Spirit of detroit
Spirit of Detroit
by Marshall Fredericks
The Spirit of Detroit is a city monument created by Marshall Fredericks and located at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center on Woodward Avenue in Detroit. It was commissioned in 1955 for a cost of $58,000 (equivalent to $510,616 today), and dedicated in 1958. In its left hand, the large seated figure holds a gilt bronze sphere emanating rays to symbolize God. The people in the figure's right hand are a family group. The 26-foot sculpture was the largest cast bronze statue since the Renaissance when it was first installed. It was cast in Oslo, Norway. Media: Bronze
Location Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Detroit Michigan, MI
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