Philadelphia Public Art

Tour: Lower Northeast

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This is a driving tour that covers the large area bounded by the Delaware River and the Frankford/Tacony and Pennypack Creeks. It starts on Frankford between Decatur and Harel, and then goes:

Fire Engine
Harold Kimmelman, 1972
* small horses, fire-fighting equipment, sitting person, standing person
* Front wall. Fire Station, North side of Frankford between Decatur and Harel.
* 40.040575,-75.030900 [map]
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:

Saint Hubert
* statue of Saint Hubert
* small (very) deer, kneeling person
* Next to St. Hubert's Catholic High School For Girls. Northwest side of Torresdale Ave., Northeast of Cottman.
* 40.030840,-75.034300 [map]
* See also:'s St. Hubert page

Center of Mass I
Ken Clark, 1977
* abstract nested circles, groups of people standing, kneeling
* the top portion of this piece is too scribbled on to be accurately retouched.
* Center of Russo Park. Down the path from the Southeast side of Torresdale, Northeast of Cottman.
* 40.030100,-75.033425 [map]

Harold Kimmelman, 1970
* bird
* Just inside Roosevelt Playground. South corner, Hellerman and Walker.
* 40.026400,-75.053750 [map]
* See also:

Ken Clark, 1976
* big abstract ball
* Disston Park. Southeast side of Keystone St., just Northeast of Levick St., near the top of the slight hill with the tennis courts.
* 40.018850,-75.049050 [map]

Gerd Utescher, 1964
* small group of people standing, some partial, hatchet, hats
* Wall. West side of Richmond, North of Kirkbride.
* 40.001275,-75.065950 [map]
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters

Peace Memorial
Harold Kimmelman, 1974
* flag, eagle, logos of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines
* inscription: Dedicated to the men and women of this community who served their country with valor and courage.
* Just off the intersection of Aramingo, Margaret, and Milnor under the I-95 ramp over Milnor.
* 40.005450,-75.076250 [map]
* Exhibits: War
* See also:

Church Stop Reflection
Joe Brenman, 2007
* buildings, plants, symbols, abstract images
* Walls. Church Street MFL Station. Frankford between Church and Ruan.
* 40.010480,-75.089000 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+SEPTA's page for this piece

Lion and Knight
1800 (approximate)
* small lion, standing person, headgear, armor, shield, and sword hilt
* In a gated alley to the right of the Historical Society of Frankford. Northeast side of Orthdox, Southeast of Penn St..
* 40.015710,-75.086650 [map]

* small heads
* Fire station wall. South corner, Foulkrod and Darrah.
* 40.017000,-75.081340 [map]
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters, Gargoyles

SEPTA Towers
Gordon Heuther, 2001
* big abstract forms
* Roof and interior. Frankford Transportation Center. Northwest side of Frankford at Granite.
* 40.023025,-75.077725 [map]
* See also:
+SEPTA's page for this piece

The Young Gymnast
Harold Kimmelman, 1979
* small person standing on hands
* Title provided by the artist
* On the sidewalk outside Godfrey Park. Southeast side of Summerdale, Southwest of Godfrey.
* 40.030350,-75.093325 [map]
* See also:

Henry Mitchell, 1955
* giraffe
* Max Myers Park. Southwest side of Magee between Oakland and Eastwood, through the gate and to the right.
* 40.038910,-75.070400 [map]
* See also:

Word Play
David Cerulli, 1986
* abstract idea
* Painted red since the artist's picture was taken.
* Mayfair Playground. Princeton Ave. and Battersby St..
* 40.039380,-75.053150 [map]
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece

Evelyn Keyser, 1976
* small people in groups, sitting
* In front of the District Health Center, Southwest side of Cottman, Northwest of Bustleton.
* 40.048100,-75.060990 [map]

Robert David Lasus, 1980
* tribute to Hephaestus
* small abstract form
* inscription: Patron God of the Arts
* Pelbano Recreation Center. Southwest side of Solly Ave. at Horrocks St., down the path between the ballfield and the building.
* 40.061990,-75.050750 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:'s Hephaestus page

Three Bears
George Papashvily, 1966
* small bears
* Visible through the fence
* Courtyard. Behind the Fox Chase Library. North side of Rhawn St. East of Jeannes.
* 40.076700,-75.081750 [map]
* See also:'s George Papashvily page

See Also's Church Station page
+Fox Chase Library's Frankford Transportation Center page
+Historical Society of Frankford
+St. Hubert's Catholic High School For Girls