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Gargoyles Exhibit

Traditional gargoyles, non-traditional gargoyles, and Peter Rockwell's free-standing Gargoyles.


Gargoyles
* small crouching person, bat-like creature
* Entrance. North side of South between Front and 2nd.
* 39.941075,-75.144475 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour.
* Other exhibits: Unidentified


Unidentified Heads
* small heads
* Low on the wall. South side of Locust, West of 20th.
* 39.949400,-75.174625 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour.
* Other exhibits: Unidentified


Union Baptist Church Gargoyles
1832 (cornerstone)
* Symbols of Jesus, Saint John, Saint Mark and Saint Matthew
* small kneeling and partial angels, torches, winged bulls, winged lions, crosses, crowns, birds, musical instruments, books
* Walls. Union Baptist Church. South side of Fitzwater, West of 19th.
* 39.942775,-75.174475 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour.
* Other exhibits: Religious



Saint Mark's Gargoyles
1851
* small heads with headgear
* Walls. Saint Mark's Church. North side of Locust between 16th and 17th.
* 39.948825,-75.168350 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour.
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Saint Mark's Church

Holy Trinity Episcopal Chuch
1859 (original building date)
* dogs
* Side entrance. Holy Trinity Episcopal Chuch. South side of Walnut between 19th and 20th.
* 39.950400,-75.173325 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour.
* Other exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building

First Presbyterian
1869 - 1872
* plants, fruit, dragons
* Over the door. First Presbyterian Church. Southeast corner, 21st and Walnut.
* 39.950650,-75.175550 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour.
* Other exhibits: New, Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building
+First Presbyterian Church







Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
1874 (from cornerstone)
* small heads, headgear
* Walls. Trinity Memorial. Southwest corner, 22nd and Spruce.
* 39.948550,-75.177975 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour.
* Other exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+Trinity Center for Urban Life






Tabernacle United Church
1884 - 1886
* Symbols of and references to Jesus, Saint John, Saint Luke and Saint Mark
* lizard, plants, partial cherubs and angels, winged lion, winged ox, eagle, sun, candle, fire
* inscription:
North Entrance: I am the door.
tower: My Goodness and My fortress. My High Tower and My Deliver. He in whom I trust.
East Entrance: We have seen his star in the East and are come to worship him.
shields:
He is risen.
Lampades multae, una lux.
Christus Exaltus Salvator.
Lux lucet in tenebris
Nec tamen consumebatur.
* North and East sides. Tabernacle United Church. Southwest corner, 37th and Chestnut.
* 39.954500,-75.196800 [map]
* On the Avenue of Technology tour.
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building
+Tabernacle United Church


Quaker City National Bank Entrance
1888 - 1892
* heads, headgear
* This appears to be only 1/3 of the original building.
* Entrance. North side of Chestnut between 7th and 8th.
* 39.949570,-75.153120 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour.
* Other exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building

Mother Bethel Gargoyles
1889
* dragons
* High on the walls. Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Northeast corner 6th and Lombard.
* 39.943375,-75.151850 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour.
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuilding.org's entry for the building
+Mother Bethel AME Church

Fisher Fine Arts Library Gargoyles
1891
* dragons
* On the walls. West side of 34th, South of Walnut (Woodland Walk side).
* 39.951700,-75.192975 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour.
* See also:
+Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building








Penn Quad Gargoyles
1894 - 1911
* small crouching and horizontal people, heads, headgear, squirrel, seahorse, donkeys, frogs, dragon, balls, shields, books, food, staff, musical instruments
* Walls. Penn Quad. South side of Spruce from 36th to 38th.
* 39.950875,-75.197400 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour.
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org entry for the Quad








Witherspoon Building
1895 - 1897
* References to and representations of Albert Barnes, Charles Hodge, Jesus, Saint John, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Matthew and John Witherspoon
* small lion, birds, ox, plants, books, winged person, groups of people, standing people, reclining people, heads and eyes, fire, scales, headgear, anchor, cup, furniture, various religious symbols
* A group of figures from the building are now in the courtyard of the Presbyterian Historical Society
* West side of Juniper between Sansom and Walnut, and along the North side of Walnut West of Juniper.
* 39.949250,-75.163200 [map]
* On the Gayborhood tour.
* Other exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building
+wikipedia.org Albert Barnes page
+wikipedia.org's John Witherspoon page

Broad Street Ministry Gargoyles
1901
* small faces, dragons
* Whole building. Broad Street Ministry. East side of Broad between Spruce and Pine.
* 39.946150,-75.164750 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour.
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building
+Broad Street Ministry


Zimmerman House
1911
* cattle heads, ball with Z
* Under the eaves and on the roof. North side of Fairmount between 4th and 5th.
* 39.962975,-75.145450 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour.
* See also:
+The Gargoyle Hunter's page for the building

Gate and Gargoyles
Samuel Yellin, 1912
* small dragon head, abstract gate
* there are identical gargoyles on either side of the gate
* Gate (and gargoyles). South side of Latimer, West of 16th.
* 39.948150,-75.168350 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour.
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.orgs's Samuel Yellin page
+Samuel Yellin Metal Workers






Penn Dental Gargoyles
1915 (completion of building)
* small crouching people (some with headgear), monkey, birds, bull, book, symbols
* Spruce and 40th St. walls. Penn Dental School. Northwest corner, 40th and Spruce.
* 39.951865,-75.203150 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour.
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building

Conwell Hall Gargoyles
1924 (building date)
* small seated people wearing hats
* Both sides of the door. East side of Broad, North of Montgomery.
* 39.980350,-75.157285 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour.
* Other exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Gerry Wilkinson's history page with Conwell Hall information



Firefighter Gargoyles
1925 (from cornerstone)
* small crouching people wearing hats and helmets, firefighting equipment
* Was on the Southwest corner, Juniper and Race. Removed from the building 2008 prior to demolition for Convention Center expansion.
* Entrance.
* Other exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters, Missing, Unidentified
* See also:
+Max Buten's page for this piece
+Gargoyle Hunter page for this piece

Irvine Auditorium Gargoyles
1926
* small dragon heads
* Wall. South side of Irvine Auditorium. Northwest corner, 34th and Spruce.
* 39.950700,-75.193225 [map]
* On the Penn Campus tour.
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Irvine Auditorium page







Barbelin Hall Gargoyles
1927
* including heads of Felix Barbelin, James Ryder and Burchard Villiger
* small partial people, hats, cat, bat-like creature, books, saxaphone
* the builder is John McShain, but there's no record of him being the gargoyle carver
* All over the building. Saint Joseph's University. City Line, West of 54th.
* 39.995250,-75.237950 [map]
* See also:
+Gargoyle Hunter page for this piece
+sjuhawknews.com article about this piece with pictures
+wikipedia.org's Felix Barbalin page
+Saint Joseph's University




Gargoyles
1927
* small heads
* Fire station wall. South corner, Foulkrod and Darrah.
* 40.017000,-75.081340 [map]
* Other exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters

Carnell Hall
1928
* small heads
* Both sides of the door. East side of Broad, North of Montgomery.
* 39.980425,-75.157075 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour.
* Other exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+Gerry Wilkinson's Carnell Hall page



First National Bank Building
1928 (original building date)
* small seated people, birds, dog head, lion head, snakes, zodiac signs
* Zodiac signs and dog's head are behind the 15th street entrance awning.
* Whole Building. Southwest corner, 15th and Walnut.
* 39.949500,-75.166040 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour.
* Other exhibits: Unidentified
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's page for the building






St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1928 - 1929
* gargoyles and statue of Saint Paul
* small standing person, Bible, sword, crosses, plants, dragons, snake, bird, fish, unidentified creatures
* inscription: Spiritus Gladius
* Whole building.. St. Paul's Episcopal Church. South side of Chestnut Hill Ave., East of Germantown Ave..
* 40.079100,-75.208850 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour.
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+gargoyle hunter's page for the building
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building
+St. Paul's Chestnut Hill

Interfaith House Gargoyles
1930 (building date)
* small crouching people wearing hats
* In niches high on the front wall. South side of Chelten Ave., West of Germantown Ave..
* 40.035350,-75.175100 [map]
* On the Germantown Avenue tour.
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.org's entry for the building



Saint John Chrysostom
1931
* standing angel, heads
* inscription: Gloria In Excelcis Deo
* Whole building. Saint John Chrysostom. East side of 17th, South of Vine.
* 39.957850,-75.167300 [map]
* On the Franklin Town tour.
* Other exhibits: Religious
* See also:
+Gargoyle Hunter page for the building

Gargoyles
Peter Rockwell, 1980
* snake, group of people (heads)
* Schuylkill Park. North side of Pine at Taney.
* 39.948100,-75.183300 [map]
* On the Fitler Square tour.




Paul J. Gutman Library Gargoyles
1992
* small heads, buildings
* Library walls. North side of School House Lane, East of Henry Ave..
* 40.022375,-75.191350 [map]
* On the Philadelphia University Campus tour.
* See also:
+Paul J. Gutman Library page at philau.edu

See Also

+The Gargoyle Hunter's Gargoyles of Philadelphia