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Year: 1968

Bear
Dexter Jones, 1968
* small bear
* East side of 11th, just North of Cecil B. Moore.
* 39.978100,-75.152400 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour




Benjamin Franklin in Fireman's Hat
Dexter Jones, 1968
* Head of Benjamin Franklin
* big head, hat
* Wall. North side of Arch, East of 4th.
* 39.952425,-75.146450 [map]
* On the Old City tour
* Exhibits: Police and Fire Fighters
* See also:
+The Electric Franklin




Dancing Children
Henry Mitchell, 1968
* small people dancing, sitting, hats, bench, baby carriage, knitting needles, dog
* Above the entrance. Cobbs Creek Recreation Center. West side of 63rd at Locust.
* 39.957965,-75.248125 [map]
* See also:
+henrywmitchell.com




Flame
Sherl Joseph Winter, 1968
* flame, fountain
* Originally in the main quad between Market and Chestnut, 32nd and 33rd. Moved 2006. The first picture is from the original location, the second picture is from the new location off, and the third picture is from the new location on.
* On the campus of Drexel University. Southeast corner 33rd and Race.
* 39.958690,-75.189050 [map]
* On the Powelton tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+winterartstudio.com
+Drexel University




For the Greater Glory of God
1968 (approximate year of building)
* standing person, Jesuit motto
* Wall. St. Joe's Prep. Northwest corner, 17th and Girard.
* 39.972300,-75.164500 [map]
* On the Temple Southwest tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified
* See also:
+St. Joe's Prep




John J. Carlin Tablet
1968 (approximate)
* Relief bust of John J. Carlin
* small head, eyeglasses
* inscription:
This tablet was erected by
oarsmen of the rowing world
in honor of
John J. Carlin
1896 - 1968
Circa 1914-1968
He was a man dedicated to the amateur sport of rowing and devoted 54 years to its development and leadership encompassing
All phases:- schoolboy, club, college, national, international, and olympic.
Treasurer - Schoolboy R.A. of A.
President - Fairmount R.A.
Coach - University of Pennsylvania
Commodore - Schuylkill Navy
Chairman - Gold Cup Committee
President - N.A.A.O.
Chairman - U.S. Olympic and Pan-Am Rowing Committee
Continental Representative of F.I.S.A.
Oarsmen of the past, present, and future have and will benefit from his vigor and zeal.
* Wall. Reviewing Stands. River side of Kelly Drive.
* 39.985900,-75.201985 [map]
* On the Kelly Drive tour




Lincoln the Lawyer
Emil Seletz, 1968
* Bust of Abraham Lincoln
* head
* inscription:
Presented by
Emil Seletz, M.D. "32" Sculptor
Josepha Seletz, M.D. "76"
Jimmy Seletz, J.D.
Dedicated to
Marvin Wachman, President
* In front of the Temple University Law School. East side of Broad, South of Montgomery.
* 39.979890,-75.157350 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+Cyber Museum of Neurosurgery Emil Seletz Gallery
+wikipedia.org's Abraham Lincoln page




Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch Fascia
Joseph J. Greenberg, Jr., 1968 (date of building)
* abstract relief
* Fascia. Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch. Southwest corner 6th and Girard.
* 39.970200,-75.146650 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library Branch




Russell Conwell
Boris Blai, 1968
* Bust of Russell Conwell
* big head
* Conwell and his wife, Sarah S. Conwell, are buried behind the sculpture
* inscription: Russell H. Conwell, Founder of Temple University, 1843-1925
* Conwell's burial site. Founder's Garden. East side of Liacouras Walk, just South of Berks Mall.
* 39.981350,-75.155700 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+findagrave.com entry for this piece
+Temple University Libraries: Boris Blai Personal Papers
+wikipedia.org's Russell Conwell page




Stone Bas Reliefs
1968
* face, plants
* Wall. East side of 7th between Pine and Addison.
* 39.943900,-75.153450 [map]
* On the Washington Square tour




Three Disks, One Lacking
Alexander Calder, 1968
* abstract form
* Originally on the top floor of the Reading Terminal Headhouse. Was part of the exhibition of Calders at 22nd and the Parkway for several years, and then moved to the current location in late March or Early April of 2009 when the Calder exhibit was taken down. The first two pictures are from the current location, the third is from the original location.
* Northeast corner, 17th and the Parkway.
* 39.955740,-75.167225 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+calder.org




Welsh Society Plaque
1968
* One line biographies of Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Gouverneur Morris, Robert Morris and William Penn
* small dragon logo
* inscription:
The Welsh Society
Philadelphia
Organized March 1, 1729
Gogoniant i Dduw
Glory to God
Commemorating the Welsh contributions to the founding of the City of Philadelphia the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America
William Penn, 1644-1718, proclaimer of freedom of religion and planner of New Wales, later named Pennsylvania
Robert Morris, 1734-1806, foremost financier of the American Revolution and signer of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
Gouverneur Morris, 1752-1816, author of the final draft of the Constitution of the United States
John Marshall, 1755-1835, Chief Justice of the United States and Father of American Constitutional Law
Erected on St. David's Day, March 1, 1968
* East wall. City Hall. Market at Juniper.
* 39.952250,-75.162750 [map]
* On the City Hall tour
* See also:
+The Welsh Society of Philadelphia
+wikipedia.org's Thomas Jefferson page
+wikipedia.org's John Marshall page
+wikipedia.org's Gouverneur Morris page
+wikipedia.org's Robert Morris page
+wikipedia.org's William Penn page
+philadelphiabuildings.org's City Hall page
+wikipedia.org's City Hall page




Women Washing
Dexter Jones, 1968
* three people, one standing, two kneeling, plants, basket, water
* Wall. Lindbergh, Northeast of 58th.
* 39.928310,-75.218950 [map]
* On the Southwest Philly tour
* Exhibits: New