Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 1982

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:

Boy and Dog
Jim Victor, 1982
* small seated person, dog
* Southeast of 82nd and Lyons.
* 39.897900,-75.246100 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* See also:

Ken Clark, 1982
* small people standing
* In a small park on the Southwest corner of Addison and Perth (West and North of 7th and Lombard).
* 39.943725,-75.154635 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour

Fitler Square Fountain
* Dedicated in honor of Marie F. Wilson
* birds, fountain
* inscription: for her outstanding contributions to the beautification of Fitler Square
* Center of Fitler Square. 23rd and Pine.
* 39.947600,-75.179800 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:

Fitler Square Ram
Gerd Hesness, 1982
* small ram
* East end of Fitler Square. 23rd and Pine.
* 39.947550,-75.179500 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:

Greg Leavitt, Lydia Leavitt, 1982
* plant forms
* This is listed elsewhere simply as "Gate," though it doesn't appear to currently function as one.
* Either side of the entrance. Marian Anderson Recreation Center. West side of 17th, South of Fitzwater.
* 39.941825,-75.171050 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour
* See also:
+Marian Anderson Recreation Center

Gray Manor Memorial
Joseph C. Bailey, 1982
* Relief busts of Dr. William Herbert Gray, Jr. and Dr. William Herbert Gray, Sr.
* steles, heads, abstract design
* The father and grandfather of William H. Gray III. Pictures provided by and Copyright Karl Henry
* inscription:
Dr. William Herbert Gray, Sr.
Servent of God and the People
Dr. William Herbert Gray, Jr.
God's Ambassador
Helped make the world a better place for all mankind.
* In front of the Gray Manor Apartments. West side of 8th between Oxford and Cecil B. Moore.
* 39.976875,-75.148775 [map]

Life Savers
Billie Lawless, 1982
* big Lifesavers
* Was at 39th Street between Spruce and Baltimore (39.950750,-75.200900). Moved late 2014. Not clear if this is permanent or temporary. The last picture is from the new location and shows paint loss on the red piece.
* Northeast corner of the Veterinary Hospital. Southwest corner, 38th and Spruce.
* 39.951150,-75.199425 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Charles Fahlen, 1982
* stacked abstract forms
* Northwest corner, 8th and Locust.
* 39.947075,-75.154575 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also:'s Charles Fahlen page

Ken Clark, 1982
* standing person
* Center of Dickinson Square. 4th and Tasker.
* 39.927650,-75.151650 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also:
+Friends of Dickinson Square

One Plus Three
Ike Hay, 1982
* abstract reliefs
* Could not find the fourth panel. These three are barely visible through the fence at a distance.
* Wall. West side of Holstein, North of 78th.
* 39.898750,-75.232350 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour

Phoenix Rising
Emlen Etting, 1982
* Memorial to Richardson Dilworth
* abstract phoenix
* Was Southeast of the Southeast corner of 15th and JFK in the sunken portion of the North end of Dilworth Plaza on the West side of City Hall. Moved to the current location June, 2013. The last picture is from the original location.
* 38th Parallel Place (near Front, Dock, and Spruce).
* 39.945325,-75.144000 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+Smithsonian Oral History Interview with Emlen Etting's Richardson Dilworth page

The Family
Harold Kimmelman, 1982
* small standing people
* Plaza/courtyard/walkway. Pennsport Mall. East side of Moyamensing between Moore and McClellan.
* 39.925425,-75.150725 [map]
* On the South Philly tour
* See also:

Two Triangles Leaning
George Rickey, 1982
* triangles
* Moves in the wind.
* On the Library roof. Drexel University. Southwest corner, 33rd and Market.
* 39.955450,-75.189725 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+Drexel University

Untitled (Lucas)
Lark Lucas, 1982
* people standing, sitting, hats, umbrellas, food, musical instruments, machines and tools, balloons, airplanes, signs, buildings, plants, birds, elephant, giraffe, camel
* visible through the fence
* Walls. North side of Filbert, West of 34th.
* 39.956900,-75.192250 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:
+Lark Lucas page at

Wall Reliefs
G. Frye, 1982
* abstract reliefs
* One relief is signed G. Frye '82, but I can't find a listing for a G. Frye or this piece.
* Walls. West side of 22nd and East side of Croskey, North of Arch.
* 39.956300,-75.176300 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified

Welcome Park
Venturi, Scott Brown (and Rauch), 1982
* Tribute to William Penn
* big map, standing person wearing a hat, house
* Welcome Park is laid out on a giant map of the original street plan, with miniature representations of two objects related to William Penn - the City Hall statue and his original slate-roof house. The Park itself sits on the site of the house. Two walls around the park contain a biography of Penn, and his farewell address to the city is on the back of the base of the model of the statue. At the time Welcome Park was built, the firm was named Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown.
* The original City Hall statue: William Penn
* inscription:
This model design was created from available knowledge of the
Of all the many places I have seen in the world, I remember not one better seated: so that it seems to me to have been appointed for a town.
The names of the streets are mostly from the things that grow in the country, as Vine Street, Mulberry Street, Chestnut Street, and the like.
* Plaza. East side of Second Street between Chestnut and Walnut.
* 39.947300,-75.143975 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also: page for this piece's William Penn page

William Penn
Frank C. Gaylord, 1982
* Statue of William Penn
* standing person wearing a hat, scroll
* inscription:
Pennsylvania Founded 1682
Commemorated 1982
Those people who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.
-William Penn
Penn Treaty Park
Erected and dedicated April 24, 1982 by the National Society Daughters of The American Colonists in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of Pennsylvania and the treaty with the Indians.
* Penn Treaty Park. Delaware and Marlborough.
* 39.966850,-75.128650 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* Exhibits: Religious
* See also:'s William Penn page
+Friends of Penn Treaty Park
+Penn Treaty Park Historical Plaques