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Year: 1925

600 S. Washington Square Gates
Samuel Yellin, 1925
* abstract ironwork
* Gate. South Wasthington Square, West of 6th.
* 39.946069,-75.151677 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.orgs's Samuel Yellin page
+Samuel Yellin Metal Workers




City Seal
1925 (from cornerstone)
* small seal of the city, standing people, ship, plow, scroll, food
* Was on the Southwest corner, Juniper and Race. Removed from the building 2008 prior to demolition for Convention Center expansion.
* Wall.
* Exhibits: Missing, Unidentified




Edgar Fahs Smith
R. Tait McKenzie, 1925
* Statue of Edgar Fahs Smith
* sitting person, chair, lizard, books, mortarboard, jug or basked
* inscription: Provost, 1911-1920, teacher, investigator, friend. Born 1856 - Died 1928. A tribute of affection from John C. Bell, class of 1889.
* East side of 34th St. at Smith Walk (between Walnut and Spruce).
* 39.951610,-75.192175 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's R. Tait McKenzie page
+wikipedia.org's Edgar Fahs Smith page




Firefighter Gargoyles
1925 (from cornerstone)
* small crouching people wearing hats and helmets, firefighting equipment
* Was on the Southwest corner, Juniper and Race. Removed from the building 2008 prior to demolition for Convention Center expansion.
* Entrance.
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters, Missing, Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+Max Buten's page for this piece
+Gargoyle Hunter page for this piece




Fisher-Bennett Gargoyles
1925 (year of building)
* small sitting people, books, eyeglasses
* Entrance. South side of Walnut between 33rd and 34th.
* 39.952585,-75.191295 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: New, Gargoyles
* See also:
+upenn.edu page for the building




Independence Building Reliefs
1925
* Relief medallions of Athena and Hermes
* small sitting, kneeling, standing people, angel, helmets, Independence Hall tower, machines and tools, papers, scrolls, and books, ship, cornucopias, symbols and allegories
* Best viewed from the North side of Walnut
* Entrance, North and West walls. South side of Walnut, East of 5th.
* 39.947415,-75.149200 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+emporis.com entry for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building
+wikipedia.org's Athena page
+wikipedia.org's Hermes page




Insurance Company of North America Building
1925
* Eagles
* There are large medallions hidden behind the banners and not pictured here.
* inscription:
Insurance Company of North America
Oldest American Fire and Marine Insurance Company
Organized in Philadelphia on December X, MDCCXCII
in the old state house and in the room in which
was signed the Declaration of Independence
* Part of the whole building's art. Southwest corner, 16th, Arch, and the Parkway.
* 39.954775,-75.166585 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry




Penn Athletic Club
1925
* small lion heads, standing people, athletic equipment
* West Wall. Northeast corner, 18th and Locust.
* 39.949300,-75.170750 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




Robert Morris
Paul Wayland Bartlett, 1925
* Statue of Robert Morris
* standing person, hat, cane, papers
* inscription: Patriot, Statesman, Financier, 1734-1806
* North side of Walnut between 4th and 5th.
* 39.947700,-75.148600 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of this piece
+picture of this piece from about.com
+picture of this piece in a different location from phillyhistory.org
+wikipedia.org's Paul Wayland Bartlett page
+wikipedia.org's Robert Morris page




The Thinker
Auguste Rodin, 1925 (cast)
* seated person
* In front of the Rodin Museum. North side of the Parkway between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.961510,-75.174535 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+bronze-gallery.com's Auguste Rodin page
+Rodin Museum




Warwick Hotel
1925
* small crest, helmet, urn with standing people, goat heads, lion heads, human heads, winged people, birds
* Walls. West side of 17th, North of Locust and North side of Locust, West of 17th.
* 39.948940,-75.169800 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building