"The Spirit of Detroit" Detroit Things to Do Tip by littlesam1
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The Spirit of Detroit is a city monument with a large bronze statue created by Marshall Fredericks and located at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was commissioned in 1955 for a cost of $58,000, and dedicated in 1958. In its left hand, the large seated figure holds a gilt bronze sphere emanating rays to symbolize God. In its right hand, is a family group symbolizing all human relationships. The 26-foot (7.9 m) sculpture was the largest cast bronze statue since the Renaissance when it was first installed. It was cast in Oslo, Norway.
I love to see memorials and statues when I visit a city. I was very impressed with The Spirit of Detroit. Its located at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center on Woodward Avenue. Its a large bronze statue and was the largest cast bronze statue since the days of the Renaissance when it was installed in 1858. It was designed by marshall Fredericks. Although its officially unnamed, the statue has an inscription from the book of 2 Corinthians, "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." So it has become known as the The Spirit of Detroit.
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