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Person: John Witherspoon

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
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Joseph Alexis Bailly page




Witherspoon Building
1895 - 1897
* References to and representations of Albert Barnes, Charles Hodge, Jesus, Saint John, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Matthew and John Witherspoon
* small lion, birds, ox, plants, books, winged person, groups of people, standing people, reclining people, heads and eyes, fire, scales, headgear, anchor, cup, furniture, various religious symbols
* Some art was moved to the Presbyterian Historical Society: Witherspoon Building Figures
* West side of Juniper between Sansom and Walnut, and along the North side of Walnut West of Juniper.
* 39.949250,-75.163200 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+wikipedia.org Albert Barnes page
+wikipedia.org Charles Hodge page




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
* Exhibits: Religious, 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
+Presbyterian Historical Society at pcusa.org




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


See Also

+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page