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Plasteline model of "Founding of Detroit" pylon for the Veterans Memorial Building

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Title

Plasteline model of "Founding of Detroit" pylon for the Veterans Memorial Building

Subject

Cadillac, Antoine Laumet de Lamothe, 1658-1730.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Pylons--Michigan--Detroit—1940-1950.
Richard, Gabriel, 1767-1832

Description

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.

"The Founding of Detroit" is one of the seven free-standing pylons 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 history of Detroit and the United States. "The Founding of Detroit' depicts French explorer Cadillac and Father Gabriel Richard.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 23 Folder 29

Date

n.d.

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

V-23-29

Format

image/jpeg

Type

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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