds, lizard
* Gate. North end of John F. Collins Park. South side of Ranstead, West of 17th.
* 39.951900,-75.169000 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Center City District Parks: John F. Collins Park
+Chestnut Park page from asla.org




Wissahickon Valley Gate
Christopher T. Ray, 1979
* plants, owl, insect
* Gate. South end of John F. Collins Park. North side of Chestnut, West of 17th.
* 39.951600,-75.169100 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Center City District Parks: John F. Collins Park
+Chestnut Park page from asla.org




Driftwood
Harold Kimmelman, 1981
* driftwood
* Back of the parking lot Northeast of Delancey (Three Bears) Park. North side of Cypress between 3rd and 4th.
* 39.944550,-75.147375 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org
+Delancey (Three Bears) Park




Gate
Greg Leavitt, Lydia Leavitt, 1982
* plant forms
* This is listed elsewhere simply as "Gate," though it doesn't appear to currently function as one.
* Either side of the entrance. Marian Anderson Recreation Center. West side of 17th, South of Fitzwater.
* 39.941825,-75.171050 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:
+gregleavitt.com
+Marian Anderson Recreation Center




Flower (Iris)
Rebecca Rose, 1983
* big concrete flower
* Haddington Community Park. 53rd and Haverford.
* 39.965235,-75.225910 [map]




Commuter Tunnel Mural
David Beck, Verlin Miller, 1984
* big trees
* The mosaics run two full blocks on both sides of the station.
* Tunnel walls. Jefferson Station. Underground. Between Market and Filbert from 10th to 12th..
* 39.952500,-75.158150 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+picture from flickr.com
+wikipedia.org's Jefferson Station page




Light Fixtures
Gerald Allen, Kent Bloomer, 1984
* abstract flower-like light fixtures
* Entrance. South side of Locust, West of 7th.
* 39.946785,-75.153700 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+bloomerstudio.com




Papyrus
Greg Leavitt, 1985
* plant forms
* West side of Holstein, North of Bartram .
* 39.897150,-75.233700 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* See also:
+gregleavitt.com




Medallions
Victoria Davila, 1986
* abstract plant forms
* Wall. North side of Wood, East of 17th (just North of Vine).
* 39.959450,-75.166750 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+victoriadavila.com




Community Garden Gate
Greg Leavitt, 1988
* plants, birds, turtle, rocks, frog face
* Gate. Schuylkill Park. West side of 25th at Spruce.
* 39.949450,-75.181300 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:
+gregleavitt.com




Video Arbor
Nam June Paik, 1990
* real plants, abstract video and images
* Entrance. East side of Franklin Town Blvd. between Wood and Callowhill (one block North of 17th and Vine).
* 39.959925,-75.167640 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+paikstudios.com
+wikipedia.org's Nam June Paik page




Blossom
Joe Mooney, 1994
* abstract plant form
* Picture contributed by and copyright Joe Mooney. Was on the Woodmere grounds at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Bells Mill Road, but was not found on a visit in late May, 2017.
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+joemooneysculpture.com
+Woodmere Art Museum




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




Chestnut Street Bus Shelters
Pablo Tauler, 1999
* abstract designs, plants
* Some pictures have been edited to make vandalism on the metal illegible.
* Bus shelters. South side of Chestnut, 7th to 17th.
* 39.95035,-75.160290 [map]
* See also:
+pablotaulerpublicartwork.blogspot.com




Spring Gardens Fence
2001 (approximate)
* plants, birds, spring, sign
* Fence and gates. Spring Gardens. Around the block bounded by 18th, 19th, Wallace and North.
* 39.966200,-75.168750 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Trust Deli Tree of Life
2001
* abstract plant (tree of life)
* Wall. Southwest corner, 26th and Brown.
* 39.970260,-75.179800 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour




City Root
Keiko Miyamori, 2004
* cube containing oak roots
* visible through the fence
* inscription:
2004 1st Prize, Sculpture Competition
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
Grand Rapids, MI
* Northeast corner, 12th and Calowhill.
* 39.959195,-75.158170 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+Michael Swanwick's blog post about this piece
+keikomiyamori.com




Clark Park Urban Forest Inventory Frame
2006
* plants
* graphic by Chris Leswing
* Northeast corner of Clark Park. Southwest of the Southwest corner, 43rd and Baltimore.
* 39.949300,-75.209550 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Clark Park page




Lifelines
Barbara Grygutis, 2006
* big abstract plant forms
* lights up at night
* Underground courtyard. Southeast corner, 16th and JFK.
* 39.953500,-75.166450 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* See also:
+Barbara Grygutis page from sculpture.org




Mt. Airy Learning Tree Mosaic
Jessica Gorlin-Liddell, 2006
* tree, names and words
* inscription: Everything you need to know you can learn under this tree
* North wall. Lovett Branch Library. Southeast corner, Germantown and Sedgwick.
* 40.056950,-75.187850 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+Mt. Airy Learning Tree history page with explanation of this piece
+Tessera Studio and Gallery
+Lovett Branch Library




The Value of Family
Eric Okdeh, 2006
* big plants
* Mural of people with tile and sculptural glass plants
* Wall. South side of Spring Garden, East of 5th.
* 39.961025,-75.146500 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+ericokdeh.com




Acorns and Pinecones
Eric de Jesus, Elizabeth Duby, 2007
* big acorns and pinecones
* Gateposts. The eight entrances of Stephen Girard Park. 21st and Shunk.
* 39.919700,-75.182625 [map]
* See also:
+artists' pictures of this piece
+Pop Art Research.
+easysubculture.com
+parksource.org's Girard Park page




Autumn Winds
Messinger, Pietka, Hahn, LLC, 2007
* abstract leaves
* Stairs. Huntingdon MFL Station. Northeast of Kensington, Huntingdon and B.
* 39.989000,-75.127250 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+SEPTA's page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Huntingdon Station page




From Roots to Recovery
Emilie Ledieu, 2008
* plants
* Fence. North side of Lancaster at Brandywine, Sloan and 39th.
* 39.962275,-75.200410 [map]
* See also:
+emilieledieu.com




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




Patty Hogan Gates
Eric Berg, 2010
* Memorial to Patty Hogan
* vine, birds, squirrels, nuts, lizard, snail, praying mantis, frog, dog
* inscription: You gave with your heart. We accepted with gratitude.
* Gardner shed gates. West side of Rittenhouse Square. East of 19th and Locust.
* 39.949250,-75.172725 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+Eric Berg Studios
+wikipedia.org's Rittenhouse Square page




Landscape Junk Assemblage
Tom Deininger, 2011
* plants, clouds, butterflies
* Clearly visible through the window on Arch. If you're lucky the guard will let you inside. I do not have an actual title for this piece. "Landscape Junk Assemblages" is the artist's name for this category of work.
* Lobby. South side of Arch, East of 17th.
* 39.954850,-75.167800 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* See also:
+tomdeiningerart.com




Symbiosis
Roxy Paine, 2011
* big trees
* Between the Parkway and Pennsylvania at 24th.
* 39.965400,-75.178100 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+roxypaine.com




Lines in Four Directions in Flowers
Sol LeWitt, 2012 (realized)
* big beds of actual flowers
* This piece is both seasonal and high maintenance. It nay not be visible when you visit
* On the hill, South side of Kelly Drive, West of 26th.
* 39.967325,-75.183300 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Sol LeWitt page




Do Good Things
2015 (possibly 2016)
* In memory of Jack David Mazur
* plants, sun, hands, abstract forms
* inscription:
In memory of our friend and neighbor
Jack David Mazur
1/21/39 - 9/20/14
"Do good things."
* Wall. Northwest corner, 25th and Aspen.
* 39.968990,-75.178625 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour




The Porch Fence
Groundswell Design Group, 2015
* trees
* Fence. The Porch. South side, 30th Street Station. Along the North side of Market, East of 30th.
* 39.954777,-75.182130 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+groundswelldesigngroup.com
+wikipedia.org's 30th Street Station page




Bishop Neumann and Southeast Catholic War Memorials
* Statue of Mary
* standing person, flowers, Army, Navy, and Marine insignia, eagle
* The stone lists students with graduation dates from 1955 to 1968
* inscription:
plaque top:
In memory of those who gave their lives
plaque bottom:
1941 World War II 1945
stone top:
In memory of those men who made the supreme sacrifice
Southeast Catholic, Bishop Neumann
stone bottom:
I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race.
I have kept the faith.
Timothy 4:7-8
* East side of Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School. West side of 10th at Moore.
* 39.927150,-75.162200 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+neumanngorettihs.org




Canadian Goose Logo
* small goose, trees
* There are multiple copies of this relief logo in various states of repair
* Walls. South side of Spring Garden (and North side of Hamilton), West of 32nd.
* 39.963075,-75.189200 [map]
* On the Powelton tour




Summer Winter Community Garden Mosaic
* sun, plants, functional bench
* Summer Winter Community Garden. Northeast corner, 33rd and Race.
* 39.958950,-75.189050 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+summerwintergarden.org




Penn Society Obelisk
1827
* Monument to William Penn
* obelisk, plants (on plaque), symbolic wampum belt (on plaque)
* inscription:
obelisk itself:
William Penn born 1644 died 1718
Pennsylvania founded 1681
Treaty Ground of William Penn and the Indian Natives 1682
plaque:
While other colonies were in conflict and in great distress with the Indians, William Penn through his philosophy of social justice and peace, engaged their friendship and goodwill. Here is the site of the great treaty of amity between William Penn and the Indians which was held in November, 1682 for the purpose of establishing a permanent friendship. The treaty is thought to have been held under the great elm tree, which was blown down by heavy winds on Saturday night, March 3, 1810. The leaves on the seal represents the great elm, and the Wampum-belt represents the great treaty of amity.
* Penn Treaty Park. Delaware and Marlborough.
* 39.966700,-75.128150 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+Friends of Penn Treaty Park
+Penn Treaty Park Historical Plaques




First Presbyterian
1869 - 1872
* Presbyterian symbols, plants, fruit, bird, lizard, dragons
* Over the door. First Presbyterian Church. Southeast corner, 21st and Walnut.
* 39.950650,-75.175550 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building
+First Presbyterian Church




Frank Furness Gate
Frank Furness, 1876 (relocated 1886)
* arch, plants
* This piece is in very bad condition. The artist is listed elsewhere as an attribution. Reservoir Drive is labeled Strawberry Mansion Drive on Google.
* Gateway. Other side of Kelly Drive, North of Reservoir Drive.
* 39.995500,-75.191600 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Frank Furness page




Eagle
1880 (date of building)
* eagle, plants
* Roof. South side of Chestnut, West of 12th.
* 39.950430,-75.161040 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour




Outstretched Cherub
Frank Miles Day, 1892
* small standing person, plants
* Above the entrance. North side of Locust, West of 12th.
* 39.947850,-75.161275 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+upenn.edu archives Frank Miles Day entry




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




Roosevelt Apartments Entrance
1913
* birds, plants, abstract design,
* Entrance. Southeast corner, 23rd and Walnut.
* 39.951020,-75.178310 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square 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




Tribute Trees Tablet
Paul Philippe Cret, 1924
* small text, plant forms
* inscription:
1914 1918
Tribute Trees
The trees along this Parkway have been planted as a tribute of honor and gratitude to the men who served their country in the Great War.
* On the ground. Southeast entrance of the circle. Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.957640,-75.170185 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: New, War
* See also:
+The Paul Philippe Cret Collection at upenn.edu
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle 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




World War I Tablet
Nicola D'Ascenzo Studios, 1943 (? not legible)
* small eagle, branches, symbols
* inscription:
This tablet is erected by grateful citizens in honor of the men who offered the supreme sacrifice and of the women who forever glorified womanhood and made victory possible in the Great World War for The Freedom of Mankind
Not for a transient victory or some
stubborn belief that they alone were right
not for a selfish purpose did they fight
but for the generations still to come
Aug 4, 1914 - Apr 6, 1917 - Nov 11, 1918
* Wall. East side of the South tower entrance, City Hall. South side of JFK at Broad.
* 39.952600,-75.163450 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org Nicola D'Ascenzo page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Spring Garden Street - West River Drive Bridges
1965 (year of current bridge)
* small bridges and other buildings, trees, water
* inscription:
- The Collossus -
Wooden covered bridge - span 540 feet
Longest arch bridge in the world
Opened to traffic - April 28, 1813
Destroyed by fire - September 1, 1838
Replaced by wire bridge in 1842
- Wire Bridge -
Wire cable suspension bridge - span 357 feet
First cable suspension bridge for vehicles in America
Opened to traffic - January 2, 1842
Replaced by Spring Garden Bridge in 1875
- Spring Garden Bridge -
Double deck truss bridge - span 355 feet
Spring Garden Street - upper deck
Callowhill Street - lower deck
Opened to traffic - July 10, 1875
Replaced by the present structures
* Bridge wall. Center City end, Art Museum side of the Spring Garden Bridge.
* 39.964550,-75.182500 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour




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




Chinatown YMCA Dragons
1971
* small dragons, plants, water
* Wall. East side of 10th, South of Cherry.
* 39.954235,-75.156075 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




Lindemann Fountain
1984
* In memory of Joseph S. Lindemann
* small fountain plants
* In the small park on the Northwest corner of 37th and Locust Walk.
* 39.952460,-75.197200 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Lily Composition #3
Anne Froehling, 1993
* fountain, plants
* Plaza. Woodland Walk between 37th and Spruce and 36th and Locust Walk.
* 39.951440,-75.196300 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour




Powelton Village Playground Entrance
2000
* abstract arch, live plants
* Entrance. Powelton Village Playground. Northeast corner, 35th and Powelton.
* 39.960150,-75.192325 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Birds of Fairmount Park
Josey Stamm, 2001
* birds, plants, sun, water
* inscription: Created by NetworkArts artist Josey Stamm and students from Gesu School who participated in NetworkArts' Saturday Environmental Program 2001. This mosaic contains 83 bird species found in Fairmount Park. Made by the seventh and eighth grade students. A second mosaic on the animals of Fairmount Park is on the rear facade of this building. Special thanks to Earl Stamm.
* Wall. South side of Main at Conarro.
* 40.026135,-75.225665 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+NetworkArts




Eagle
2001
* bird, tree
* Wall. Southeast corner, 3rd and Walnut.
* 39.946960,-75.146250 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




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




Church Stop Reflection
Joe Brenman, 2007
* buildings, plants, symbols, abstract images
* Walls. Church Street MFL Station. Frankford between Church and Ruan.
* 40.010480,-75.089000 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+SEPTA's page for this piece
+joebrenman.com
+wikipedia.org's Church Station page




Re:flection
Jeffrey Manuel (aka Jefre), 2010
* abstract steles, actual plants
* Was on the Northwest corner, 38th and Powelton for approximately three years. On September 15, 2013, it was gone and the sidewalk where it had been was freshly replaced.
* 39.959700,-75.196800 [map]
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+article about this piece from planphilly.com




The Assist
Michael Grothusen, 2011
* big abstract working funnel, actual locust tree
* Commissioned by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia. The funnel will provide extra water to the tree assisting its growth over time. Stainless Steel and Locust Tree. 18 x 24 x 10 Picture provided by and Copyright Michael Grothusen
* Northwest corner, American and Diamond.
* 39.982450,-75.138368 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+Michael Grothusen's page at uarts.edu




Reading Terminal Market Signs
2012 (approximate)
* small signs: flowers, food, flatware on a plate, fish, cow, chicken
* West and North walls. Reading Terminal Market. South side of Arch East of 12th and East side of 12th between Arch and Filbert.
* 39.953600,-75.159450 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Reading Terminal Market




Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk Signs
2014
* small bird, plants, turtle, rocks, signs
* Both ends of the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. East side of the Schuylkill River between South and Locust.
* 39.948100,-75.184675 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour




Apollo
* Statue of Apollo
* small standing person, headgear, plant
* Visible through the gate on the South side of the Hill Physick Keith House. North side of Delancey, East of 4th.
* 39.944100,-75.148300 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Apollo page
+ushistory.org entry for the Hill Physick Keith House




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




Eagle
* small eagle, arrows, olive branch
* Gate. South side of the First Bank of the United States. West side of 3rd between Chestnut and Walnut.
* 39.947900,-75.146350 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's First Bank of the United States page




Unidentified Mosaic Icons
* icons: cross, envelope, paw print, building, tree, bus, paintbrush, book, bicycle, shopping cart
* Fence. Northwest corner, 34th and Brandywine.
* 39.963600,-75.191650 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified




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




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




Drexel Mansion Windows
1893 (original date of building)
* small fruit, cornucopias, plants, birds
* Both sides of the entrance. Curtis Institute. South side of Locust, East of 18th.
* 39.948900,-75.170635 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+Curtis Institute
+philadelphiabuilding.org's listing for the building




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




Dutch Settlements Plaque
1909
* Mentions King Charles II, Willem Kieft, Cornelis Jacobsen Mey, Peter Minuit, William Penn, Peter Stuyvesent, Adriaen Jorissen Tienpont, Wouter Van Twiller and Willem Verhulst
* small symbols, beaver, flowers, crowns
* inscription:
In commemoration of the Dutch settlements on the Delaware 1623-1664
The territory occupied by the West India Company and known as New Netherland extended from the Capes of the Delaware to the Connecticut River and embraced within its boundaries the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Directors General of the West India Company Adriaen Jorissen Tienpont, Cornelis Jacobsen Mey, Willem Verhulst, Peter Minuit, Wouter Van Twiller, Willem Kieft, Peter Stuyvesent
Chronolgy New Netherland Captured by the English 1664. Recaptured by the Dutch 1673. Ceded to the English 1674. Charter granted by King Charles II to William Penn for the territory since known as Pennsylvania March 4, 1681
The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1909
* Wall. South side of City Hall. North side of S. Penn Square at Broad.
* 39.951740,-75.163650 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's King Charles II page
+wikipedia.org's Willem Kieft page
+wikipedia.org's Cornelis Jacobsen Mey page
+wikipedia.org's Peter Minuit page
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+wikipedia.org's Peter Stuyvesent page
+wikipedia.org's Wouter Van Twiller page
+wikipedia.org's Willem Verhulst page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Barry Memorial
1913
* Memorial to John Barry
* anchor, rope, plants, cross
* inscription:
In memory of John Barry, father of the American Navy, born in Co. Wexford, Ireland, March 25, 1745.
First captain of the first ship owned by the Continental Congress. Continuous in his service during the entire period of the revolution. Supreme Commander of the entire naval forces of the colonies in the war for independence. Appointed by President Washington to the highest rank and first command of the navy of the United States. He died in Philadelphia September 3, 1803, and is buried in the adjoining churchyard. Requiscat in pace.
* On the wall. Old St. Mary's. West side of 4th Street South of Locust.
* 39.945700,-75.148325 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified, War
* See also:
+ushistory.org's Commodore Barry 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




St. Andrew's Society Tablet
1926
* Insignia representation of the first, in memory of the rest: Saint Andrew, Philip Livingston, Thomas McKean, George Ross, James Wilson and John Witherspoon
* small insignia, crown, plants, eagle, arrows, lion, standing St. Andrew with cross
* inscription:
To the Memory of five of its members
who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776
The St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia
organized in 1747
dedicated this tablet 1926
Nemo me impune lacessit
* Courtyard wall. West side of the South Pavilion. City Hall. North side of S. Penn Square at Broad.
* 39.952120,-75.163700 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+standrewsociety.org
+wikipedia.org's Andrew the Apostle page
+wikipedia.org's Philip Livingston page
+wikipedia.org's Thomas McKean page
+wikipedia.org's George Ross page
+wikipedia.org's James Wilson page
+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Mail Delivery
Edmond Amateis, 1934
* standing people, dogs, plants, fruit, mail and mailboxes, sled, truck, hats
* Wall. 9th Street Post Office. West side of 9th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.950550,-75.155400 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+askart.com's Edmond Amateis 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




General Casimir Pulaski
Sidney Waugh, 1947
* Statue of Casimir Pulaski
* standing person, sword, plant
* inscription:
1748-1779
Native of Poland
General of the Continental Army
Despairing of liberty in his native land he volunteered his services to the American Patriots.
Gave his life at the siege of Savannah.
* Part of the William M. Reilly Memorial. On the hill, South side of Kelly Drive, West of 26th.
* 39.966850,-75.182400 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1959 picture of this piece
+askart.com's Sidney Waugh page
+wikipedia.org's Casimir Pulaski page




Gravestone of Monsignor Francis J. Ross
1955
* Memorial to Monsignor Francis J. Ross
* small cross, communion chalice, plants
* inscription:
Tu es sacerdos in aeternum
Right Reverand Monsignor Francis J. Ross, D.D.
Born June 28, 1885
Ordained Nov. 1, 1911
Died Aug. 6, 1955
Requiscat in pace
* Gravestone. East side of St. Agatha - St. James Church. South side of Chestnut, East of 38th.
* 39.954915,-75.197800 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+St. Agatha - St. James Church




St. Mary's School Sign
1970 (year of the building)
* sign, school logo, symbolic heart, rose, book
* In the school logo the book under the heart is more pronounced
* West wall. St. Mary Interparochial School. East side of 5th, South of Locust.
* 39.945960,-75.149725 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+saintmarys.us




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




4 Seasons
Mike Smash, 2003
* sun and moon, dragonfly, plants and leaves
* Bottom of the North wall. Hawthorne Cultural Center. South side of Carpenter, West of 12th.
* 39.938550,-75.163000 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+hecphilly.org Hawthorne Cultural Center page




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




Grumman Greenhouse
Jordan Griska, 2011
* big real airplane, recycled containers, real plants
* inscription:
Grumman S2F Tracker, Polycarbonate, Soil, Recycled Containers, Plants
Plants courtesy of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
* Lenfest Plaza. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. West side of Broad, North of Arch.
* 39.955400,-75.163725 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Peace and Love
* See also:
+jordangriska.com
+Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts




Corp. James J. Cochran VFW Post 251 Memorial
* Named for James J. Cochran
* small VFW emblem, eagles, arrows and shield, olive branch
* There is no record of what war Cochran fought in. The VFW Post, which has since closed, was named for him in 1919. Whether this was intended as a memorial to Cochran in particular or a tribute to all the members of the Post is unclear.
* inscription:
Corp. James J. Cochran
Post No. 251
Veterans of Foreign Wars
of the United States
* North side of the triangle at 37th, Powelton, and Lancaster.
* 39.959610,-75.195335 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified, War
* See also:
+Scott Ryder's Powelton Post article about the memorial




Mary
* statue of Mary
* small standing person, head covering, crucifix, rose
* Visible through a gate at the other end of an alley
* Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. North side of Spruce, West of 6th.
* 39.945650,-75.152025 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+holyexperiment.org's Holy Trinity page




Mary
* Statue of Mary
* small standing person, head covered, Christian symbols, plants
* visible from the sidewalk
* Kate's Place. North side of Sansom, East of 20th.
* 39.951380,-75.173380 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+projecthome.org/locations/kates-place




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




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




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




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




Eagle
Claudius F. Le Grand and Sons, 1797
* eagle, food, shield and arrows, olive branch
* Pediment. First Bank of the United States. West side of 3rd between Chestnut and Walnut.
* 39.948050,-75.146250 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's First Bank of the United States page




Saint Vincent de Paul Parish Hall Eagle
1851 (unconfirmed)
* Seal of the United States: eagle, shield and arrows, olive branches
* 1851 is listed as the date for the church and possibly the whole complex
* inscription: E. Pluribus Unum
* West wall. Parish Hall. Saint Vincent de Paul Church. North side of Price, East of Lena (one block East of Germantown Ave.).
* 40.038350,-75.174350 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+St. Vincent de Paul 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




Aldine Hotel Entrance
1895
* small standing person, hat, luggage, plants, shield
* Entrance. 1920 Chestnut (South side of Chestnut, East of 20th).
* 39.951890,-75.172820 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+blog post about the Aldine




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




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




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




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




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




Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Nicola D'Ascenzo Studios, 1927
* scroll and tablet, large cats, angel wings, tree, sun, other symbols
* inscription: My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples
* Entrance. Congregation Rodeph Shalom. East side of Broad Street at Green.
* 39.963825,-75.160900 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org Nicola D'Ascenzo page
+Congregation Rodeph Shalom




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




Art Museum Roof Ornaments
1928 (year of building)
* griffins (museum logo), gazelles, plants
* Best seen on top of the South pediment.
* Around the roof. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965000,-75.181015 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Northwestern National Bank Building
1929
* eagles, logo, building, plants
* Southwest wall. Northeast corner, Ridge and Fairmount (just West of Broad).
* 39.967290,-75.160980 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour




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




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




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




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




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




Justice the Guardian of Liberty
1975
* Seal of the United States of America, eagle, stars, olive branches, shield and arrows
* South wall. Federal Court. North side of Market, East of 7th.
* 39.951000,-75.151300 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's James A. Byrne United States Courthouse page




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




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




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




Schiller
Heinrich Manger, 1886
* Statue of Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
* two standing people, one winged, torch, sitting person, tree stump, quill
* South side near the East end of the central promenade under a tree in the Horticulture Center. Horticulture Drive. East of Belmont..
* 39.982750,-75.211800 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Schiller page




Wistar Institute Entrance
1894
* reclining people, book and quill, owl, standing person, plants
* Entrance. Wistar Institute. West side of 36th between Spruce and Locust.
* 39.951200,-75.195425 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Wistar Institute




St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1928 - 1929
* gargoyles and statue of Saint Paul
* small standing person, Bible, sword, crosses, plants, dragons and chimeras, snake, bird, fish
* inscription: Spiritus Gladius
* Whole building.. St. Paul's Episcopal Church. South side of Chestnut Hill Ave., East of Germantown Ave..
* 40.079100,-75.208850 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+gargoyle hunter's page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building
+St. Paul's Chestnut Hill




Curtis Hall, Thomas Jefferson University
Horace Trumbauer, 1931
* standing people, reclining people, medical instruments, headgear, plants, lions, birds, griffins, various medical symbols
* Entrance. Curtis Hall, Thomas Jefferson University. North side of Walnut between 10th and 11th.
* 39.948625,-75.157800 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* Exhibits: Medical, New
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Horace Trumbauer page from philadelphiabuildings.org
+Thomas Jefferson University




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




Manayunk Stoops: Heart and Home
Diane Pieri, 2006
* stoops, fish, turtles, water, plants, abstract textile patterns, mill wheels
* Five locations along the Schuylkill River Trail between Cotton and Lock.
* 40.023820,-75.221710 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+dianepieri.com




Demeter and Poseidon
* bas reliefs of Demeter and Poseidon
* big standing people, horses, baskets, fish, food, plants, weapon (trident), crown
* Wall. North side of Spring Garden, West of 18th.
* 39.963540,-75.168850 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Demeter page
+wikipedia.org's Poseidon page




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




Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument
John Massey Rhind, James H. Windrim, 1883
* big standing person wearing a hat, weapons, eagles, horses, olive branches, United States, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia seals
* The eagles and plaques are by John Massey Rhind. The soldier is variously attributed to John Lachmier or Lachmer.
* The soldier is identical to the one on the West Park Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument
* inscription:
They never fail who die in a great cause.
-Byron
1861 Germantown's tribute to her heroic dead 1883
United States of America
Liberty and Union
now and forever, one and inseperable
-Webster
Pennsylvania
The Keystone State
liberty without obedience is confusion and obedience without liberty is slavery.
Philadelphia
The City of Brotherly Love
On Earth peace Good will toward men
-Luke
* Market Square. Germantown between Shoolhouse and Church.
* 40.034325,-75.172300 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's James H. Windrim page
+ushistory.org's Market Square 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




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




Cresheim Valley Pergola
1909 (restored 2005)
* small turtle, fish, two coats of arms, mill with waterwheel, water, trees
* The reliefs pictured here can be seen on the floor of the pergola in the first picture in front of the benches
* inscription:
marble plaque (badly faded):
This valley was named Krisheim by the Germans of the Rhine who bought the land from William Penn in 1687 and called it after their native village
Germantown Road follows the old Indian trail
The battle of Germantown began a little South of this green October 4, 1777
metal plaque:
February 23, 2005
This pergola and water trough have been refurbished by
The Chestnut Hill Rotary Club to honor 100 years of service by Rotary Clubs
in this country and in the world.
This renewed monument marks an entrance to Fairmount Park as it did when it was originally dedicated in 1909.
This pergola, the bridge and the Cresheim Trail serve as a symbol of the partnership between the communites of Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy
* Pergola. Southwest corner Germantown and Cresheim Valley.
* 40.066450,-75.196500 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+article about the restoration




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




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




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




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




The Singing Fountain
* fountain, standing people (including a mermaid), bowl, musical instruments, birds, flowers
* In the middle of the triangle formed by 11th, Passyunk, and Tasker.
* 39.929900,-75.163210 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+visitphilly.com The Singing Fountain page




City Hall, West Pavilion
Alexander Milne Calder, 1873 - 1893
* standing people, sitting and kneeling people, people in groups, heads, headgear, book, plants, snake, lizard, city seal
* Part of the whole building's art. City Hall. East side of 15th at Market.
* 39.952495,-75.164450 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Milne Calder page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




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




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




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




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




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




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




River of Life
Masayuki Nagase, 2014
* big and small water, rocks, furniture, birds, fish, insects, plants, turtle
* inscription:
plaque: Hand carved granite benches, sculptural boulders, and engraved tile pavers and medallions depicting images of local flora, fauna, and water patterns. An original artwork commissioned by The City of Philadelphia Percent for Art Program and The Philadelphia Water Department
rock: Venice Island is the legacy of 19th century urbanization. In 1819 a three mile sliver of schist was sliced away from Manayunk by a narrow canal that supplied the textile mills on the Island. Today, this site location led the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) to install a subsurface Combined Sewer Overflow Tank. This tank holds nearly 1 million gallons of a mixture of sewage and storm water during rain events, preventing untreated wastewater from flowing into the Schuylkill River.
To enable the use of the island for this essential river protection project, PWD committed to a full scale reconstruction of the Venice Island's recreation facilities. PWD worked with its sister city agencies and the neighborhood in the master planning process. This site uses the best in sustainable storm water management, ecological design and restoration to provide a much needed public place in the heart of Manayunk that addresses multiple needs - recreation, environmental protection, commerce and open space.
The revitalized space reflects the Island's industrial heritage, local building techniques and the vibrant natural history along the Schuylkill River, all the while meeting the rigorous challenges of creating a safe city park in the floodway. This park resides at the intersection of nature and city, striving to bring both closer.
* Multi-level plaza. Venice Island. Across the canal off Main and Cotton.
* 40.023810,-75.222675 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+veniceisland.org article and picture
+mnagase.com
+veniceisland.org




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




Philadelphia and the Schuylkill
* quotes from Charles Dickens, John P. Shelden, Frances Trollope and Mark Twain
* signs, sheep, locomotive, machines and tools, basket and barrel, buildings, maps, plants, food, benches with quotes
* an outdoor history exhibit with artistic elements
* inscription:
benches:
"The Water Works...are no less Ornamental than Useful, being Tastefully Laid Out as a Public Garden..."
-Charles Dickens
"I Passed Along the Pavement by the Pump-House... I went in. I saw Immense Water-Wheels.."
-Mark Twain (1853) Missouri
"The Celebrated Works on the Schuylkill, by which the Water of the River is Raised ...are Beyond Praise"
-John P. Shelden (1825) Michigan
"But interesting[?] and Curious as this Machinery is, it is, In Truth, One of the Prettiest Spots the Eye can look upon."
-Frances Trollope (1830) England
* Schuylkill Banks between the Waterworks and the Spring Garden Bridge.
* 39.965325,-75.183450 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Charles Dickens page
+wikipedia.org's Frances Trollope page
+wikipedia.org's Mark Twain page




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




Bruce S. Marks Scout Resource Center
1929
* logos, insignia, and mottoes, lion's head, shields, stars, birds, bison, tools, tent, anchor, torch, flowers
* inscription:
Youth Prepared Safeguards the Nation
Founded MCMX
This house dedicated to the training
of boys for youthful citizenship. Was
built by the Boy Scouts and their friends.
Erected MXMXXIX
On my honor I will do my best
to do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the scout law.
* Whole building.. Southeast corner, 22nd and Winter. One block South of the Parkway.
* 39.958850,-75.175300 [map]
* On the JFK North tour




Animals of Fairmount Park
Josey Stamm, 2001
* deer, fish, fox, frog, racoon, rat, vole, skunk, snake, squirrel, turtle, plants, sun, bird, water
* content list only includes animals pictured here
* inscription:
This mosaic contains 50 mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and aquatic invertebrates found in Fairmount Park made by the 7th and 8th grade students. A second mosaic on the Birds of Fairmount Park is on the side facade of this building. Created by Network Arts Artist Josey Stamm and students from Gesu School who participated in NetworkArts Environmental Program 2001. Special thanks to Karl Stamm, Maggie Hobson.
* Wall. Schuylkill River Trail off Main and Conarroe.
* 40.026145,-75.225770 [map]
* On the Manayunk tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+NetworkArts




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 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




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




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




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




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




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