Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 1964

Emancipation Proclamation Fountain
Gerd Utescher, 1964
* In honor of an act by Abraham Lincoln
* standing person, birds
* During a 2002 site renovation this piece was moved and turned and the non-functional fountain basin was taken out. By 2010 it was completely surrounded by trees. The first picture is from the old setting. The second is from the new setting. The third is a detail with trees.
* Courtyard. Bottom of the concourse entrance on the Northwest corner of 15th and Market.
* 39.952850,-75.165450 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Moved, African American
* See also:'s Abraham Lincoln page

Gerd Utescher, 1964
* small group of people standing, some partial, hatchet, hats
* Wall. West side of Richmond, North of Kirkbride.
* 40.001275,-75.065950 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters

Guardians of Fire
Gerd Utescher, 1964
* small group of people standing, fire
* In front of Engine Company 1. East side of Broad, South of Bainbridge.
* 39.942290,-75.165525 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters

Horses Drawing Fire Engine
John Godfrey, 1964
* small horses, fire engine
* Entrance. Fire station, South side of Market between 21st and 22nd.
* 39.953700,-75.175525 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters

Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs
Nathan Rapoport, 1964
* people, books and scrolls, sword, flames
* Currently in a box while the plaza is being rebuilt. The base of the memorial has inscriptions in both English and Hebrew
* inscription:
front (English):
Presented to the City of Philadelphia by the Association of Jewish New Americans in cooperation with the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia, April 26 1964.
right (English):
Remember Drancy, Flossenberg, Gross-Rosea, Klooga, Ewow-Janowska, Majdanek, Mauthausen, Newengamme, Auschwitz, Babi-Yar, Belzic, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Chelmno, Dauchau, Ponary, Ravensbruck, Sachsenhausen, Sobibor, Stutthof, Therestenstadt, Trebeinka, Westerbork.
left (English):
The Holocaust 1933-1945.
Now and forever enshrined in memory are the six million Jewish martyrs who perished in concentration camps, ghettos, and gas chambers. In their deepest agony they clung to the image of humanity, and their acts of resistance in the forests and ghettos redeemed the honor of man. Their suffering and heroism are forever branded upon our conscience and shall be remembered from generation to generation.
* 16th, Arch, and the Parkway.
* 39.955085,-75.167150 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Missing, Religious, War

Rock Form (Porthcurno)
Barbara Hepworth, 1964
* abstract rock
* Was on the East side of 5th, South of Race. Put in storage some time before May, 2011. Installed in the current location November 26, 2012. The last picture is from the original location.
* Northeast corner, 17th and the Parkway.
* 39.955800,-75.167400 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Three Way Piece Number 1: Points
Henry Moore, 1964
* abstract form
* Parkway West of 16th.
* 39.955540,-75.166850 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+The Henry Moore Foundation