Frank Rizzo - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 57.224 W 075° 09.869
18S E 485950 N 4422635
Quick Description: Beautiful statue of the former and beloved 93rd Mayor of Philadelphia, Frank Rizzo who served in the 1970s. This roadside attraction was added on August 16, 2012 to the roadside database.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2012 10:54:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMF3DW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 6

Long Description:

Francis Lazarro "Frank" Rizzo, Sr. (October 23, 1920 – July 16, 1991) was an American police officer and politician. He served two terms as mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from January 1972 to January 1980; he was Police Commissioner for four years prior to that. The inscription reads: Mayor 1972 - 1980.

The statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo that stands in front of the Municipal Services Building in Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The statue is made of bronze, is about 1.5 times the size of an actual person. It depicts Rizzo walking down steps waving to a crowd, dressed in a suit. The statue, another abstract piece and a bunch of board game sculptures make up a sculpture garden.

From Wikipedia: A statue of Mayor Rizzo waving one of his arms in greeting, created by Zeno Frudakis, stands in front of Philadelphia's Municipal Services Building. The 10-foot-high statue was paid for by contributions from Rizzo's family, friends, and supporters. Also, in his stronghold neighborhood of South Philadelphia, where he received a great deal of Italian-American support, a mural portrait of Rizzo is located on the 9th Street Italian Market.

On the steps of the Municipal Services Building, north side of JFK, East of 15th.

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Roadside Attractions Website: [Web Link]

Weekday Hours: Not listed

Weekend Hours: Not listed

Location Website: Not listed

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