Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 1931

Curtis Hall, Thomas Jefferson University
Horace Trumbauer, 1931
* standing people, reclining people, medical instruments, headgear, plants, lions, birds, griffins, various medical symbols
* Entrance. Curtis Hall, Thomas Jefferson University. North side of Walnut between 10th and 11th.
* 39.948625,-75.157800 [map]
* On the Jefferson Center City Campus tour
* Exhibits: Medical
* See also:'s page for the building
+Horace Trumbauer page from
+Thomas Jefferson University

Girard Trust Building
* relief busts of Stephen Girard
* big head, ships, lion head
* inscription: Girard Trust Company, Incorporated 1836
* North and East sides. Ritz Carlton. West side of Broad, North of Chestnut.
* 39.951150,-75.164100 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also: entry for the building's Stephen Girard page

Mitten Hall
* standing, sitting and horizontal, partial people, musical instruments, sun, moon and stars, telescope, flying horse, castle, symbols
* Pictures have been significantly color altered to show detail. Owls carved at the corners and reliefs on the South wall are not yet pictured.
* West wall. East side of Broad, South of Norris.
* 39.981900,-75.156900 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* Exhibits: Athletic
* See also:
+Gerry Wilkinson's Mitten Hall page

Saint John Chrysostom
* standing angel, heads
* inscription: Gloria In Excelcis Deo
* Whole building. Saint John Chrysostom. East side of 17th, South of Vine.
* 39.957850,-75.167300 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Gargoyles
* See also:
+Gargoyle Hunter page for the building

Spring Garden School Art Deco
Irwin T. Catharine, 1931
* abstract art deco
* Entrance. Spring Garden School. South side of Melon between 11th and 12th.
* 39.965100,-75.155850 [map]
* See also: Irwin T. Catharine page
+Spring Garden School

The Pioneer
Budd Company, 1931 (renovated 1969)
* actual airplane
* inscription:
First stainless steel airplane built in 1931 by the Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company of Phila. to demonstrate the practicality of its "shotweld" process of fabricating stainless steel subsequently employed by the Budd Co. in building heavyweight railroad trains. The Pioneer was flown approximately 1,000 hours in the United Staes and Europe.
* In front of the Franklin Institute. Southwest corner, 20th and Winter and the Parkway.
* 39.958490,-75.172440 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:'s Budd Company page
+The Franklin Institute Science Museum