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Exhibit: Religious

There are many possible ways to either define or classify an exhibit of religious public art and none of them are completely satisfactory. This particular exhibit, which is otherwise unclassified, includes art from the grounds of religious institutions, other art that references the religious aspects of specific people, and/or art with titles and images that invoke religious themes or belief systems, including several sculptures of angels. Some of the decisions to include or not include refernces to Ancient Greek and Roman figures were fairly arbitrary.

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
* See also:
+philadelphiasmagicgardens.org




Andrey Sheptytsky
* Statue of Andrey Sheptytsky
* standing person, crown, staff, crosses
* Behind a fence, but visible from the sidewalk.
* inscription: 1865-1944
* On the grounds just South of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. West side of Franklin between Brown and Poplar (Franklin is one block East of 8th).
* 39.965875,-75.150300 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Andrey Sheptytsky page
+Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral




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
* Other exhibits: War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+neumanngorettihs.org




Cross
* Symbol of Jesus
* cross
* Was on the West side of 17th, between Race and Vine
* Other exhibits: Missing
* See also:
+Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia




Cross
* Symbol of Jesus
* idea
* inscription: Remember the Unborn Innocents
* In front of St. Francis Xavier. Northeast corner, 24th and Green.
* 39.965925,-75.177200 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* See also:
+Philadelphia Church Project page for St. Francis Xavier




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
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Demeter page
+wikipedia.org's Poseidon page




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




In the Beginning. God...
* Symbol of Jesus
* cross, picture of the earth from the moon
* Was over the Neumann Center door on the Northwest corner of 33rd and Market until approximately 2010. The building is now a multicultural center
* Other exhibits: Missing




Jesus
* Statue of Jesus
* standing person, sacred heart symbol
* On the front lawn of the Convent of Divine Love. South side of Green, West of 22nd.
* 39.965350,-75.174500 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Other exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+adorationsisters.org




Mary
* statue of Mary
* small standing person
* inscription:
Erected to the memory of our 1943A Classmates who gave their lives in World War II
Raymond E. Adams, Donald A. Bath, John J. Corcoran, Robert M. Cox, John A. Dreger, Richard Farrell, James J. French, Laurence H. Gellbach, Walter F. Higgins, John J. Loughery, Francis J. Mac Murtrie, Robert De L. McKee
Donated by friends and relatives
* Between the stairs. Barbelin Hall, Saint Joseph's University. City Line, West of 54th.
* 39.995350,-75.237950 [map]
* Other exhibits: War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+Saint Joseph's University




Mary
* statue of Mary
* small head covered, rosary
* North side of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. East side of 13th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.951300,-75.161275 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+St. John's




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




Mary
* statue of Mary
* small standing person, headgear, snake
* In front of the Mario Lanza Institute. South side of Montrose, West of 7th.
* 39.937500,-75.155430 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+mariolanzainstitute.org




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
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+projecthome.org/locations/kates-place




Mary
* statue of Mary
* small standing person, head covered, rocks
* Visible through the gate
* Cemetery, Old St. Mary's. East side of 5th, South of Locust.
* 39.945800,-75.149665 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Other exhibits: New, Unidentified
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page




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




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]
* Other exhibits: Unidentified




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




Our Lady of Grace
George M. Kelly
* Statue of Mary
* standing person, halo, head covering
* Accessible when the school is open. Clearly visible when the gate is closed.
* inscription: by George M. Kelly S.C. / Class of 1970
* South entrance. Roman Catholic High School. North side of Vine, East of Broad.
* 39.958110,-75.161770 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+romancatholichs.com




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




Saint Francis of Assisi
* statue of Saint Francis of Assisi
* small standing person, birds
* visible through the fence
* South side of St. Clement's Church. North side of Apple Tree, West of 20th.
* 39.956250,-75.173125 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's St. Francis of Assisi page
+saintclementsphiladelphia.org




Saint Francis of Assisi
* Statue of Saint Francis of Assisi
* small standing person, bird
* In front of Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church. Northeast corner, 10th and Vine.
* 39.957310,-75.155325 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Other exhibits: New, Unidentified
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's St. Francis of Assisi page
+holyredeemer.cc




Saint Hedwig
* Statue of Saint Hedwig
* small standing person wearing a crown, carrying a house
* Was on the Northeast corner of 24th and Brown, outside the former St. Hedwig's Church, closed c. 2004. Reappeared at the Southeast corner of 24th and Green c. 2010. Removed from that location some time in late 2013 or early 2014. The first two pictures are from 24th and Green. The last picture is from 24th and Brown.
* 39.965710,-75.177200 [map]
* Other exhibits: Missing, Moved, Unidentified
* See also:
+biography of Saint Hedwig




Saint Vincent de Paul
* Saint Vincent de Paul
* standing person
* In the front yard of Saint Vincent de Paul Church. North side of Price, East of Lena (one block East of Germantown Ave.).
* 40.038200,-75.174390 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Saint Vincent de Paul page
+St. Vincent de Paul Church




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
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Saint Joseph page
+St. Joseph's Hospital




Stele of S'akya-muni
* small standing person
* Concrete reproduction. Formerly in the East courtyard of the University Museum.
* Other exhibits: Missing




United House of Prayer For All People
* two lions, standing angels, three crosses
* Front wall. United House of Prayer For All People. Haverford and Preston.
* 39.962800,-75.204150 [map]
* Other exhibits: Unidentified, African American
* See also:
+United House of Prayer For All People




Nandi
1500
* bull
* Formerly at Penn's Landing at Dock Street. Removed when the hotel was built (approximately 2001)
* Other exhibits: Missing




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
* See also:
+article from phillyhistory.org
+wikipedia.org's John Haviland page
+wikipedia.org's Dionysus page
+saintgeorgecathedral.org




St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
1830
* Statues of Saint John, Saint Luke, Saint Mark and Saint Matthew
* small standing people, books and scrolls
* The four evangelists are displayed here top to bottom (left to right facing the church) in canonical (reverse alphabetical) order.
* Entrance pillars. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. East side of 13th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.951225,-75.161435 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+St. John's




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
* Other exhibits: Gargoyles




Central Post
1850 (approximate)
* bird, bear
* Formerly at Penn's Landing at Dock Street. Removed when the hotel was built (approximately 2001)
* Other exhibits: Missing




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




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
* Other exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+Saint Mark's Church




Holy Trinity Episcopal Chuch
1859 (original building date)
* dogs
* Side entrance. Holy Trinity Episcopal Chuch. South side of Walnut between 19th and 20th.
* 39.950400,-75.173325 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Other exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




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
* Other exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building
+First Presbyterian 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
* Other exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+Trinity Center for Urban Life




Lions
1875
* Jesus
* small lion heads
* Entrance. Metropolitan Baptist Church. Southwest corner, 35th and Baring.
* 39.961075,-75.192945 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Other exhibits: New
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+mbcphila.com




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
* 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




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




Rev. Dr. John Witherspoon
Joseph Alexis Bailly, 1876 (unconfirmed)
* Statue of John Witherspoon
* standing person, scroll
* inscription:
front:
A lineal descendant of John Knox
Born in Scotland February 5 1722
Ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church 1745
President of the College of New Jersey 1788-1794
The only clergyman in the Continental Congress
A signer of the Declaration of Independence
Died at Princeton, New Jersey November 15, 1794
right:
For my own part of property I have some of reputation. More, that reputation is staked, that property is pledged, on the issue of this contest. And although these grey hairs must soon descend into sepulchre I would infinitely rather that they descend thither by the hand of the executioner than desert at this crisis the sacred cause of my country.
left:
"Proclaim liberty throughout the land and to all its inhabitants thereof" -Levit. XX 10
* North side of the East end loop of the Horticulture Center. N. Horticulture Drive. East of Belmont.
* 39.984050,-75.208900 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Joseph Alexis Bailly page
+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page




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




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
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+Rodin Museum




Eve
Auguste Rodin, 1881 (cast 1925)
* Statue of Eve
* standing person
* East side of the front wall. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961775,-75.173950 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+wikipedia.org's Eve page
+Rodin Museum




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
* Other exhibits: War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's John Massey Rhind page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's James H. Windrim page
+ushistory.org's Market Square page




St. Andrew and St. Monica Gargoyles
1883
* small dragons
* South and East walls. Church of St. Andrew and St. Monica. West side of 36th, South of Baring.
* 39.960600,-75.194050 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Other exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+ssandrewmonica.org




Toleration
Herman Kirn, 1883
* Statue of William Penn
* standing person wearing a hat
* There seems to be some debate as to whether this is a statue of William Penn or a random Quaker. Coordinates for this piece are taken from wikipedia.
* On top of Mom Rinker's Rock. Down the footpath from Hortter and Parkline. Take the path on your left until you reach the bridge with no handrail on your right. Turn right, and cross the bridge. The statue is on top of the rock on the other side..
* 40.034006,-75.199099 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+Wikipedia.org Mom Rinker's Rock 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]
* Other exhibits: New
* See also:
+Explanation from online-mythology.com
+wikipedia.org's Diana page
+wikipedia.org's Orestes 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
* Other exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building
+Tabernacle United Church




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




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
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+Fleisher Art Memorial




Saint James
1887 (year of building)
* Statue of Saint James
* standing person, staff
* Carved for the building in Italy. Behind mesh that isn't visible from the street but partially obscures the picture.
* Niche above the entrance arch. St. Agatha - St. James Church. Southeast corner, 38th and Chestnut.
* 39.955000,-75.198250 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Saint James page
+St. Agatha - St. James Church




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
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry
+wikipedia.org's Wilson Eyre page




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




Mother Bethel Gargoyles
1889
* dragons
* High on the walls. Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Northeast corner 6th and Lombard.
* 39.943375,-75.151850 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Other exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+philadelphiabuilding.org's entry for the building
+Mother Bethel AME Church




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
* Other exhibits: 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




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




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
* See also:
+philadelphia buildings.org entry for the building
+oldzionlutheran.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
* Other exhibits: 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




Bishop Matthew Simpson
1896
* Statue of Matthew Simpson
* standing person
* Belmont and Edgely.
* 39.994750,-75.217825 [map]
* On the West Park tour
* Other exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+biography of Matthew Simpson




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




Witherspoon Building Figures
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1898
* Statues of James Caldwell, Samuel Davies, Francis Makemie, John McMillan, Marcus Whitman and John Witherspoon
* standing people, hats, books and papers, wagon wheel
* The first six pictures are of the individuals in the order listed on the plaques. The last two are detail shots. The pieces are visible up close when the gates are open and through the gates when they are closed.
* Originally on the Witherspoon Building
* inscription:
Francis Makemie
c1658-1708
John Witherspoon
1723-1794
John McMillan
1752-1833
Samuel Davies
1723-1761
James Caldwell
1734-1781
Marcus Whitman
1802-1847
* Front courtyard. Presbyterian Historical Society. North side of Lombard, East of 5th.
* 39.942900,-75.149950 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Other exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+wikipedia.org's James Caldwell page
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Davies page
+cyberhymnal.org's Samuel Davies page
+wikipedia.org's Francis Makemie page
+findagrave.com's Rev. John McMillan page
+wikipedia.org's Marcus Whitman page
+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page
+Presbyterian Historical Society at pcusa.org




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
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for Edgar Viguers Seeler
+First Baptist Church of Philadelphia




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




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
* Other exhibits: 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
* Other exhibits: African American
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Richard Allen page
+Mother Bethel AME Church




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




Pompeian Dancing Satyr
1904
* standing person (satyr)
* Listed as a reproduction, no artist
* Upper (West) courtyard. Penn Museum. South side of South, just East of 33rd.
* 39.949630,-75.191610 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology




The Pilgrim
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1904
* standing person, hat, Bible, walking stick
* Other side of Kelly Drive at Lemon Hill Drive.
* 39.970100,-75.188660 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Other exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+sgnhs.org page for this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1912 picture of this piece outside City Hall on a different base
+Saint-Gaudens National Historical Site




St. Augustine and St. Patrick
1907
* Statues of Saint Augustine and Saint Patrick
* standing people, hats, staffs, religious symbols
* Front wall. National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia. West side of Broad, South of Ellsworth.
* 39.936300,-75.167350 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Augustine of Hippo page
+wikipedia.org's Saint Patrick page
+National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia




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]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Saint Joseph page
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church




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




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




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
* Other exhibits: Unidentified, War
* See also:
+ushistory.org's Commodore Barry page




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




Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
Joseph Sibbel, 1915 (installed)
* Statues of Jesus, Mary, Saint Paul and Saint Peter
* standing people, sword, scroll, key
* Front wall. Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. East side of 18th Street, North of the Parkway.
* 39.957500,-75.169010 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Joseph Sibbel page
+wikipedia.org's Mary, mother of Jesus page
+ushistory.org page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




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




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




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
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org Nicola D'Ascenzo page
+Congregation Rodeph Shalom




Art Museum Cherub
1928
* small upright winged person
* Over the back door. Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966075,-75.181700 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Other exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




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
* Other exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+gargoyle hunter's page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building
+St. Paul's Chestnut Hill




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
* Other exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+Gargoyle Hunter page for the building




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
* See also:
+askart.com's Beatrice Fenton page




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




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
* 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




The Puritan
Harry Rosin, 1942
* standing person, gun
* South Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.972375,-75.190360 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+michenermuseum.org's Harry Rosin page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




The Quaker
Harry Rosin, 1942
* standing person, Bible, hat
* South Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.972525,-75.190360 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+michenermuseum.org's Harry Rosin page
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




Playing Angels
Carl Milles, 1950
* vertical angels, musical instruments
* Kelly Drive and Fountain Green Drive.
* 39.980225,-75.198840 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* Other exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+photo.net pictures from Millesgarden in Stockholm, Sweden




The Presbyterian Ministers Fund for Life Insurance
1951 (possible date of building extension)
* small standing people, hats, baskets
* inscription: He that soweth bountifully shall reap bountifully
* Above the West entrance. Barnes and Noble. North side of Walnut, West of 18th.
* 39.950310,-75.171110 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+barnesandnoble.com store locator




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




The Preacher
Waldemar Raemisch, 1952
* standing person
* inscription: He guided our ways
* North Terrace Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. Kelly Drive, past Boat House Row.
* 39.974675,-75.191625 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour
* See also:
+ushistory.org's Samuel Memorial tour page




Tezzi-Reitz Veterans Memorial
1955
* stele, memorial with VFW emblem
* Picture provided by and Copyright William Mason
* inscription:
Erected through the combined efforts of the commanding officers and members of VFW Post 250 and the public spirited people of the Port Richmond and Kensington areas, in evidence of those who gave so much to protect our God given freedom and liberty.
Memorial Day 1955
Tezzi-Reitz Post
* Southwest side of Somerset between Aramingo and Cedar St..
* 39.983275,-75.115515 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Other exhibits: New, War
* See also:
+Friends of Tezzi-Reitz on Facebook




Three Bar Russian Cross
1957
* Symbol of Jesus
* 3 bar cross, moon and stars
* Over the entrance. Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady. South side of Brandywine, West of 20th.
* 39.964300,-75.170975 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* See also:
+Russian Orthodox Church of Our Lady




Johnnie Ring
Boris Blai, 1958 (installed 1964)
* Statue of and tribute to Johnnie Ring
* small standing person wearing a hat, Bible, sword
* inscription:
"Johnnie Ring was the youth whose example in life and heroism in death provided inspiration that led to the founding of Temple University. In the war between the states he was personal orderly to Captain Russell H. Conwell of the 46th Massachusetts Infantry. The moving forces of his life at that time were his religious faith and his devotion to Captain Conwell. When a surprise Confederate attack routed Union troops, it was Johnnie Ring who raced across a flaming bridge and through enemy gunfire to retrieve from his commander's tent the ceremonial sword presented to the Captain by the city of Springfield. He brought back the sword, but he died that night of his burns as Conwell knelt by his cot in prayer. The incident turned Conwell to the ministry as a life work and later to the founding of Temple University. He vowed to live a life for Johnnie Ring as well as for himself. Eight hours of work a day for Johnnie, eight hours of work for his own. Except for Johnnie Ring, Conwell would never have told America the story of the acres of diamonds, nor would he have built the University that enabled multitudes of young men and women to realize the promise of education." -Russell Conwell Cooney
A lad who didn't die
1861-1958
* West side of Watts Walk, North of Berks Mall.
* 39.982575,-75.156525 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* Other exhibits: War
* See also:
+Temple University Libraries: Boris Blai Personal Papers




Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith
1959 (year of building)
* Symbols and name of Jesus
* crosses and other symbols
* North and West sides. Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith. Southeast corner, 22nd and Bainbridge.
* 39.944100,-75.178710 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:
+Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith




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




King Solomon
Alexander Archipenko, 1963
* Statue of Solomon
* abstract standing person
* East side of 36th, between Locust Walk and Walnut.
* 39.952625,-75.194850 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+The Archipenko Foundation




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




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
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Pope John Paul II page
+Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral




St. Joseph the Worker
Maurice Lowe, 1967
* Statue of Joseph
* small standing person, carpenter's tools
* In front of Barbelin Hall. Saint Joseph's University. City Line, West of 54th.
* 39.995600,-75.238125 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Saint Joseph page
+Saint Joseph's University




For the Greater Glory of God
1968 (approximate year of building)
* standing person, Jesuit motto
* Wall. St. Joe's Prep. Northwest corner, 17th and Girard.
* 39.972300,-75.164500 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* Other exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+St. Joe's Prep




Cross
1969
* cross, arch
* Roof. University Lutheran. North of 37th and Chestnut.
* 39.955350,-75.196240 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Other exhibits: New
* See also:
+University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation




Doves
James Frost, 1969 (building date)
* doves
* South wall. University Lutheran. Northeast corner, 37th and Chestnut.
* 39.955025,-75.196310 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Other exhibits: Peace and Love
* See also:
+University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation




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
* Other exhibits: New, 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




St. Rita of Cascia Statue
1970 (approximate, new mold 2010)
* Statue of Saint Rita of Cascia
* small standing person, habit, crosses
* Just South of the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia. West side of Broad, South of Ellsworth.
* 39.936100,-75.167400 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia




Awakening
Ron T. Pierce, 1971
* small standing angel, horn
* Visible through the fence
* Side yard, Union Baptist Church. Southwest corner, 19th and Fitzwater.
* 39.942700,-75.174050 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour




John Nepomucene Neumann (Cathedral)
1972
* Statue of John Nepomucene Neumann
* small standing person, cross
* inscription:
Born in Bohemia 1811.
Redemptionist Missionary.
Father of the parochial schools in the United States.
Died in Philadelphia 1860.
Fourth Bishop of Philadelphia.
Man of God.
* Outside the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. East side 18th Street, North of the Parkway.
* 39.957840,-75.168900 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Other exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's John Nepomucene Neumann page
+ushistory.org page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




Cross
Joseph C. Bailey, 1973
* Symbol of Jesus
* big cross
* Outside Bright Hope Baptist Church. Southeast corner, 12th and Cecil B. Moore.
* 39.977875,-75.154060 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour




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




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




The Winged Ox, Symbol of St. Luke the Physician
Henry Mitchell, 1976
* Symbol of Saint Luke
* winged ox, symbol
* The pole is inscribed with the names of famous doctors, starting with Hippocrates at the bottom.
* On the campus of Thomas Jefferson University. South side of Walnut just West of 10th.
* 39.948400,-75.157850 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* Other exhibits: Medical
* See also:
+henrywmitchell.com
+Thomas Jefferson University




Jesus, The Bread of Life
Walter Erlebacher, 1978
* Statue of Jesus
* small standing person, food
* Originally installed nearer the corner on the large patch of grass. Moved some time between October 2016 and June 2017. The last picture is from the original location.
* inscription: 4th International Eucharistic Congress
* Against the West wall of the house on the South side of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. North side of Race West of 18th.
* 39.957110,-75.168575 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Other exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of this piece
+ushistory.org page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




For God and Country
1979
* small standing person, rifle, hat
* inscription:
For God and Country. We dedicate this memorial to the gallant men and women of our armed forces who served this great nation in time of peril to keep this a free nation. One Nation Under God.
* In front of the Veterans Administration Hospital. 38th and Woodland.
* 39.949050,-75.200050 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* Other exhibits: Unidentified, War




Zen Doors
Ike Hay, 1979
* abstract form
* Wall. Northwest corner, 3rd and Callowhill.
* 39.957565,-75.144300 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Other exhibits: New




Hephaestus
Robert David Lasus, 1980
* tribute to Hephaestus
* small abstract form
* inscription: Patron God of the Arts
* Pelbano Recreation Center. Southwest side of Solly Ave. at Horrocks St., down the path between the ballfield and the building.
* 40.061990,-75.050750 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Hephaestus page




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
* Other exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Pope John Paul II page
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




Welcome Park
Venturi, Scott Brown (and Rauch), 1982
* Tribute to William Penn
* big map, standing person wearing a hat, house
* Welcome Park is laid out on a giant map of the original street plan, with miniature representations of two objects related to William Penn - the City Hall statue and his original slate-roof house. The Park itself sits on the site of the house. Two walls around the park contain a biography of Penn, and his farewell address to the city is on the back of the base of the model of the statue. At the time Welcome Park was built, the firm was named Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown.
* The original City Hall statue: William Penn
* inscription:
house:
This model design was created from available knowledge of the
SLATE ROOF HOUSE
ground:
Of all the many places I have seen in the world, I remember not one better seated: so that it seems to me to have been appointed for a town.
The names of the streets are mostly from the things that grow in the country, as Vine Street, Mulberry Street, Chestnut Street, and the like.
* Plaza. East side of Second Street between Chestnut and Walnut.
* 39.947300,-75.143975 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+ushistory.org page for this piece
+venturiscottbrown.org
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page




William Penn
Frank C. Gaylord, 1982
* Statue of William Penn
* standing person wearing a hat, scroll
* inscription:
front:
Pennsylvania Founded 1682
Commemorated 1982
Those people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.
-William Penn
back:
Penn Treaty Park
Erected and dedicated April 24, 1982 by the National Society Daughters of The American Colonists in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Pennsylvania and the treaty with the Indians.
* Penn Treaty Park. Delaware and Marlborough.
* 39.966850,-75.128650 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+Friends of Penn Treaty Park
+Penn Treaty Park Historical Plaques




Jonathan Netanyahu Memorial
Buky Schwartz, 1986
* Memorial to Jonathan Netanyahu
* abstract forms
* inscription:
Entebbe, Jonathan Netanyahu, July 4, 1976.
They were swifter than eagles, they were faster than lions. The bow of Jonathan turned not back. II Samuel 1.22,23
Jonathan Netanyahu, 1946-1976
* Outside Mikveh Israel. East Side of 5th Street, North of Market, along the walkway between 4th and 5th.
* 39.951115,-75.147760 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* Other exhibits: War
* See also:
+The museum's page for this piece
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+bukyschwartz.com
+wikipedia.org's Jonathan Netanyahu page
+Mikveh Israel




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
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Adam page
+wikipedia.org's David page
+wikipedia.org's Eve page
+wikipedia.org's Isaiah page
+wikipedia.org's Magi page
+St. John's




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

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




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




The Freedom Ring
Houston Conwill, Joseph De Pace, Estella Conwill Majozo, 1994
* map, quotes about freedom
* Features a map which shows some of Philadelphia's historic houses of worship, hospitals, and government sites, plus expressions of freedom in 36 languages, and a spiral of phrases including "We shall overcome", and "Go down Moses"
* Plaza. Community College. Between 17th and 18th, South of Spring Garden. Can be reached from the walkway on the West side of 18th.
* 39.961850,-75.167375 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Other exhibits: African American
* See also:
+leftmatrix.com Houston Conwill page
+Community College of Philadelphia




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
* See also:
+National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia




Striving
Charles Searles, 1995
* abstract form
* African Methodist Episcopal Church, First District Plaza. West of the Northwest corner, 38th and Market.
* 39.956890,-75.198600 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+askart.com's Charles Searles page




Tamanend
Raymond Sandoval, 1995
* Statue of Tamanend
* big standing person wearing a hat, eagle, turtle
* inscription:
In honor of the contributions of Native American Indians - the ancestors, the elders, this generation and the generations to come - this sculpture commemorates Tamanend, a Sakima, of the Lenni-Lenape Nation who resided in the Delaware Valley when Philadelphia or "Coaquannok" was established.
Tamanend stands on a turtle, which represents Mother Earth. The eagle, a reverend messenger of Great Spirit, has a wampum belt in its grasp. This belt recognizes the friendship treaty under the Sackomaxen elm between William Penn ("Mikwon"), Tamanend ("The Affable One") and other leaders of the Lenni-Lenape Nation. It reads "to live in peace as long as the waters are in the rivers and creeks and as long as the stars and moon endure."
Penn dealt with the Lenni-Lenape people when he came to the land given him by the King of England. He bought the land from the Lenni-Lenape through a number of treaties. Tamanend was one of the Sakimas who played a prominent role as a welcoming delegate on Penn's arrival in 1682 and in the early treaties of 1683 and 1692.
Tamanend was considered the patron saint of America by the colonists prior to American Independence. Tamanend day was celebrated annually on May 1st in Philadelphia and bells were rung in his honor.
* Front and Market.
* 39.949735,-75.142000 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Other exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of this piece
+raymondsandoval.com




Angel Moroni
Karl Quilter, 1998 (original, copy installed 2016)
* Statue of Angel Moroni
* This piece can be seen for blocks, especially on bright days. The last picture was taken from taken from Logan Square during construction of the Temple.
* Top of the East tower. Mormon Temple. North side of Vine, West of 17th.
* 39.959040,-75.167960 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Angel Moroni page
+ldschurchtemples.com/philadelphia




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
* Other exhibits: Peace and Love
* See also:
+lynnbdenton.com
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton
+Tabernacle United Church




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
* Other exhibits: Peace and Love
* See also:
+theartwell.org
+lynnbdenton.com
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton
+newjerusalemnow.org




Doorways to Peace
Joe Brenman, Cathleen Hughes, Fadwa Kashkash, 2003 - 2004
* abstract shapes, ideas
* Walls. Al Aqsa Islamic Society. Northeast corner, Germantown Ave. and Jefferson St..
* 39.973750,-75.141700 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Other exhibits: Peace and Love
* See also:
+Joe Brenman's page for this piece
+joebrenman.com
+inliquid.org's Cathleen Hughes page
+alaqsaislamicsociety.com




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
* See also:
+ironstudioltd.com
+Campbell Square information




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




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
* See also:
+SEPTA's page for this piece
+joebrenman.com
+wikipedia.org's Church Station page




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]
* Other exhibits: African American
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Martin Luther King, Jr. page




Buddha and Dragons
2010 (installed)
* Statue of Buddha
* big standing person, headgear, flask, small dragons
* South side of Phat Quang Buddhist Temple. East side of 4th, North of Washington.
* 39.935210,-75.150400 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Guatama Buddha page




Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy
Gregory Pototsky, 2011
* References to, statue of, in memory of: Thomas Jefferson, Uriah Phillips Levy and James A. Zimble
* small standing person, sword, paper, Star of David and U.S. Navy logo
* inscription:
April 22, 1792 - March 22, 1862

Nissan 30, 5552 - Adar II 20, 5622
"I am an American, a sailor, and a Jew."
Born in Philadelphia in 1792, Uriah Phillips Levy was a fifth generation American. According to family stories, he left for sea at ten years old, returning to celebrate his bar mitzvah here at Congregation Mikveh Israel in 1805. He served with distinction in the U.S. Navy in the War of 1812, and became the first Jewish U.S. Navy Commodore, a rank equivalent to Admiral today.
During his fifty-year naval career, Levy was court martialed six times and killed a man in a duel - all incidents related to rampant anti-Semitism. He was dismissed twice from the U.S. Navy, but was reinstated by Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler. He went on to command the Mediterranean Fleet and was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln to the Navy Court Martial Board during the Civil War. Levy played a key role in helping to repeal the flogging of sailors, making the U.S. Navy the first military organization in the world to abolish physical punishment.
Levy greatly admired President Thomas Jefferson and the Bill of Rights he crafted, which safeguarded religious liberties for all Americans. In 1832, he commissioned a statue of Jefferson, which sits in the U.S. Capitol today. In 1834, Levy purchased Monticello, Jefferson's home near Charlottesville, Virginia, which he repaired, restored, and preserved for future generations.
The World War II destroyer escort USS Levy (DE-162) was named in his honor, as were the Uriah P. Levy Jewish Chapel at the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia, and the Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center and Jewish Chapel at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Levy is buried at the Beth Olom Cemetery in Queens, New York.
Given with love of God and Country
in memory of Vice Admiral James A. Zimble, MC USN Ret. (1933-2011)
Beloved 30th Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy
Dedicated December 16, 2011, Kislev 20, 5772
Rabbi Aaron Landes, Rear Admiral CHC USN Ret.
Captain Gary "Yuri" Tabach, USN Ret.
Joshua H. Landes
* West side of Mikveh Israel. East side of 5th, North of Market.
* 39.951325,-75.148400 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* Other exhibits: War
* See also:
+pototsky.ru
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Jefferson page
+wikipedia.org's Uriah P. Levy page
+wikipedia.org's James A, Zimble page
+Mikveh Israel




Jesus
2014 (installed, based on June 2014 Street View)
* Statue of Jesus
* standing person
* inscription:
In loving memory of
Joseph James Moy
1924-1963
* On top of the South wall. Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church. North side of Vine, West of 9th.
* 39.957215,-75.154300 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Other exhibits: New, Unidentified
* See also:
+holyredeemer.cc




Interfaith Symbol
2016
* symbol
* Just South of the Episcopal Cathedral. East side of 38th, North of Chestnut.
* 39.955550,-75.198100 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Other exhibits: New, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiacathedral.org




Richard Allen
Fern Cunningham-Terry, 2016
* statue of, with tribute to Richard Allen, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Clementa C. Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons and Myra Thompson
* small standing person, pulpit, Bible
* inscription:
base
Richard Allen
1760-1831
Founder and First Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
Apostle of freedom proclaiming a liberating and reconciling Gospel.
tribute plaques
In Tribute to the Emanuel Nine
On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, the pastor and eight faithful members were tragically slain in a mass shooting at
Emanuel African American Methodist Episcopal Church
Charleston, South Carolina
They had come together with great joy for a weekly Bible Study. But a stranger who had been warmly welcomed into the group snuffed out the lives of these beloved fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, colleagues and friends. May the untimely deaths of these three men and six women be an eternal reminder of the power of love and forgiveness, and that God's grace is sufficient, no matter what.
The Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, 41
State Senator and Senior Pastor
The Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45
Mrs. Cynthia Hurd, 54
Ms. Susie Jackson, 87
Ms. Ethel Lance, 70
The Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49
Mr. Tywanza Sanders, 26
The Rev. Daniel Simmons, 74
Mrs. Myra Thompson, 59
For to me, to live in Christ and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:21, NIV
* Southwest corner of the parking lot. Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Northeast corner 6th and Lombard.
* 39.943115,-75.151985 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Other exhibits: African American
* See also:
+emanuelamechurch.org's tribute page
+cunninghamsculpture.com
+wikipedia.org's Fern Cunningham page
+wikipedia.org's Richard Allen page
+Mother Bethel AME Church