Philadelphia Public Art

Year: 1924

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
* Exhibits: Gargoyles, Unidentified
* See also:
+Gerry Wilkinson's history page with Conwell Hall information

Curtis Institute Gate
Samuel Yellin, 1924
* plants
* Gate. Curtis Institute. South side of Locust, East of 18th.
* 39.948880,-75.170500 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.orgs's Samuel Yellin page
+Samuel Yellin Metal Workers
+Curtis Institute's listing for the building

Packard Building Sign
Samuel Yellin, 1924 (year on sign)
* small standing, kneeling people, tools, scroll, staff, oar, plants, lamps, eagle, lion's head, seashell, urns, griffins, sign
* Yellin is not listed anywhere as the artist for the sign, but he is listed as the metal worker for the building
* West Entrance. Packard Building. East side of 15th, South of Chestnut.
* 39.950650,-75.165650 [map]
* On the Avenue of the Arts tour
* See also:
+philadelphiabuildings.orgs's Samuel Yellin page
+Samuel Yellin Metal Workers's Packard Building entry

Philadelphia General Hospital Plaque
1924 (approximate)
* small lion's head
* The hospital used to be located where the medical complex that surrounds this plaque now stands. The date of the plaque is unclear. According to wikipedia, PGH was renamed in 1919, but W. Freeland Kendrick was mayor from 1924-1928.
* inscription:
to the preservation and restoration of the health of the people of Philadelphia.
to the increase of knowledge concerning the cause and cure of disease.
and to the education of those who would serve humanity.
* Wall. Near the Northwest corner of Claire M. Fagin Hall. 418 Curie Blvd..
* 39.949050,-75.196700 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* See also:'s Philadelphia General Hospital (aka Blockley Almshouse) page

Public Ledger Building
Horace Trumbauer, 1924
* reclining people, head scarf, scepter, burning oil lamp, quills, scrolls, books and tablets
* Entrances. Southwest corner, 6th and Chestnut.
* 39.949200,-75.150850 [map]
* On the Independence Mall tour
* See also:'s page for the building
+Horace Trumbauer page from

Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
1924 (approximate)
* Includes a representation of Saint George
* coat of arms, lions, unicorn, helmet and crown, harp, seated person, lance, horse, dragon
* Best viewed from the North side of Walnut. The other emblems probably represent places where General Accident operated.
* inscription:
Honi soit qui mal y pense
Dieu et mon droit
* Entrance. South side of Walnut, West of 4th.
* 39.947320,-75.148480 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour
* See also: entry for the building's entry for the coat of arms's St. George page

Swann Memorial Fountain
Alexander Stirling Calder, 1924
* Memorial to Dr. Wilson Cary Swann
* big reclining people, swans, frogs, turtles, fountain
* Consists of three large pieces representing the Delaware, the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon, plus frogs and turtles. The fountain is on during the summer and is visible from both ends of the Parkway.
* Center of the circle. Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.957900,-75.170600 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Favorites
* See also:
+Joey Blue's picture of one of the turtles.'s page for this piece 1931 picture of this piece
+Max Buten's picture of one of the turtles's Alexander Stirling Calder page's Logan Circle page

Tribute Trees Tablet
Paul Philippe Cret, 1924
* small text, plant forms
* inscription:
1914 1918
Tribute Trees
The trees along this Parkway have been planted as a tribute of honor and gratitude to the men who served their country in the Great War.
* On the ground. Southeast entrance of the circle. Logan Square. 19th and the Parkway.
* 39.957640,-75.170185 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+The Paul Philippe Cret Collection at's Logan Circle page