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Year: 1966

Benjamin Franklin and His Kite
Agnes Yarnell, 1966 (installed 1994)
* Statue of Benjamin Franklin
* small standing person, kite
* inscription: June 12th, 1752 was the day on which Benjamin Franklin extracted lightning from the sky with his kite and key.
* Coxe Park. South Side of Cherry, just East of 22nd.
* 39.956800,-75.175550 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




City Seal
Dexter Jones, 1966
* big seal of the city, standing people, ship, plow, scroll, food
* Entrance. Municipal Services Building. North side of JFK between Broad and 15th.
* 39.953900,-75.164420 [map]
* On the City Hall tour




Don Quijote de la Mancha
Joaquin Garcia Donaire, 1966 (installed)
* Statue of Don Quixote
* seated person, horse, spear and shield
* The inscription is in Spanish on one side of the base and mostly in English on the other. This is the English inscription.
* inscription:
This is an exact replica of the original sculpture by the artist Joaquin Garcia Donaire located in Ciudad Real - Spain.
The statue has been presented by the Excma Diputacion de Ciudad Real to the City of Philadelphia as a token of friendship and understanding between our two cultures.
* Middle of 2nd, North of Girard.
* 39.969790,-75.139610 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece




Family of Bears
Sherl Joseph Winter, 1966
* small bears
* The black and white picture of the webmaster climbing on this piece is copyright Joan Anderson, 1972
* Delancey (Three Bears) Park. Delancey between 3rd and 4th.
* 39.944150,-75.148000 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+winterartstudio.com
+Delancey (Three Bears) Park




LOVE
Robert Indiana, 1966 (date is from the Penn website)
* idea
* The better known copy is the Love Park LOVE
* This copy replaced We Lost
* Locust Walk, just East of 36th.
* 39.951825,-75.194875 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Peace and Love
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Robert Indiana page
+Smithsonian interview with Robert Indiana




Old Man, Young Man, The Future
Leonard Baskin, 1966
* standing person, sitting person, bird
* Also known as Society Hill Sculpture
* Plaza. Society Hill Towers. 2nd Street North of Spruce.
* 39.945225,-75.144875 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+Leonard Baskin page @ rmichelson.com
+philadelphiabuildings.org's Society Hill Towers page




Society Hill Towers Fountain
I. M. Pei, 1966 (restored 2009)
* fountain
* Courtyard/plaza. Society Hill Towers. 2nd Street North of Spruce.
* 39.945450,-75.144700 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's I. M. Pei page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's Society Hill Towers page




Three Bears
George Papashvily, 1966
* small bears
* Visible through the fence
* Courtyard. Behind the Fox Chase Library. North side of Rhawn St. East of Jeannes.
* 40.076700,-75.081750 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's George Papashvily page
+Fox Chase Library




Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
1966 (date of building, mosaics are later)
* Mosaics of Jesus and Pope John Paul II
* partial people, keys and other symbols
* inscription:
His Holiness
Pope John Paul II
Visited this Cathedral
4 October 1979
* Entrance. Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. West side of Franklin between Brown and Poplar (Franklin is one block East of 8th).
* 39.966325,-75.150050 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Pope John Paul II page
+Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral




We Lost
Tony Smith, 1966
* abstract form
* Formerly on Locust Walk just East of 36th. In September, 2013 it was taken out of storage and installed in front of the new nanotech center. The last picture is from the original location.
* Original location replaced with LOVE
* North side of Walnut, East of 33rd.
* 39.952625,-75.188900 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+Art at Penn page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Tony Smith page