Philadelphia Public Art

Tour: Temple Southwest

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This tour covers the area from the West side of Broad to 20th, and from Diamond to Girard. We start on the North side of Diamond between 15th and 16th and then go

Duckrey School Mosaics
Barbara Gesshel, 2005 (restored)
* School named for, and quote from Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey
* partial, standing, sitting people, boats, cow, birds, snakes, lizards, plants, fish, butterfly, sun, building
* inscription:
First: "Once upon a time"
Second: " and brotherhood are the strongest forces on Earth" -Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey
* South Entrances. Tanner Duckrey School. North side of Diamond, East of 16th.
* 39.985250,-75.159200 [map]
* See also:

Diamond Park
Charles Fahlen, 1995
* geometric structure and gate
* Southeast corner, 18th and Diamond.
* 39.985300,-75.162775 [map]
* See also:'s Charles Fahlen page

Recovering World
Lynn Denton, 2001 - 2002
* big furniture, seated people, headgear, people together, parts of people, sun and stars, globe, abstract shapes, musical instruments, boat, water, buildings, symbols
* An ArtWell project designed and built with help from the recovering addicts at New Jerusalem and local children.
* Partially on the wall. East side of New Jerusalem. Northwest corner, 20th and Norris.
* 39.984550,-75.166725 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Peace and Love
* See also:
+City Paper article about Lynn Denton

The Men Can Pledge
2004 (approximate)
* big pledge
* inscription:
As a man I know the realities of violence against women & children. I have taken a hard look at the facts. Millions of women & children are beaten, raped, sexually harassed & stalked every year. These women & children live in fear of what tomorrow might bring. Today I take a stand to stop the violence because I am the friend, family, & companion of those who have suffered. I have made a commitment to turn my private concern into public action. I promise to treat all women & children with dignity & respect. I will intervene when I see destructive behaviors that can dehumanize & humiliate others. I will defend those who cannot defend themselves by taking action. I will promote a new kind of society where decency & respect require no special day on the calendar, where boys are taught that violence does not equal strength & where men stand with courage, lead with conviction & speak with one voice that says "no more".
* Wall. Southeast corner, 20th and Berks.
* 39.982775,-75.166400 [map]
* Exhibits: Unidentified

General George G. Meade Public School
Irwin T. Catharine, 1936
* School named for George Gordon Meade
* partial standing people, lamps
* East entrance. Gen. George G. Meade School. West side of 18th, North of Oxford.
* 39.978350,-75.164650 [map]
* See also: Irwin T. Catharine page's George Meade page

For the Greater Glory of God
1968 (approximate year of building)
* standing person, Jesuit motto
* Wall. St. Joe's Prep. Northwest corner, 17th and Girard.
* 39.972300,-75.164500 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified

St. Joseph and Jesus
* statue of Jesus and Joseph
* small people, one standing, one carried, plants, globe
* Visible through the fence
* Courtyard. St. Joseph's Hospital. South side of Girard between 16th and 17th.
* 39.971800,-75.163300 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:'s Saint Joseph page

Moose Head
1914 (building converted to Moose lodge)
* moose head
* Above the entrance. Blue Horizon. West side of Broad, South of Master.
* 39.973800,-75.159175 [map]
* See also:'s Blue Horizon page

Possible trip extension:Temple Campus (5 blocks North on Broad to Cecil B. Moore)

See Also

+The Legendary Blue Horizon George Meade School page
+St. Joe's Prep
+St. Joseph's Hospital