Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 1914

The Gates of Hell
Auguste Rodin, 1880 - 1917
* groups of people, partial, standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, and horizontal, furniture, rocks
* Entrance. Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961850,-75.174050 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:'s Auguste Rodin page
+Rodin Museum

Benjamin Franklin
R. Tait McKenzie, 1914
* Statue of Benjamin Franklin
* standing person, hat, walking stick, bag of belongings
* Also listed as "Youthful Franklin." A small version of this piece is in the Children's Department of the main library at 20th and Race.
* inscription:
front: Benjamin Franklin in 1723
left: "I have been the more particular in this description of my journey that you may compare such unlikely beginnings with the figure I have since made there." -Franklin to his son.
right: This memorial dedicated to the Tenth Reunion of the Class of 1904 is a tribute to the inspiration and example of the founder of the University to many generations of the sons of Pennsylvania
* East side of 33rd Street, North of Spruce.
* 39.950800,-75.191000 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Art at Penn page for this piece's R. Tait McKenzie page
+The Electric Franklin

Albert Laessle, 1914
* small goat
* Southwest corner of Rittenhouse Square. 19th street side near Locust.
* 39.949200,-75.172400 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+National Museum of Wildlife Art's Albert Laessle page's Rittenhouse Square page

Convent of Divine Love
Paul Monaghan, 1914 (date of building)
* Relief of winged Jesus
* sitting, standing, winged people, sword, dove, sun, dragon heads, symbols
* inscription:
Chapel Entrance: Venite Jesum Adoremus
:Convent Entrance: Come holy spirit. Beneath the shadow of thy wings we dwell.
* Whole building. Convent of Divine Love. Southwest corner, 22nd and Green.
* 39.965285,-75.174400 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also: entry for the building Paul Monaghan entry

Horned Face
* small head
* Entrance. North side of Locust Walk just East of 36th.
* 39.952025,-75.194660 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour

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]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* See also:'s Blue Horizon page
+The Legendary Blue Horizon

The Rob Morris Entrance
* small heads, plants
* Entrance. North side of Arch Street, just West of 17th.
* 39.955125,-75.168200 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:'s page for the building

Widener Building
Horace Trumbauer, 1914
* horizontal angels, globes, Philadelphia seal, ship, plow, bundles of grain
* also on the North end of the building
* Entrance. North side of Chestnut, West of Juniper.
* 39.950800,-75.162950 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour
* See also: entry for the building
+Horace Trumbauer page from

William Penn
Edgar Viguers Seeler, 1914
* Relief portrait of William Penn
* Above the entrance. Penn Mutual Building. South side of Walnut, East of 6th.
* 39.947595,-75.150870 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also: entry for the building entry for Edgar Viguers Seeler's William Penn page