Philadelphia Public Art @philart.net

Year: 1979

Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Christopher T. Ray, 1972 - 1990
* plants, bird, sun
* 5 metal sculptured gates. Apartment complex bounded by Front, Second, Spruce, and Delancey.
* 39.944400,-75.144850 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com




Air
Walker Hancock, 1979 (installed 2015)
* small horizontal flying person, globe, clouds
* Originally at the Civic Center. In storage from 1999-2014.
* River side of Schuylkill Banks at Cherry.
* 39.957300,-75.178650 [map]
* On the JFK North tour
* Exhibits: Moved
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Walker Hancock page




Chestnut Park Fountain
Christopher Collins, John F. Collins, John R. Collins, Ted Knighton, 1979
* fountain, abstract buildings, turtle, wolf head, bird
* Inside John F. Collins Park. Between Chestnut and Ranstead, West of 17th.
* 39.951900,-75.169050 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+picture of the fountain on flickr.com
+collinsstudio.com
+tedknighton.com
+Center City District Parks: John F. Collins Park
+Chestnut Park page from asla.org




Cubus Assemblage
Theodore Miller, 1979
* big cubic forms
* On the wall. South side of Spring Garden, West of 5th.
* 39.961060,-75.147400 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour




Estuary Gate
Christopher T. Ray, 1979
* plants, turtle, birds, lizard
* Gate. North end of John F. Collins Park. South side of Ranstead, West of 17th.
* 39.951900,-75.169000 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Center City District Parks: John F. Collins Park
+Chestnut Park page from asla.org




For God and Country
1979
* small standing person, rifle, hat
* inscription:
For God and Country. We dedicate this memorial to the gallant men and women of our armed forces who served this great nation in time of peril to keep this a free nation. One Nation Under God.
* In front of the Veterans Administration Hospital. 38th and Woodland.
* 39.949050,-75.200050 [map]
* On the University City South Medical Complex tour
* Exhibits: Religious, Unidentified, War




Gate and Railing
Eric Berg, 1979
* abstract lines
* Gate and railing. North side of Spruce, just West of 9th.
* 39.945975,-75.156450 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* See also:
+Eric Berg Studios




Gates
Richard Cramer, 1979
* abstract lines
* Gates. North side of Lombard just West of 10th.
* 39.943925,-75.158950 [map]
* On the Lombard-South tour




General Tadeusz Kosciuszko
Marian Konieczny, 1979
* Statue of Tadeusz Kosciuszko
* big standing person, hat, sword, rolled up paper
* Southwest corner, 18th and the Parkway.
* 39.956800,-75.169350 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+ushistory.org page for this piece
+wikipedia.org's Tadeusz Kosciuszko page




National Shrine of Saint John Neumann Entrance Plaques
1979 (best guess based on 1979 commemoration)
* bas-relief busts of Pope John Paul II and John Nepomucene Neumann
* small heads
* inscription:
left:
St. John N. Neumann
C. SS. R.
Fourth Bisop of Philadelphia
1852-1860
right:
Remberance of
the visit of
Pope John Paul II
to the National Shrine
of St. John Neumann
October 4, 1979
* Either side of the entrance. National Shrine of Saint John Neumann. Southest corner 5th and Girard.
* 39.97000,-75.144850 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+wikipedia.org's Pope John Paul II page
+wikipedia.org's John Nepomucene Neumann page
+The National Shrine of Saint John Neumann




Otters
Henry Mitchell, 1979
* In memory of William W. Bodine, Jr.
* small otters, rocks, fountain
* Moved from the West end of the building to the East end, probably in 2007. The first picture is from the original location, the rest are from after the move, and with a much lower water level in the pool.
* inscription: With Gratitude to William W. Bodine Jr. Leader, builder and friend of Thomas Jefferson University.
* On the campus of Thomas Jefferson University. South side of Walnut between 10th and 11th behind the building which faces Walnut..
* 39.947965,-75.157975 [map]
* On the Jefferson Campus tour
* Exhibits: Favorites, Moved
* See also:
+henrywmitchell.com
+NY Times obituary of William W. Bodine, Jr.
+Thomas Jefferson University




Quiet Vigil
Bernard Brenner, James Fuhrman, 1979
* small abstract standing person
* Outside the Andorra Branch Library. Andorra Shopping Center, Ridge and Cathedral.
* See also:
+Bernard Brenner exhibit at chrisray.com
+jfuhrman.com




Raven
David Caccia, 1979
* From a work by Edgar Allan Poe
* raven
* The sculpture is behind a fence. You'll get a closer look when the site is open, but it is clearly visible from the sidewalk.
* Edgar Allan Poe House. Northwest corner, 7th and Spring Garden.
* 39.961975,-75.149900 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* See also:
+cacciastudio.com
+wikipedia.org's Edgar Allan Poe page
+Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site




Six in a Series of Tubular Forms
Paul Sisko, 1979
* tubular form
* In front of Gladfelter Hall. East side of 12th Street, just North of Berks Mall.
* 39.981465,-75.153000 [map]
* On the Temple Campus tour
* See also:
+paulsisko.com




The Wall is a Window
Ken Clark, Richard Committa, Woody Stange, 1979
* big sun
* Also listed as "The Wall As a Window"
* Wall. Rivers Edge Park. Front and Vine.
* 39.955550,-75.140425 [map]
* On the Penn's Landing tour
* See also:
+Entry for this piece at 2arts.com
+entry for Rivers Edge Park at waymarking.com




The Young Gymnast
Harold Kimmelman, 1979
* small person standing on hands
* Title provided by the artist
* On the sidewalk outside Godfrey Park. Southeast side of Summerdale, Southwest of Godfrey.
* 40.030350,-75.093325 [map]
* On the Lower Northeast tour
* See also:
+hksculpt.com
+Harold Kimmelman @ philasculptors.org




Wissahickon Valley Gate
Christopher T. Ray, 1979
* plants, owl, insect
* Gate. South end of John F. Collins Park. North side of Chestnut, West of 17th.
* 39.951600,-75.169100 [map]
* On the Rittenhouse Square tour
* See also:
+chrisray.com
+Center City District Parks: John F. Collins Park
+Chestnut Park page from asla.org




Zen Doors
Ike Hay, 1979
* abstract form
* Wall. Northwest corner, 3rd and Callowhill.
* 39.957565,-75.144300 [map]
* On the Northern Liberties tour
* Exhibits: Religious