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Or they might be considered chimeras, grotesques or bosses.

But for now, let’s say they are gargoyles.

The gargoyle. A creature which is touted as being tasked with acting as a guard against evil or harmful spirits. Often used in building architecture as rain spouts, these gargoyles are purely decorative.

We salvaged 17 of them from the former Thomas A. Edison High School, at Lehigh Avenue and Seventh Street, in Philadelphia. The building opened in 1905 and was designed by a man named Lloyd Titus who worked on a dozen architectural designs for the Philadelphia Board of Education at that time.

As noted in this article, “The most striking feature… was its castle-like central tower, flanked by four turrets with gargoyles radiating from all sides.”

Before its demolition, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places; therefore, these gargoyles are truly are one-of-a-kind, and now available for purchase!

Don't forget to check out the photos of how we salvaged these beauties!

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