Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 1992

Indian Land Commemorative
Bob Hazous, 1988 - 1995
* big abstract standing people, birds
* On the traffic island next to Penn Treaty Park. Delaware and Marlborough.
* 39.966800,-75.129400 [map]
* On the Kensington tour
* See also:
+Bob Hazous exhibit at the Institute of American Indian Arts
+Bob Hazous interview at
+Friends of Penn Treaty Park
+Penn Treaty Park Historical Plaques

Sidney Goodman, 1990 - 1995
* standing person, group of babies, detached face
* Pieces on the grounds tend to move over time
* Grounds of Woodmere Art Museum. Corner of Germantown Avenue and Bells Mill Road.
* 40.082550,-75.219700 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour
* See also:
+Woodmere Art Museum

Skin of the Bride
Isaiah Zagar, 1991 - 2000
* big abstract, words
* Walls. Painted Bride Art Center. South side of Vine between 2nd and 3rd.
* 39.955725,-75.143950 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* See also:
+Painted Bride Art Center

Big Ben at Franklin Town
Alexander L. Generalis, Tom Miles, 1992
* Bust of Benjamin Franklin
* big head, eyeglasses, lightning bolts, arch, kite, implied keys
* The eight seat-sized posts each have a letter inscribed on top, spelling out FRANKLIN.
* Bridge over I-676. 17th and Vine.
* 39.958450,-75.167100 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin

Caring Center Frogs and Tadpoles
Friday Architects/Planners, 1992
* big frogs
* These are separate cutouts, not painted on.
* Walls. Caring Center. Northwest corner, 31st and Spring Garden.
* 39.963450,-75.187600 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* See also:
+Friday Architects/Planners
+The Caring Center

Columbus Monument
Venturi, Scott Brown (and Rauch), 1992
* Monument to Christopher Columbus
* big abstract obelisk, pennant, biographical text
* At the time this piece was built the firm was named Venturi, Scott Brown
* inscription:
Charismatic Leader, Navigator, Mathematician, Cartographer
Cinquecento Anniversary
Columbus, intrepid navigator, with a sense of the sea unparalleled before or after him. A native son of Genoa, he became through his dedication to a dream, an honored hero of history.
His keen intellect, abiding faith, and undaunted persistence made him a giant among men of this millenium.
* Columbus at Dock Street.
* 39.944650,-75.141500 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:'s Christopher Columbus page

Commerce Square Fountain
* fountain
* Plaza. Commerce Square. South side of Market between 20th and 21st.
* 39.954200,-75.174100 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* Exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:'s Commerce Square page

Bathsheba L. Grossman, 1992
* abstract form
* On top of the wall. Northeast corner of 33rd and Walnut.
* 39.952650,-75.189875 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* See also:
+Art at Penn page for this piece

Franklin Town Park Connections
Athena Tacha, 1992
* big abstract rocks
* Franklin Town Park. Between 18th and 19th, South of Spring Garden.
* 39.961600,-75.168900 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour
* See also:
+artist's aerial picture of this piece
+artist's closeup pictures of this piece
+Athena Tacha's home page

Gambol II: Mare and Foal
Robert David Lasus, 1992
* horses
* South side of the West end of the central promenade in the Horticulture Center. Horticulture Drive. East of Belmont.
* 39.982700,-75.213850 [map]
* On the West Park tour

Paul J. Gutman Library Gargoyles
* small heads, buildings as hats
* Library walls. North side of School House Lane, East of Henry Ave..
* 40.022375,-75.191350 [map]
* On the Jefferson East Falls Campus tour
* Exhibits: Gargoyles
* See also:
+Paul J. Gutman Library page at

The Roundabout
Alice Adams, 1992
* stairs, fountain
* Plaza. On the campus of Thomas Jefferson University. Northeast corner, 10th and Locust.
* 39.947650,-75.157350 [map]
* On the Jefferson Center City Campus tour
* See also:
+NYC piece by, and brief bio of, Alice Adams
+Thomas Jefferson University

United States Mint Historical Plaque
* small buildings, standing people, sitting people, cart, horses, plants, flags, clouds
* inscription:
On this site stood The First United States Mint
First Public Building Authorized by the United States Government
This plaque dedicated for the bicentennial of the U.S. Mint 1792-1992
First Mint 1792-1833 7th Street between Market and Arch
Second Mint 1833-1901 Juniper and Chestnut Sts.
Third Mint 1901-1969 16th and Spring Garden Sts.
Fourth Mint 1969 - 5th and Arch Sts.
* Wall. East side of 7th between Market and Arch.
* 39.952240,-75.151550 [map]
* On the Convention District tour