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Tour: Jefferson Campus

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This tour begins on the Northwest corner of 9th and Spruce, and then goes

Gate and Railing
Eric Berg, 1979
* abstract lines
* Gate and railing. North side of Spruce, just West of 9th.
* 39.945975,-75.156450 [map]
* See also:
+Eric Berg Studios




Eros/Psyche
Michael Nicholas Lekakis, 1980
* small abstract form
* Southeast corner, 9th and Locust.
* 39.947040,-75.155950 [map]
* See also:
+askart.com's Michael Nicholas Lekakis page




Wall Reliefs
George Sugarman, 1980 (year of building according to Wills Eye)
* big abstract reliefs
* These are the parts that are left of a piece that originally wrapped around the ground floor of the building.
* Wall. North side of Locust, West of 9th.
* 39.947225,-75.156250 [map]
* See also:
+georgesugarman.com




The Roundabout
Alice Adams, 1992
* stairs, fountain
* Plaza. On the campus of Thomas Jefferson University. Northeast corner, 10th and Locust.
* 39.947650,-75.157350 [map]
* See also:
+NYC piece by, and brief bio of, Alice Adams




Thomas Jefferson
Llloyd Lillie, 1975 (1987 cast)
* statue of Thomas Jefferson
* small standing person
* South side of Locust between 10th and 11th.
* 39.947380,-75.158400 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+Artist's picture of a cast of this piece at the St. Louis Arch
+lloydlillie.com
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Jefferson page




Ars Medendi (screen)
Jim Sandborn, 2008
* abstract form, medical texts
* Walkway, West side of 10th, North of Locust.
* 39.947850,-75.157775 [map]
* Exhibits: Medical, New
* See also:
+jefferson.edu page for this piece
+jimsanborn.net




Otters
Henry Mitchell, 1979
* In memory of William W. Bodine, Jr.
* small otters, rocks, fountain
* Moved from the West end of the building to the East end, probably in 2007. The first picture is from the original location, the rest are from after the move, and with a much lower water level in the pool.
* inscription: With Gratitude to William W. Bodine Jr. Leader, builder and friend of Thomas Jefferson University.
* On the campus of Thomas Jefferson University. South side of Walnut between 10th and 11th behind the building which faces Walnut..
* 39.947965,-75.157975 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+henrywmitchell.com
+NY Times obituary of William W. Bodine, Jr.




Samuel D. Gross
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1897
* Statue of Samuel D. Gross
* standing person
* The inscription is almost completely worn away
* inscription: American physicians have erected this statue to commemorate the great deeds of a man who made such an impress upon American surgery that it has served to dignify American medicine.
* On the campus of Thomas Jefferson University. South side of Walnut between 10th and 11th behind the building which faces Walnut..
* 39.948060,-75.158275 [map]
* Exhibits: Medical
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+wikipedia.org's Samuel D. Gross page




Ars Medendi (cylinder)
Jim Sandborn, 2009
* abstract form, medical texts
* South side of Walnut, East of 11th.
* 39.948500,-75.158525 [map]
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+jefferson.edu page for this piece
+jimsanborn.net




The Winged Ox, Symbol of St. Luke the Physician
Henry Mitchell, 1976
* Symbol of Saint Luke
* winged ox, symbol
* The pole is inscribed with the names of famous doctors, starting with Hippocrates at the bottom.
* On the campus of Thomas Jefferson University. South side of Walnut just West of 10th.
* 39.948400,-75.157850 [map]
* Exhibits: Medical, Religious
* See also:
+henrywmitchell.com




Curtis Hall, Thomas Jefferson University
Horace Trumbauer, 1931
* standing people, reclining people, medical instruments, headgear, plants, lions, birds, griffins, various medical symbols
* Entrance. Curtis Hall, Thomas Jefferson University. North side of Walnut between 10th and 11th.
* 39.948625,-75.157800 [map]
* Exhibits: Medical, New
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Horace Trumbauer page from philadelphiabuildings.org




Starman in the Ancient Garden
Brower Hatcher, 1990
* big face, architectural elements
* The first two pictures are of the piece in its original configuration. The second two pictures were taken after 2002 when the plaza was leveled and partially converted to a driveway, most of the Ancient Garden elements were removed, and the Starman was moved closer to the Walnut Street sidewalk and surrounded by concrete bumper posts.
* Plaza. Wills Eye Hospital. Southeast corner, 9th and Walnut.
* 39.948150,-75.155550 [map]
* Exhibits: Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+Brower Hatcher's midoceanstudio.com




Chestnut Street Bus Shelters
Pablo Tauler, 1999
* abstract designs, plants
* Some pictures have been edited to make vandalism on the metal illegible.
* Bus shelters. South side of Chestnut, 7th to 17th.
* 39.95035,-75.160290 [map]
* See also:
+pablotaulerpublicartwork.blogspot.com




Gimbel Brothers Clock
1927
* clock
* Wall. Northeast corner, 9th and Chestnut.
* 39.949875,-75.155375 [map]
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




Mail Delivery
Edmond Amateis, 1934
* standing people, dogs, plants, fruit, mail and mailboxes, sled, truck, hats
* Wall. 9th Street Post Office. West side of 9th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.950550,-75.155400 [map]
* See also:
+askart.com's Edmond Amateis page




State Shields
Louis Milione, 1940
* state shields, plants, people sitting and prone, standing, headgear, weapons, tools, scrolls, ships, anchor, flags, food, canine, birds, buildings and parts of buildings, water, mountains, globe, sun and stars
* Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia
* Wall. 9th Street Post Office. West side of 9th between Chestnut and Market.
* 39.950550,-75.155400 [map]




Pony Express
* horse, sitting person, hat, plants
* Entrance. 9th Street Post Office. West side of 9th, South of Market.
* 39.950950,-75.155300 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified




Justice and Law
Donald De Lue, 1940
* big seated people, eagles
* North and South walls. 9th Street Post Office. Southwest corner of 9th and Market and the Northwest corner of 9th and Chestnut.
* 39.949950,-75.155900 [map]
* See also:
+sculptor.org's Donald De Lue page
+wikipedia.org's Donald De Lue page




St. Stephen Community House
1923
* Relief bust of Saint Stephen
* head, cross, roses
* Wall. St. Stephen's Church. Ludlow East of 10th (just North of 10th and Chestnut).
* 39.950700,-75.156350 [map]
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+wikipedia.org's Saint Stephen page




Triton Fountain
Donald De Lue, 1941
* Statue of Triton
* fish, kneeling person, fountain
* Not (as listed elsewhere) on North 6th
* Courtyard. North side of Chestnut, East of 10th, behind a fence.
* 39.950325,-75.156150 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+sculptor.org's Donald De Lue page
+wikipedia.org's Donald De Lue page
+wikipedia.org's Triton page




Wisdom and Commerce
Alfred Botteiau, 1932
* big sitting people, chairs, standing person, tree, owl, ship mast and sails
* Wall. North side of Chestnut, East of 10th.
* 39.950050,-75.156650 [map]




Pony Express Rider
* small seated person, hat, horse, plants, mesas
* Over the door. North side of Chestnut,West of 9th.
* 39.949975,-75.156110 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified


Possible trip extension:Independence Mall (East on Chestnut across 8th)

See Also

+Center City District
+ststephensphl.org
+lanterntheater.org
+Thomas Jefferson University
+Wills Eye Hospital