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Landmark: Lovett Branch Library

On the Germantown Avenue tour.

Turkish Catapult Stones
1400 - 1499
* Artifacts taken by Samuel Livingston Breese
* weapons (rocks)
* The inscription actually says 18-8, but the Congress was Commodore Breese's flagship until 1858
* inscription: These two stone cannon balls were hurled from catapults by the Turks in their engagements with the Christians in the XVth century. Transported in 1858 from the island of Rhodes by the U.S. Frigate "Congress" under command of Commodore Samuel Livingston Breese, USN
* Gate posts. Lovett Branch Library. East side of Germantown, South of Sedgwick.
* 40.056600,-75.187800 [map]
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's history of Rhodes
+wikipedia.org's USS Congress page
+wikipedia.org's Samuel Livingston Breese page




Lovett Memorial Reading Garden Benches
Warren C. Holzman, 2004
* abstract benches, words
* inscription: read, muse, grow
* In the garden of the Lovett Branch Library. East side of Germantown, South of Sedgwick.
* 40.056650,-75.187525 [map]
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+ironstudioltd.com




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]
* See also:
+Mt. Airy Learning Tree history page with explanation of this piece
+Tessera Studio and Gallery


See Also

+Lovett Branch Library