Free Library of Philadelphia
1.  What is notable about the fountain at the center of Logan Circle?

The fountain which was designed by Wilson Eyre, Jr. and Alexander Striling Calder, was opened to the public in July 1974. It was erected in memory of Dr. Wilson Cary Swann, founder of the Philadelphia Fountain Society. The fountain consists of three main figures; the girl with the swan represents the Wissahickon River, the woman with the swan the Schuykill River, and the figure with the fish the Delaware river.

Source: "Philadelphia Squares"

2.  What does the bronze statue in 30th Street Station represent, and who created it?

Sculpted by Walter Hancock in 1950 as the Pennsylvania Railroad War Memorial, it shows the Archangel Michael holding a dead soldier. It is inscribed with the names of railroad employees who died in WWII.

Source: Fairmount Park Art Association. Sculpture of a City. New York: Walker, 1974. p. 295 730.973 F166S

3.  What is the Terrace of Heroes?

It is the western terrace of the Philadelphia Art Museum, upon which stands statues of Revolutionary War heros, such as Generals Lafayette, Montgomery, Pulaski and von Steuben, as well as John Paul Jones and Nathanael Greene. In 1896 General William Reilly willed funds for the creation of the Terrace. Statues of Generals Lafayette, Montgomery, Pulaski and von Steuben were selected in 1949. John Paul Jones's statue was added in 1957, General Greene's in 1962.

Source: Fairmount Park Art Association. Sculpture of a City. New York: Walker, 1974. p. 293. 730.973 F166S

4.  Where in Philadelphia is there a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust?
The Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs is a statue by Nathan Rapoport located at 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It was presented to Philadelphia by the Federation of Jewish Agencies in 1964.

Source: Fairmount Park Art Association. Sculpture of a City. New York: Walker, 1974. p. 338. 730.973 F166S
5.  Who is the gilded statue, which stands at 25th Street and Kelly Drive, meant to represent?

It is of Joan of Arc. Created by Emmanuel Fremier in 1874, it was bought by the Fairmount Park Art Association in 1890 and placed where it now stands in 1948. An almost identical sculpture stands in the Place des Pyramides in Paris.

Source: Fairmount Park Art Association. Sculpture of a City. New York: Walker, 1974. pp. 124-30. 730.973 F166S

6.  What statue is permanently on display outside the Spectrum sports stadium in Philadelphia?

"Rocky," a depiction of the actor Sylvester Stallone as the fictional boxer, Rocky Balboa, that was featured in the 1982 film, Rocky III. The movie was set and filmed in Philadelphia. The statue was originally placed at the entrance to the Philadelphia Art Museum but was moved to its current location after museum officials and Philadelphians complained.

Source: Rocky Statue. Philadelphia Oddities by Ron Avery. 2005.

7.  What are some of the statues by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia?
Along Kelly Drive you can see a bronze casting of The Pilgrim. Also in the Park are his bust of President James Garfield and his allegorical figure, The Republic.

Source: Fairmount Park, a History and Guidebook, 1974, p.203-204, Esther M. Klein, 917.481 K672f
8.  If you are driving along Kelly Drive into Center City, Philadelphia, there is a statue of a cowboy right before the Stone Bridge in Fairmount Park. Who was the sculptor of that statue?

Frederick Remington was the sculptor of the Cowboy located on Kelly Avenue near the Girard Avenue Bridge.

Source: Fairmount, Philadelphia's Park: a history, 1975, p.106, Theophilus Ballou White, 974.811 W858f

9.  In Philadelphia, where is there a statue to the first American to die for our independence?
In front of the African American Museum in Philadelphia is a statue of Crispus Attucks by Robert Beauchamps. Attucks was an escaped slave who led protesters against British troops in Boston.

Source: Bach. Public Art in Philadelphia. 1992, p.44.
10.  What sculpture was erected near city hall to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976?

Claes Oldenburg's "Clothespin" statue.

Source: Bach, Penny Balkan. Public Art in Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992. p. 161. 709.7481 B122P

11.  Who designed the statue of Ulysses S. Grant in Fairmount Park where Fountain Drive intersects Kelly Drive?

Daniel Chester French created the figure of grant, Edward C. Potter, his horse, and the pedestal was designed by architect Frank Miles Day.

Source: Fairmount: Philadelphia's Park, 1975, p.106, Theo B. White, 974.811 W585f

12.  There are polychrome terra cotta figures in the northeast pediment of the Philadelphia Museum of Art which were made by C. Paul Jennewein and John Gregory. Who and what do these figures represent?
These statues are of figures out of Greek mythology, such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Aurora, Cupid and Adonis. They signify profane and sacred love. There are also an owl, a lion, and a serpent.

Source: Fairmount Park Art Association. Sculpture of a City. New York: Walker, 1974. p. 286. 730.973 F166S. See also Philadelphia Museum of Art.
13.  Noted New York architect Stanford White designed the pedestal for what statue, and where in Philadelphia is this statue located?

Stanford White designed the granite plinth on which the statue The Republic sits. The Republic was created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and it is located in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.

Source: Fairmount Park, a History and Guidebook, 1974, p.204, Esther M. Klein, 917.481 K672f