Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 1975

Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Christopher T. Ray, 1972 - 1990
* plants, bird, sun
* 5 metal sculptured gates. Apartment complex bounded by Front, Second, Spruce, and Delancey.
* 39.944400,-75.144850 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:

Bicentennial Dawn
Louise Nevelson, 1975
* abstract forms
* Visible through the glass. Sometimes accessible through the building.
* inscription:
My search in life has been for a new seeing, a new image, a new insight, a new consciousness. This search includes the object as well as the in-between places - the dawns and the dusks, the objective world, the heavenly spheres, the places between the land and the sea... Man's creations arrest the secret images that can be found in nature.
Bicentennial Dawn is a place, an environment that exists between night and day - solid and liquid - temporal and eternal substances. It can be experienced as a monument to the past as well as the spores of the future. Contemplation is the means by which we extend our awareness.
Bicentennial Dawn is a contemplative experience in search of awareness that already exists in the human mind. The inner and the outer equal one.
* Inside. Federal Court. 6th and Market, Northwest of the Northwest corner.
* 39.951225,-75.150600 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+Smithsonian interview with Louise Nevelson's Louise Nevelson page's James A. Byrne United States Courthouse page

Charles E. Schaeffer, D.D., S.T.D.
* Plaque with bas relief bust of Charles E. Schaeffer
* small head and shoulders
* inscription:
Charles E. Schaeffer, D.D., S.T.D.
In grateful appreciation of his loyal and distinguished service to the Old First Evangelical and Reformed Church and for his Christian service in the church-at-large, distinguishing himself as General Secretary of the Board for Home Missions from 1908-1941.
He served in various capacities over the years at home and abroad in the Reformed Church and was a staunch supporter of the present United Church of Christ. Therefore this garden is dedicated in his honor on October 26, 1975.
* East inside front garden wall. Old First Reformed. South side of Race, East of 4th.
* 39.954000,-75.145815 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:

Collab 1
Bernard Brenner, James Fuhrman, 1975
* abstract form
* White in the first two pictures, taken September, 2012. Black in the third picture, taken circa 1998.
* South Side of Spring Garden between 2nd and 3rd.
* 39.960550,-75.142350 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+Bernard Brenner exhibit at

Fire Hat
Harold Kimmelman, 1975
* Helmet
* Wall. Northwest corner, 56th and Chestnut.
* 39.959575,-75.233050 [map]
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:

Guglielmo Marconi
Giancarlo Saleppichi, 1975
* Statue of Guglielmo Marconi
* standing person, paper
* inscription:
Inventor Wireless Telegraphy
The Father of Modern Communication
April 25 1874
July 20 1937
* Marconi Plaza. East side of Broad, South of Oregon.
* 39.915440,-75.171125 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* See also:
+Guglielmo Marconi Foundation

Justice the Guardian of Liberty
* Seal of the United States of America, eagle, stars, olive branches, shield and arrows
* South wall. Federal Court. North side of Market, East of 7th.
* 39.951000,-75.151300 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:'s James A. Byrne United States Courthouse page

Robert Engman, 1975
* abstract form
* Southwest corner, 78th and Lindbergh.
* 39.903050,-75.243325 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* See also:'s Robert Engman page

Philadelphia Municipal Water System Plaque
* small building and fence, depiction of a fountain, trees, person standing, people sitting, hats, horse, cart
* inscription:
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Philadelphia Municipal Water System
Here at Centre Square stood
Philadelphia's First Water Works
The first public water system in America
to use steam for large scale pumping
American Society of Civil Engineers, 1975
* West side, tower South entrance. City Hall. South side of JFK at Broad.
* 39.952550,-75.163600 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:'s City Hall page's City Hall page

Phoenix Tree
Christopher T. Ray, 1975
* big abstract tree, partial person, bird
* In the traffic circle of the Presbyterian Medical Center. North and East of 39th and Filbert.
* 39.958550,-75.199000 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* See also:
+Presbyterian Medical Center

Ernest Shaw, 1975
* geometric form
* East end of Claire M. Fagin Hall. 418 Curie Blvd..
* 39.949235,-75.195475 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* See also:

Sagg Main Street
Kenneth Snelson, 1975
* abstract assemblage
* Was at the end of the apartment complex driveway on the West side of 20th between Hamilton and Spring Garden
* Exhibits: Missing
* See also:

The Journeyer
Lindsay Daen, 1975
* standing person, walking stick
* inscription:
General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd.
Dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America and to the great journey upon which this nation is engaged.
Erected June 5, 1975 in cooperation with the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia
* Just East of Horticulture Hall on the East end of the Horticulture Center. Horticultural Drive. East of Belmont.
* 39.983500,-75.209500 [map]
* On the West Park tour

The Triune
Robert Engman, 1975
* abstract form
* The first picture was taken facing West, probably after the Meridian fire. The second picture was taken in April, 2010, facing Southeast with City Hall relected in the glass of the new building.
* East side of 15th between Market and Chestnut.
* 39.951800,-75.165325 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:'s Robert Engman page

Thomas Jefferson
Llloyd Lillie, 1975 (1987 cast)
* statue of Thomas Jefferson
* small standing person
* South side of Locust between 10th and 11th.
* 39.947380,-75.158400 [map]
* On the Jefferson Center City Campus tour
* See also:
+Artist's picture of a cast of this piece at the St. Louis Arch's Thomas Jefferson page

Venus and Mars
Robert Ranieri, 1975
* Representation of Mars and Venus
* abstract standing people
* Was on the East side of Broad, between Oxford and Cecil B. Moore. The block was flattened some time around October, 2010.
* Exhibits: Missing, Religious
* See also:'s Mars page's Venus page