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Landmark: Logan Square

On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour.

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




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]
* Exhibits: New, War
* See also:
+The Paul Philippe Cret Collection at upenn.edu




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




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




General Galusha Pennypacker
Charles Grafly, Albert Laessle, 1934
* Statue of Galusha Pennypacker
* standing person wearing a helmet, cats, cannon
* inscription:
Galusha Pennypacker
Brevet Major General
United States Army
1844-1916
* North side of Logan Square. Parkway East of 19th.
* 39.958515,-75.169675 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites, War
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1935 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Charles Grafly page
+National Museum of Wildlife Art's Albert Laessle page
+wikipedia.org's Galusha Pennypacker page




Thomas Fitzsimmons
Giuseppe Donato, 1946
* Statue of Thomas Fitzsimmons
* standing person, quill
* inscription:
front: Born in Ireland, 1741, died in Philadelphia, 1811. Member of Continental Congress, Signer of Constitution, Member of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Congress.
back: Erected by the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
* East side of Logan Square. West of 18th, between Race and Vine.
* 39.958000,-75.169290 [map]
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+phillyhistory.org 1946 picture of this piece
+findagrave.com's Thomas Fitzsimmons page




Diego de Gardoqui
Luis Sanguino, 1977
* Statue of Diego de Gardoqui
* standing person, piece of paper
* A number of different artists names are listed in various places, but this one seems most likely. In 2012 this piece was moved inside Sister Cities Park, and the Children's Garden was built around it
* inscription:
1735-1798
Envoy of the King of Spain
* Children's Garden, Sister Cities Park, East side of Logan Square. West side of 18th, South of Vine.
* 39.958185,-75.169225 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+Diego Maria de Gardoqui entry from the National Park Service's Mission 2000 Database




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]
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Pope John Paul II page




The City of Philadelphia
American Soc. of Civil Engineers, 1997
* Monument to the work of Thomas Holme and William Penn
* small map of Philadelphia
* inscription:
A portraiture of the City of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania in America by Thomas Holme Surveyor General. Sold by Andrew Sowle in Shoreditch London.
Planned 1682
Dedicated 1997
American Society of Civil Engineers, 1852
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
The City of Philadelphia
Surveyor General Thomas Holme, Governor William Penn and others planned the open public squares and rational street layout that we enjoy today. These original features have inspired city engineers for 300 years.
* Southeast corner of Aviator Park, West side of Logan Square. North side of Race, East of 20th.
* 39.957550,-75.171450 [map]
* See also:
+American Society of Civil Engineers
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Holme page
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page




AMOR
Robert Indiana, 1998 (installed 2016)
* idea
* South end of Sister Cities Park, East side of Logan Square. Northwest corner, 18th, Cherry, and the Parkway.
* 39.957220,-75.169275 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Robert Indiana page
+Smithsonian interview with Robert Indiana




Sister Cities Fountain
Bryan Hanes, 2012
* fountain
* Plaza. South end of Sister Cities Park, East side of Logan Square. North side of the Parkway, West side of 18th.
* 39.957610,-75.169325 [map]
* See also:
+studiobryanhanes.com




Bike Cloud
Ralph Tullie, 2014
* small abstract cloud
* Bike rack. East side of Logan Square. West side of Sister Cities Park, Northwest of 18th and Race.
* 39.957705,-75.169710 [map]
* See also:
+studio-rt.com


See Also

+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page