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Watch The Story Of The Spirit Of Detroit From 1959

Step back in history and take few minutes to watch the story of one of Detroit’s most iconic statues. The Detroit Historical Society released this short video about the making of the Marshall Fredrick statue. The Spirit of Detroit has become one of Detroit’s most beloved sculptures over the past fifty-plus years. As the narrator says, “it serves as a reminder that the spirit of Detroit will endure forever.” In 1955 Fredrick was commissioned by the Detroit/Wayne Joint Building Authority to...

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