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Design proposal for the Arbury Fine Arts Center and the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Mrs. Dorothy (Honey) Arbury studied with Fredericks when she attended Kingswood School at the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in the 1930s. She met him through her uncle, Alden B. Dow, a prominent architect in Midland, Michigan, with whom Fredericks worked on architectural sculpture projects. In 1963, Mrs. Arbury was…

Possible design proposal for the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Mrs. Dorothy (Honey) Arbury studied with Fredericks when she attended Kingswood School at the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in the 1930s. She met him through her uncle, Alden B. Dow, a prominent architect in Midland, Michigan, with whom Fredericks worked on architectural sculpture projects. In 1963, Mrs. Arbury was…

Presentation drawing for the Veterans Memorial Building in Detroit

The Victory Eagle on the facade of the Veterans Memorial Building in Detroit is 30 feet high and projects 4½ feet from the wall in high relief. Seven free-standing pylons were originally placed in front of the building along the walkway leading to the entrance. Twenty feet high and carved with incised relief, they depict scenes from the military…

Presentation drawng for "The Spirit of Detroit"

The erection of The Spirit of Detroit at the City-County Building (now Coleman A. Young Municipal Center) in 1958 marked the formal completion of the structure whose construction began in 1951. Located in front of a white marble wall at the entrance to the building, the sculpture depicts the cultural and religious spirit of the Detroit community. …

Project drawing of planetary sphere for science library

n.d., pencil, colored pencil, and watercolor on board, 12 3/8 x 18 3/8 inches.

Possibly for Kresge Science Library at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

"The Ford Empire"

The Ford Empire relief was located in the Ford Auditorium constructed on the Detroit riverfront as the new home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during 1955-1956. Perhaps the most notable feature of the building's interior was the expansive, curvilinear lobby adorned with some of Marshall Fredericks' most delicate and refined sculptures.

A…

Project drawing for "Fabulous Fish Fountain"

Project drawing for "Fabulous Fish Fountain" - this project was never realized.

Drawing of the orbit for "The Expanding Universe Fountain"

This fountain celebrates the nation's first exploration of outer space. According to Fredericks, the sculpture "represents this age of great interest, exploration and discovery in outer space...[and] the immensity, order and mystery of the universe.”

The monumental central figure suggests a superhuman mythological being. Seated upon a ten-foot…

Marshall Fredericks and architect James Hughes pose with an architectural drawing for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

Marshall Fredericks and architect James Hughes pose with an architectural drawing for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" with plaster models for "Male Baboon" and "Female Baboon".

Marshall Fredericks and architect James Hughes discussing an architectural drawing for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

Marshall Fredericks and architect James Hughes discussing an architectural drawing for the "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life" with plaster models for "Male Baboon" and "Female Baboon" in the background.