Beasties on the Al Hayne memorial fountain (1893), Lancaster at Main.
A serpent-tongued Mayan face flanked by griffins on the Blackstone Hotel (1929). (And if you are columbaphobic—afraid of pigeons—the scarier, the merrier!)
More griffins on the Blackstone Hotel.
Creatures on the Woolworth Building (Clarkson, 1926).
Lamp post base at the old central post office building.
Light on its feet: Also at the old central post office building, the base of a four-footed lamp post.
Graffiti portrait on the Jennings Street underpass.
Mural on the wall of the Southwest Community Center.
Faces on the horse fountain water trough (1892, reconstructed 1999) at the courthouse.
A detail on a wall of the fine home (1906) of real estate millionaire James F. Moore on Quality Hill, now part of the Woman’s Club compound on Pennsylvania Avenue. I think that what we’ve got here is the body of a bat and the head of Lee Van Cleef. Anyway, it’s real scary.
Finally, these three faces (two of them almost identical) peer down from the shadows under the eave of the little Atelier Building (1905) on West 8th Street between the former Barber’s and Thompson’s bookstores. In case you are ever asked on a quiz show, the Atelier Building was the temporary home of the contents of the Carnegie Public Library when the library’s new building was being built.
The Atelier Building originally housed a bank. These three guys probably were loan officers.