Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 2009

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Isaiah Zagar, 1994 - 2013 (ongoing)
* big abstract partial people, plates, dishes, cups, bottles, bicycle parts, words
* Large portions are visible from the sidewalk. See the website for admission information.
* Courtyard/garden. South side of South between 10th and 11th.
* 39.942825,-75.159400 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:

Ars Medendi (cylinder)
Jim Sandborn, 2009
* abstract form, medical texts
* South side of Walnut, East of 11th.
* 39.948500,-75.158525 [map]
* On the Jefferson Center City Campus tour
* See also: page for this piece

Jill Sablosky, 2009
* abstract furniture forms, steles, ideas
* inscription:
E Pluribus Unum
Out of Many One
* Northwest corner, 7th and Appletree.
* 39.953550,-75.151600 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:'s Jill Sablosky page

Benjamin Franklin's Way
* Quotes from Benjamin Franklin
* ideas, abstract steles
* inscription: (partial)
An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of cure. - 1735
Diligence is the Mother of Good-Luck. -1736
Well done is better than well said. - 1737
A true Friend is the best Possession - 1744
There are no Gains without Pains. - 1745
He's a Fool that cannot conceal his Wisdom - 1745
Doors of wisdom are never shut. - 1755
Half the Truth is often a great Lie. - 1758
* 37th between Walnut and Locust.
* 39.952800,-75.196975 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also: article about this piece
+The Electric Franklin

* clock
* East side of 30th Street Station. West side of 29th at JFK.
* 39.955600,-75.180950 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour
* See also:'s 30th Street Station page

Ward Elicker, 2009
* big dragons
* On top of the parking lot wall. North side of Arch, East of 9th.
* 39.953375,-75.154100 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* See also:
+artist's pictures of this piece in the foundry
+artist's pictures of this piece being installed

Headhouse Square Fountain
* abstract fountain
* Headhouse Square. Middle of 2nd at Lombard.
* 39.942040,-75.145490 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour
* See also:'s Headhouse Square page

JFK Boulevard Bridge Sidewalk
* big abstract sidewalk design
* Sidewalk. JFK Boulevard Bridge. JFK Boulevard, East of 29th.
* 39.955450,-75.180700 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour

Lace Fence
Demakersvan, 2009
* big flowers
* Fence. West side of Henry, North of School House Lane.
* 40.022400,-75.194700 [map]
* On the Jefferson East Falls Campus tour
* Exhibits: New
* See also: article that mentions this piece

One Meridian Plaza Fire Memorial
* Memorial to James A. Chappell, David P. Holcombe and Phyllis McAllister
* small firefighter helmets
* inscription:
To sacrifice one's own safety
in the service of others
requires a courage that is rare.
Those among us who do
are true heroes.
* South side of S. Penn Square, West of Broad.
* 39.951565,-75.164500 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:'s One Meridian Plaza page

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Rebecca Rose, 2009
* Bust of Martin Luther King, Jr.
* small head
* inscription:
January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968
Freedom Now Rally
On August 3, 1965, Martin Luther King addressed a crowd of 10,000 at this intersection. His "Freedom Now" tour to Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, and Boston was in gratitude for support given to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King brought his message into nothern Black neighborhoods, supporting local civil rights efforts and raising funds. His goal was to empower the formation of a coalition to address their common concerns.
* 40th, Haverford, and Lancaster.
* 39.962975,-75.202260 [map]
* Exhibits: Religious, African American
* See also:'s Martin Luther King, Jr. page

Ritz Carlton Residence Fountain
* abstract fountain
* visible through the fence
* Wall. South side of S. Penn Square, West of Broad.
* 39.951325,-75.164650 [map]
* On the City Hall tour