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Year: 1976

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:
+chrisray.com




A Friend
Charles Parks, 1976
* two people, one standing, one sitting, hat, gun
* Outside Police Headquarters. South side of Race between 7th and 8th.
* 39.954750,-75.152000 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+ wikipedia.org's Charles Parks page




Batter
Joe Brown, 1976
* big standing person wearing a helmet, baseball bat
* Originally on the walkway around Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004. The last picture is from the original location. The inscription on the attached plaque is related to the history of the original location and not to the subject of the sculpture.
* inscription: Veterans Stadium hosted many concerts including Bruce Springsteen, Genesis, Madonna, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Who, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U-2, Billy Joel, Elton John, Dave Matthews and N'Sync. Other events included religious conventions, pro wrestling, Hero Scholarship Thrill Show, truck/tractor pull and closed circuit championship boxing.
* North side of the parking lot North of Pattison and East of Broad.
* 39.907350,-75.169800 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




Charioteer of Delphi
1976 (given to the city)
* small standing person
* Copy of 5th Century BC original
* inscription:
From the cradle of democracy in the ancient world to the cradle of democracy in the new world. From the people of Greece to the people of America.
* East side of the Art Museum. 25th and the Parkway.
* 39.965400,-75.179275 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* See also:
+Philadelphia Museum of Art




Clothespin
Claes Oldenburg, 1976
* big clothespin, abstract standing people
* The sculpture is an elongated version of Brancusi's Kiss.
* Top of the concourse stairs. North side of Market at 15th.
* 39.952400,-75.16570 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Travis Truman's picture of this piece
+oldenburgvanbruggen.com




Colonial Scene
Harold Kimmelman, 1976
* small fire-fighting equipment, standing people, headgear
* Wall. North side of Grays Ferry between Stanley and 31st.
* 39.939325,-75.194375 [map]
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Column and Capital
1976 (donated, obviously much older)
* column and capital
* inscription:
Ammen, Jordan
(ancient Philadelphia)
Roman Period
Gift to City of Philadelphia from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the occasion of the American Bicentenial, 1976
* In a small park South of Smith Walk between 33rd and 34th.
* 39.951100,-75.191700 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour




Dolphin Play Fountain
Joseph C. Bailey, 1976
* abstract forms, dolphins
* South end of Dendy Recreation Center. East side of 10th, North of Jefferson.
* 39.975300,-75.151225 [map]
* See also:
+Philadelphia Playground Project entry for Dendy




Dream of Sky
Timothy Duffield, 1976
* big abstract elephant
* South side of Market at the 37th Street Walkway.
* 39.956265,-75.196200 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+timothyduffield.com




Earth and Moon
Ken Clark, 1976
* small abstract Earth and Moon,
* Swenson Park. South side of President St., East of Conwell (North of Conwell and Roosevelt Blvd.).
* 40.091810,-75.020700 [map]




Face Fragment
Arlene Love, 1976
* big face fragment
* In front of the Monell Chemical Sciences Center. South side of Market between 34th and 36th (35th Street doesn't intersect Market).
* 39.955900,-75.193150 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+artist's picture of this piece
+arlenelove.com




Families
Evelyn Keyser, 1976
* small people in groups, sitting
* In front of the District Health Center, Southwest side of Cottman, Northwest of Bustleton.
* 40.048100,-75.060990 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour




Firemen in Action
Harold Kimmelman, 1976
* small standing and running people wearing helmets, fire-fighting equipment
* Wall. Northwest corner, 6th and South.
* 39.942075,-75.152400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Ghost Structures
Venturi, Scott Brown (and Rauch), 1976
* Representation of houses belonging to Benjamin Franklin
* big buildings
* At the time this piece was built the firm was named Venturi and Rauch.
* Franklin Court. Between 3nd and 4th, Market and Chestnut, entrances on Market and Chestnut.
* 39.949650,-75.146525 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+picture of this piece from about.com
+venturiscottbrown.org
+The Electric Franklin
+ushistory.org's Franklin Court tour page




Government of the People
Jacques Lipchitz, 1976
* big group of people, kneeling and crushed
* inscription:
Symbolizing family life
"the wellspring of society,
the hope of the future"
and
the concept of government being of, by, and for the people,
this sculpture is dedicated
to the people of Philadelphia
* Plaza. Municipal Services Building. Northwest corner, Broad and JFK.
* 39.953750,-75.163975 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+wikipedia.org's Jacque Lipchitz page




Hippo Head Fountain
1976
* hippo head fountain
* inscription: Funds for this park were granted by the Board of City Trusts from a fund created by the estate of Stephen Girard for the improvement of the Delaware front of the city
* Courtyard park. North side of Arch, East of 4th.
* 39.952425,-75.146290 [map]
* On the Old City tour




Jerusalem Stabile
Alexander Calder, 1976
* abstract forms
* Moved several yards East since it was first installed. The last picture is from the original location.
* South of Woodland Walk, West of 34th.
* 39.952025,-75.192660 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Max Buten's picture of this piece
+calder.org




Living Flame Memorial
Reginald Beauchamp, 1976
* abstract flame, police and fire department logos
* Police and Fire Memorial. Painted during the 2006 Franklin Square renovation. The first picture is without the paint.
* Franklin Square. Northwest corner, 6th and Race.
* 39.955400,-75.149825 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+historicphiladelphia.org's Franklin Square page
+wikipedia.org's Franklin Square page




Meher
Khoren der Harootian, 1976
* Statue of Meher
* standing, sitting, and lying people, cross, human bones, helmets, weapons, buildings, mountains, plants, horses, vulture, water, sun
* inscription:
On this day, April 24, 1976, commemorating the 61st anniversary of the martyrdom of the Armenian nation and celebrating the bicentennial year of American independence, we Americans of Armenian heritage in eternal gratitude to God dedicate this monument to our adopted land of the United States.
Meher - A legendary figure of inspiring power symbolizing the invincible faith of the Armenian people, the first nation to embrace Christianity (301 AD).
Keeping Watch over the cultural heritage of Armenia.
Day of Infamy, April 24, 1915 the genocide and martyrdom of the Armenian Nation.
St. Vartan at the battle of Avarayr (451 AD). History's first defense of the Christian faith.
Mid the ashes of the martyrs, mother and child look to freedom for Armenia and all nations.
* South side of Kelly Drive, West of 25th.
* 39.966500,-75.179800 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Religious, War
* See also:
+page about this piece from umn.edu




Nesaika
John Rhoden, 1976
* abstract standing person
* Outside the African American Museum. Northwest corner, 7th and Arch.
* 39.953250,-75.151600 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: African American
* See also:
+New York Times obituary of John Rhoden
+African American Museum in Philadelphia




Orball
Ken Clark, 1976
* big abstract ball
* Disston Park. Southeast side of Keystone St., just Northeast of Levick St., near the top of the slight hill with the tennis courts.
* 40.018850,-75.049050 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour




Phaedrus
Beverly Pepper, 1976 (also listed as 1977)
* abstract form
* West side of 6th, North of Arch.
* 39.953740,-75.149900 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+beverlypepper.net




Phoenix Rising in Flames
Natalie Charkow, 1976
* phoenix, flames
* In front of the Fire Administration Building. South side of Spring Garden, East of 3rd.
* 39.960560,-75.143025 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+Natalie Charkow @ nyss.org




Play at Second Base
Joe Brown, 1976
* big two people, one standing, one sliding, baseball glove, hats
* Originally on the walkway around Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004. The last picture is from the original location.
* inscription:
The Phillies played at Veterans Stadium, 1971-2003. They reached the post-season seven times and won three National League Pennants (1980, 1983, 1993). The Phillies' greatest moment was winning the World Series over the Kansas City Royals, October 21, 1980, before 65,838 delirious fans at the Vet. Twice, the Phillies hosted the All-Star Game, 1976 and 1996, with the National League winning both games.
Following the last out of the 2003 season, the Phillies closed Veterans Stadium with an emotional Closing Ceremony that featured a parade of alumni and the 2003 team. Tug McGraw, who got the final out in the 1980 World Series win, threw the simulated last pitch. The date was September 28, 11,859 days after the first game, April 10, 1971.
Hundreds of youth from the area played at Veterans Stadium through numerous baseball programs, including the Carpenter Cup for high school players, Liberty Bell Classic and Bill Giles Cup for colleges and Philadelphia Recreation Department Games. The Home Run Derby championships were held there annually.
* North side of Pattison East of Broad.
* 39.905200,-75.170300 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




Punter
Joe Brown, 1976
* big standing person wearing a helmet
* Originally on the walkway around Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004. The last picture is from the original location.
* inscription: The Philadelphia Catholic League football playoffs were held at the Vet during the 1970s and 1980s. South Philadelphia High School played a football game there in 1983. Soccer, including two pro soccer teams, the Fury and the Atoms, plus a World Soccer Exhibition in 1991, took place at the stadium.
* North side of the parking lot North of Pattison and East of Broad.
* 39.907575,-75.171500 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




Saint Nicholas Church
1976
* Mosaic and cross of Jesus
* big person from the waist up, kneeling angels, symbols
* Entrance and steeple. South side of Poplar, West of 24th.
* 39.972075,-75.176360 [map]
* On the Fairmount tour
* Exhibits: Religious




Score!
Gil Whitman, 1976
* small people, one standing, one kneeling, hockey equipment
* Was behind the Spectrum at Broad and Pattision. The Spectrum was demolished early 2011. Reinstalled 2012 in the current location. The last picture is from the original location
* On the path from the parking lot behind Xfinity Live. Southwest of the Southwest corner of 11th and Pattison.
* 39.903800,-75.169900 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+xfinitylive.com




Striding Man
Bernard Brenner, James Fuhrman, 1976
* big abstract standing person
* In the parking lot of Penrose Plaza. West side of Island, South of Lindbergh.
* 39.902700,-75.241025 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* See also:
+Bernard Brenner exhibit at chrisray.com
+jfuhrman.com
+Penrose Plaza




Tackle
Joe Brown, 1976
* big people standing, football, helmets
* Originally on the walkway around Veterans Stadium until it was torn down in 2004. The last picture is from the original location.
* inscription:
Veterans Stadium was home to the Eagles from 1971 through two playoff games in January 2003. Biggest of their 11 playoff games at the Vet was a 20-7 win over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship game before 70,696 roaring fans, January 11, 1981.
The Vet was home to another pro football team, the Philadelphia Stars, of the United States Football League. The Stars played there during the 1983 and 1984 USFL seasons. Included was one playoff game in their initial season.
Seventeen times the Army/Navy college football classic was played at the Vet. The stadium was home to Temple University football, 1974-2002. Among other college teams that made their appearances at the Vet were Notre Dame, Penn State, BYU, Villanova, Florida A&M, Howard University and Delaware State.
* North side of Pattison, East of Broad.
* 39.905440,-75.172125 [map]
* On the South Broad tour
* Exhibits: Athletic, Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Joe Brown page




Tetrahedron Kite
David Caccia, 1976
* abstract kite
* On a wall. East side of 3rd South of Spring Garden, facing South.
* 39.959560,-75.143520 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+cacciastudio.com




The Seed
Christopher T. Ray, 1976
* big seed
* inscription:
Source: Deuteronomy 8:7-8:11
"...for the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land..."
The Seed symbolizes the generation of creative life in America, the Good Land which has made us welcome. In its roots exist the reminder of our origins and traditions. In the leaves are the elements of continuing growth. From the pod and its emerging flowr comes the promise of the future.
* Entrance. Mikveh Israel. East Side of 5th Street, North of Market, along the walkway between 4th and 5th..
* 39.951175,-75.147550 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Mikveh Israel




The Whispering Bells of Freedom
Reginald Beauchamp, 1976
* Memorial to Crispus Attucks
* bells, buildings, people standing, prone, weapons, hats, dog
* inscription:
The whispering bells of freedom in honor of Crispus Attucks
Who on March 5, 1770 was killed by British troops in Boston while protesting conditions under the crown.
These whispers of freedom grew into the crescendo of the Declaration of Independence and the first ringing of the Liberty Bell in Independence Hall.
* Outside the African American Museum. Northwest corner, 7th and Arch.
* 39.953125,-75.151650 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: War, African American
* See also:
+Wikipedia's Crispus Attucks page
+African American Museum in Philadelphia




The Winged Ox, Symbol of St. Luke the Physician
Henry Mitchell, 1976
* Symbol of Saint Luke
* winged ox, symbol
* The pole is inscribed with the names of famous doctors, starting with Hippocrates at the bottom.
* On the campus of Thomas Jefferson University. South side of Walnut just West of 10th.
* 39.948400,-75.157850 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* Exhibits: Medical, Religious
* See also:
+henrywmitchell.com
+Thomas Jefferson University