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Landmark: Xfinity Live

On the South Broad tour.

Score!
Gil Whitman, 1976
* small people, one standing, one kneeling, hockey equipment
* Was behind the Spectrum at Broad and Pattision. The Spectrum was demolished early 2011. Reinstalled 2012 in the current location. The last picture is from the original location
* On the path from the parking lot behind Xfinity Live. Southwest of the Southwest corner of 11th and Pattison.
* 39.903800,-75.169900 [map]
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved




Dr. J
Barney Bright, 1987
* Statue of Julius Erving
* standing person, basketball
* Was in front of the Spectrum at Broad and Pattison. The Spectrum was demolished early 2011. Reinstalled in the current location. The last picture is from the Spectrum.
* inscription:
Julius Winfield Erving II * Nine years captain of the 76ers * Captain of the 1983 World Champions * NBA Most Valuable Player 1981 * 11 Time NBA All Star * All Star MVP 1977, 1983 * Member of the ABA Champions 1974, 1976 * ABA Most Valuable Player 1974, 1976 * Five time ABA All Star * Athlete, Sportsman, Gentleman
* On the path from the parking lot behind Xfinity Live. Southwest of the Southwest corner of 11th and Pattison.
* 39.903900,-75.169800 [map]
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved, African American
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Julius Erving page




Kate Smith
Marc Mellon, 1987
* Statue of Kate Smith
* standing person
* Was behind the Spectrum at Broad and Pattison, which was demolished in early 2011. Reinstalled in the current location in 2012 with a shorter plaque. The current plaque omits the second, third, and fourth paragraphs from the original inscription, which is listed here in full with the removed section in square brackets. The last picture is from the original location.
* inscription:
1907-1986
Blessed with a voice and presence which led her to stardom on Broadway, radio, and television, Miss Smith came to symbolize joyous, homespun, American patriotism.
[Her stirring rendition of "God Bless America" introduced on Armistice Day 1938 lifted the spirits of the nation after the Great Depression and inspired us to persevere through the agony of World War II.
When president Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced Kate to the King and Queen of England he said "This is Kate Smith... This is America!"
During World War II, Miss Smith raised more than $600 million in War Bond sales and in 1982, President Ronald Reagan presented her with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom.]
Kate Smith had a special relationship with the Flyers and the City of Philadephia. Her live performances of "God Bless America" helped inspire the Flyers to become Stanley Cup Champions for the first time in 1974.
This statue, honoring one of America's greatest patriots, is a gift from the Philadelphia Flyers to the people of our great country.
Dedicated: October 5, 1987
* On the path from the parking lot behind Xfinity Live. Southwest of the Southwest corner of 11th and Pattison.
* 39.903600,-75.170000 [map]
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Philadelphia Flyers
+shingcollection.com's Marc Mellon page
+katesmith.org




Walk Together Forever
statues.com, 2013
* Statue of Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent
* small standing people, hockey equipment, Stanley Cup
* Located in an outdoor seating area. It may be difficult to see up close.
* inscription:
Since their inception in 1967, the Flyers have always done everything possible to put a winning team on the ice. That work ethic was rewarded on May 19, 1974 when the Flyers defeated the Boston Bruins in six games to become the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. The Flyers then repeated the feat on May 27, 1975 with a six game series win over the Buffalo Sabres.
On both occasions, Flyers greats Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent accepted the Stanley Cup for the Flyers and began the on-ice celebration. Those moments are immortalized with this statue, which honors all of those who made the Broad Street Bullies a legendary part of Philadelphia Flyers history and forever cemented their spot in hockey lore.
* In front of Xfinity Live. Southwest corner, 11th and Pattison.
* 39.904600,-75.169100 [map]
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+statues.com
+wikipedia.org's Bobby Clarke page
+wikipedia.org's Bernie Parent page




Fred Shero
Chad Fisher, 2014
* Statue of Fred Shero
* small standing person, eyeglasses
* In front of Xfinity Live. Southwest corner, 11th and Pattison.
* 39.904535,-75.168850 [map]
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+artist's picture of this piece
+fishersculpture.com
+wikipedia.org's Fred Shero page




Joe Frazier Memorial Statue
Stephen Layne, 2015
* Statue of Joe Frazier
* standing person, boxing gloves
* In front of Xfinity Live. Southwest corner, 11th and Pattison.
* 39.904575,-75.168975 [map]
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+artist's page about this piece
+stephenlaynestudio.com
+wikipedia.org's Joe Frazier page


See Also

+xfinitylive.com