Philadelphia Public Art

Tour: Lombard-South

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The Lomabard-South tour runs from Front and South to 11th and Lombard.

* small crouching person, bat-like creature
* Entrance. North side of South between Front and 2nd.
* 39.941075,-75.144475 [map]
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified

Gates and Grills
Albert Paley, 1978
* abstract forms
* The grill is clearly signed. The gate isn't, but the catalog says Gates and Grills, and they seem to go together
* Gates and grills. Lombard West of Front.
* 39.941950,-75.144000 [map]
* See also:

Headhouse Square Fountain
* abstract fountain
* Headhouse Square. Middle of 2nd at Lombard.
* 39.942040,-75.145490 [map]

Mustang at Play
Margaret Wasserman Levy, 1969
* small horse
* North side of Stamper, West of 2nd (off Head House Square, just South of Pine).
* 39.942900,-75.146200 [map]

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
John Witherspoon
John McMillan
Samuel Davies
James Caldwell
Marcus Whitman
* Front courtyard. Presbyterian Historical Society. North side of Lombard, East of 5th.
* 39.942900,-75.149950 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Moved
* See also:'s Alexander Stirling Calder page's James Caldwell page's Samuel Davies page's Samuel Davies page's Francis Makemie page's Rev. John McMillan page's Marcus Whitman page's John Witherspoon page

* mostly vertical cherubs
* Wall. North side of South, East of 5th.
* 39.941850,-75.150400 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified

Firemen in Action
Harold Kimmelman, 1976
* small standing and running people wearing helmets, fire-fighting equipment
* Wall. Northwest corner, 6th and South.
* 39.942075,-75.152400 [map]
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:

Three Boys at Play
Harold Kimmelman, 1970
* small people standing
* Wall. South side of the building Starr Garden. West side of 6th between Lombard and South.
* 39.942750,-75.152525 [map]
* See also:

Twilight Tales
Delia King, 2013
* circles, plants
* North wall. Starr Garden. Southwest corner, 6th and Lombard.
* 39.942915,-75.152400 [map]
* Exhibits: New

Richard Allen
Fern Cunningham-Terry, 2016
* statue of, with tribute to Richard Allen, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Clementa C. Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel Simmons and Myra Thompson
* small standing person, pulpit, Bible
* inscription:
Richard Allen
Founder and First Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
Apostle of freedom proclaiming a liberating and reconciling Gospel.
tribute plaques
In Tribute to the Emanuel Nine
On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, the pastor and eight faithful members were tragically slain in a mass shooting at
Emanuel African American Methodist Episcopal Church
Charleston, South Carolina
They had come together with great joy for a weekly Bible Study. But a stranger who had been warmly welcomed into the group snuffed out the lives of these beloved fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, colleagues and friends. May the untimely deaths of these three men and six women be an eternal reminder of the power of love and forgiveness, and that God's grace is sufficient, no matter what.
The Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, 41
State Senator and Senior Pastor
The Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45
Mrs. Cynthia Hurd, 54
Ms. Susie Jackson, 87
Ms. Ethel Lance, 70
The Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49
Mr. Tywanza Sanders, 26
The Rev. Daniel Simmons, 74
Mrs. Myra Thompson, 59
For to me, to live in Christ and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:21, NIV
* Southwest corner of the parking lot. Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Northeast corner 6th and Lombard.
* 39.943115,-75.151985 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, African American
* See also:'s tribute page's Fern Cunningham page's Richard Allen page

Mother Bethel Gargoyles
* dragons
* High on the walls. Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Northeast corner 6th and Lombard.
* 39.943375,-75.151850 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:'s entry for the building

Mother Bethel Plaque
* Bas-relief bust of Richard Allen
* small head
* inscription:
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Founded on this site 1787 by Richard Allen (a former slave)
This ground purchased by Richard Allen for a church is the oldest parcel of real estate owned continuously by negroes in the United States. This congregation is the world's oldest African Methodist Episcopal Church congreation. The first church (1787) was an abandoned blacksmith shop, hauled to this place by the teams of Richard Allen who was elected a Bishop in 1810.
"We all went out of the church (Old St. George's Methodist Church) in a body" and "they were no more plagued with us in their church."
-Richard Allen
May our God continue to bless Mother Bethel and all her children now scattered throughout the world bringing faith and hope to millions of weary souls.
Ring the bells of freedom throughout the world
"Rise, shine, give God the glory for the year of jubilee."
October 1901 [could be 1961]
* Near the entrance. Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. East side of 6th, North of Lombard.
* 39.943375,-75.151935 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, African American
* See also:'s Richard Allen page

Leon Sitarchuk, 1978
* abstract form
* Park used to be open, is now gated with a Private Property sign. Visible through the fence on either side.
* Another copy is the Woodmere Pillar
* South side of Rodman, East of 8th.
* 39.942530,-75.154560 [map]

Ken Clark, 1982
* small people standing
* In a small park on the Southwest corner of Addison and Perth (West and North of 7th and Lombard).
* 39.943725,-75.154635 [map]

Timothy Duffield, 1989 - 1990
* abstract lines
* Gate. North side of Lombard, West of 8th.
* 39.943600,-75.156025 [map]
* See also:

Home of Isaiah and Julia Zagar
Isaiah Zagar, 1984
* big abstract mosaic
* Wall. South side of South, East of 9th, at Darien.
* 39.942450,-75.156401 [map]
* See also:

Schell Street Walls
Isaiah Zagar, 1996
* big abstract designs, plants, partial people, hats, tableware, words
* Walls. Both sides of Schell between South and Bainbridge.
* 39.942400,-75.156694 [map]
* See also:

South Street Laundromat Patio
Isaiah Zagar, 2001 - 2004
* big abstract partial people, bottles, bicycle wheels, words
* lower parts are visible through the fence
* Walls. East side of Schell, South of South.
* 39.942350,-75.156660 [map]
* See also:

Giotto on Steroids
Isaiah Zagar, 2012
* Reference to the work of Giotto
* big abstract partial people
* visible through a locked gate
* Alley walls. South side of South, East of 10th.
* 39.942675,-75.158250 [map]
* See also:'s Giotto page

Alder Street Walls
Isaiah Zagar, 1991
* big abstract partial people, words
* Walls. Alder Street South of South (between 10th and 11th).
* 39.942600,-75.159175 [map]
* See also:

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Isaiah Zagar, 1994 - 2013 (ongoing)
* big abstract partial people, plates, dishes, cups, bottles, bicycle parts, words
* Large portions are visible from the sidewalk. See the website for admission information.
* Courtyard/garden. South side of South between 10th and 11th.
* 39.942825,-75.159400 [map]
* See also:

Elemental Intervals
William Freeland, 1986
* abstract rocks
* On the wall. North side of South Street between 10th and 11th.
* 39.942960,-75.159500 [map]

* abstract forms
* Seger Playground. South side of Lombard, East of 11th, enter from 11th.
* 39.943725,-75.159700 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified

Richard Cramer, 1979
* abstract lines
* Gates. North side of Lombard just West of 10th.
* 39.943925,-75.158950 [map]

Philadelphia Dance
Isaiah Zagar, 2004
* abstract mural, partial people
* Wall. Lombard and Jessup (North side of Lombard, West of 11th).
* 39.944150,-75.160400 [map]
* See also:

While Everything Is Happening Everywhere Else
Isaiah Zagar, 2017
* abstract heads, hats, dog
* Wall. Lombard and Isemenger (North side of Lombard between 12th and 13th).
* 39.944450,-75.162700 [map]
* Exhibits: New, African American
* See also:

Possible trip extension:Gayborhood (back to 11th and a block North to Pine)

See Also's Headhouse Square page
+Mother Bethel AME Church
+Presbyterian Historical Society at