Philadelphia Public Art

Tour: Fitler Square

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The Fitler Square tour is so named because 4 of the pieces are in Fitler Square. The plaque for the square, which is located at 23rd and Pine says "Edwin H. Fitler, 1825-1896. Mayor of Philadelphia 1887-1891. A respected Businessman and tireless civic leader, Fitler Square was named in his honor, October 13, 1896." The tour actually starts on the Southwest corner of 15th and Fitzwater and from there runs

Scottish Rite Emblems
1927 (date of building. Metal emblem may be later)
* Scottish Rite emblems, double-headed eagles, crowns
* inscription:
Deus Meumque Jus
Supreme Council
AASR Nor Jur.
Prince Hall Affiliation
* Front wall. Scottish Rite Cathedral. South side of Fitzwater West of 15th.
* 39.942050,-75.168410 [map]

Greg Leavitt, Lydia Leavitt, 1982
* plant forms
* This is listed elsewhere simply as "Gate," though it doesn't appear to currently function as one.
* Either side of the entrance. Marian Anderson Recreation Center. West side of 17th, South of Fitzwater.
* 39.941825,-75.171050 [map]
* See also:

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]
* Exhibits: Religious

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]
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles

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]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:'s Mary, mother of Jesus page

Christopher T. Ray, 1983
* abstract forms
* Wall. North side of South between 19th and 20th near both corners.
* 39.944800,-75.174260 [map]
* See also:

* big hands
* Former headquarters of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
* Over the entrance. North side of South, East of 22nd.
* 39.945250,-75.177775 [map]
* See also:
+ Reference to the building from

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]
* Exhibits: Religious

Catherine Thorn Fountain
1890 (late 1800s)
* In memory of Catherine Thorn
* fountain
* inscription: Erected with the legacy of Catharine Thorn by The WPSPCA
* Southeast corner, 23rd and South.
* 39.945280,-75.179620 [map]

Fitler Square Ram
Gerd Hesness, 1982
* small ram
* East end of Fitler Square. 23rd and Pine.
* 39.947550,-75.179500 [map]

Fitler Square Fountain
* Dedicated in honor of Marie F. Wilson
* birds, fountain
* inscription: for her outstanding contributions to the beautification of Fitler Square
* Center of Fitler Square. 23rd and Pine.
* 39.947600,-75.179800 [map]

Eric Berg, 1983
* small bear
* West end of Fitler Square. 23rd and Pine.
* 39.947600,-75.180050 [map]
* See also:
+Artist's page for this piece
+Eric Berg Studios

Turtle Family
Eric Berg, 1989
* small turtles
* West end of Fitler Square. 23rd and Pine.
* 39.947550,-75.180050 [map]
* See also:
+Eric Berg Studios

Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
1874 (from cornerstone)
* small heads, headgear
* Walls. Trinity Memorial. Southwest corner, 22nd and Spruce.
* 39.948550,-75.177975 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles, Unidentified

Community Garden Gate
Greg Leavitt, 1988
* plants, birds, turtle, rocks, frog face
* Gate. Schuylkill Park. West side of 25th at Spruce.
* 39.949450,-75.181300 [map]
* See also:

Figuresphere II
Eric Berg, 2002
* In loving memory of Claudia Diane Goodman
* small abstract curled people
* The memorial plaque was added after the first pictures were taken in 2004
* Schuylkill Park. North of Delancey between 25th and 26th.
* 39.948500,-75.182000 [map]
* See also:
+Eric Berg Studios

Peter Rockwell, 1980
* snake, group of people (heads)
* Schuylkill Park. North side of Pine at Taney.
* 39.948100,-75.183300 [map]
* Exhibits: Gargoyles

Partly Sunny
Carin Mincemoyer, 2014
* small cloud, sun
* Bike rack. Schuylkill Banks at Locust. East side of the circle.
* 39.950310,-75.181810 [map]
* See also:

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk Signs
* small bird, plants, turtle, rocks, signs
* Both ends of the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. East side of the Schuylkill River between South and Locust.
* 39.948100,-75.184675 [map]

Possible trip extension:Art Museum Grounds (North along the Schuylkill Banks path)
Possible trip extension:Penn Campus (across the South Street Bridge)

See Also

+Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith
+Marian Anderson Recreation Center
+Trinity Center for Urban Life