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Marshall Fredericks and Molly Barth examine a portion of a plaster mold in the Royal Oak Studio

Located on the northwest corner of Normandy and Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak, Michigan, the building served as Fredericks' studio for over 50 years.

A worker and Molly Barth during the installation of 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…

Molly Barth adds plasteline to the armature for "The Friendly Dragon"

“I did … a dragon; I called it The Friendly Dragon. The architect said he didn't think he would use it because he said the children would be frightened of a dragon. But children love dragons and it's not an ugly dragon, it's a friendly dragon with a big smile and it's cozy and you can sit on its back on those humps on its back. It's just that…

Studio assistant Molly Barth astride the plaster model of the bear for "The Boy and Bear"

Molly Barth sits atop the full-scale plaster model for "The Boy and Bear" for Northland Shopping Center in Southfield, Michigan. Designed by Victor Gruen, Northland is one of the world's first shopping centers.

Studio assistant Molly Barth poses with the plaster model for the bear from "The Boy and Bear"

Molly Barth poses with the full-scale plaster model for "The Boy and Bear" for Northland Shopping Center in Southfield, Michigan. Designed by Victor Gruen, Northland is one of the world's first shopping centers.

Close-up of studio assistant Molly Barth sitting atop the plaster model of the bear for "The Boy and Bear"

Molly Barth sits atop the full-scale plaster model for "The Boy and Bear" for Northland Shopping Center in Southfield, Michigan. Designed by Victor Gruen, Northland is one of the world's first shopping centers.

Studio assistant Molly Barth sits atop the plaster model of the bear for "The Boy and Bear"

Studio assistant Molly Barth sits atop the full-scale plaster model for "The Boy and Bear" for Northland Shopping Center in Southfield, Michigan. Designed by Victor Gruen, Northland is one of the world's first shopping centers.