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Year: 1928

Art Museum Cherub
1928
* small upright winged person
* Over the back door. Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966075,-75.181700 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Art Museum North Faces
1928
* faces, crowns
* There are two faces on the North side of the Museum. The first is over a large empty niche where Art Museum Drive meets 25th and Kelly. The next is over the service entrance just up the hill.
* Walls. North side of the Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive (25th and Kelly Drive to the Spring Garden Bridge).
* 39.966200,-75.180150 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Art Museum Roof Ornaments
1928 (year of building)
* griffins (museum logo), gazelles, plants
* Best seen on top of the South pediment.
* Around the roof. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965000,-75.181015 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Art Museum Steps Fountain
1928
* fountain, fish
* Along the front steps. Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.964950,-75.180100 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Unidentified
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Art Museum Student Entrance Face
1928
* face, crown
* Above the student entrance. Art Museum. Anne d'Harnocourt Drive at the Spring Garden Bridge.
* 39.965150,-75.182050 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Carnell Hall
1928
* small heads
* Both sides of the door. East side of Broad, North of Montgomery.
* 39.980425,-75.157075 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+Gerry Wilkinson's Carnell Hall page




Drexel Building
1928
* zodiac signs and symbols, ram, meregoat, bull, winged people sitting and kneeling, crab and fish, lion, musical instrument, scales, scorpion, centaur, weapons, jug, water, headgear, eagle
* inscription: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
* Whole Building. Northeast corner, 15th and Walnut.
* 39.949625,-75.165850 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the building




E.W. Clark Building Medallions
1928
* small winged horse, birds, bull, corn
* Walls. Northeast corner, 16th and Locust.
* 39.948650,-75.167675 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




Fidelity Bank Building
1928
* reclining people, heads, standing people, headgear, hammer, artists tools, quill and scroll, dragons, ship, weapons, lion, tree, donkey, sun, sundial
* inscription:
Libertas Americana, 4 Juil 1776
Non sine diis animosusinians 17 Oct. 1777 - 19 Oct. 1781
Fugio. 1787, Mind your business
Value me as you please
Masathusets
* Whole building. East side of Broad between Sansom and Walnut.
* 39.949675,-75.163925 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




First National Bank Building
1928 (original building date)
* big and small birds, seated people, dog head, lion head, snakes, zodiac signs
* Zodiac signs and dog's head are behind the 15th street entrance awning.
* Whole Building. Southwest corner, 15th and Walnut.
* 39.949500,-75.166040 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building




Navy Ships
1928 (completion of building)
* small ships, anchor, eagle
* The building was originally the Navy Central YMCA Annex. Around the entrance are subtle relief carvings of Navy ships including the Hornet, the Constitution, the Enterprise, the Bon Homme Richard, the Kearsarge, and the Olympia.
* Entrance. East side of 15th, North of Arch.
* 39.955150,-75.164675 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building




Shakespeare Memorial
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1928
* Memorial to William Shakespeare
* people, sitting and lying
* inscription: All the World's A Stage, and All the Men and Women merely players.
* North side of Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.958750,-75.171200 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+phillyhistory.org 1930 picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Alexander Stirling Calder page
+wikipedia.org's William Shakespeare page
+wikipedia.org's Logan Circle page




Silas Weir Mitchell
R. Tait McKenzie, 1928 (also possibly 1915-1917)
* Bas-relief bust of Silas Weir Mitchell
* small head
* I could not find a date on the piece itself. The building is listed as being built in 1928. The McKenzie catalog lists a Silas Weir Mitchell relief bust "1915, 1917" and it's not clear whether that's an indication of a range or two different pieces.
* inscription:
On this spot stood
the house of
S. Weir Mitchell
Physician - Physiologist
Poet - Man of Letters
He taught us the use of rest for the nervous
He created "Hugh Wynne"
He pictured for us "The Red City" in which
he lived and labored from 1829 until 1914
Erected by the Franklin Inn of which he was the first president
* Wall. 1524 Walnut.
* 39.949650,-75.167150 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Medical
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's R. Tait McKenzie page
+whonamedit.com's Silas Weir Mitchell page




St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1928 - 1929
* gargoyles and statue of Saint Paul
* small standing person, Bible, sword, crosses, plants, dragons and chimeras, snake, bird, fish
* inscription: Spiritus Gladius
* Whole building.. St. Paul's Episcopal Church. South side of Chestnut Hill Ave., East of Germantown Ave..
* 40.079100,-75.208850 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+gargoyle hunter's page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building
+St. Paul's Chestnut Hill




The Lion Fighter
Albert Wolff, 1928
* seated person, spear, horse, lion
* At the foot of the steps of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.964575,-75.180100 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art