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Dexter M. Ferry,Jr., Relief, [Bronze]

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Title

Dexter M. Ferry,Jr., Relief, [Bronze]

Subject

Figure sculpture, American--20th century

Description

Bronze portrait relief in wood frame crate. The text on the relief is "Dexter M Ferry Jr Business and Civic Leader Philanthropist and Patron of the Arts".

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1957

Rights

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

Type

Sculpture

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

35.25" x 36.25" x 2"

Materials

Plaster

Catalog Number

1994.094

Object Location

Storage Room B - T

Provenance

05/26/1994 gifted to MFSM

Notes

From Wiesbaden

Dexter Mason Ferry, Jr. (b. November 22, 1873, Detroit, Michigan - d. 1959, Grosse Pointe, Michigan) was an American politician from Michigan.

He was the son of Dexter and Addie (Miller) Ferry and married Jeannette Hawkins in 1907. The Ferrel resided in both Detroit and Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Dexter M. Ferry died in 1959, aged 85, and was interred at Woodenware Cemetery, Detroit.

Dexter M. Ferry Elementary School was named after him. The school building still stands on Palmer just south of old Politian. Closed in 2005 after money was spent by the Detroit Board of Education to renovate the school in 2004.

Ferry Cooperative House at Vassar College was named after him. It was built by renowned Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer and opened in 1951. Many of Ferry's female relatives attended Vassar.

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