Woodward Avenue - Spirit of Detroit - Detroit, Michigan.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 42° 19.754 W 083° 02.680
17T E 331537 N 4688356
Quick Description: The Spirit of Detroit is a large bronze statue created by Marshall Fredericks and located alongside North bound Woodward Avenue, Near its Southern Terminus at Hart Plaza, in Detroit, Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 2:48:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMM48P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
Woodward Avenue (M-1) - Automotive Heritage Trail - All American Road • Michigan. Just 27 miles long can be driven in an hour but It took me 2 days to enjoy some of the attractions.

"If Broadway = Theatre and Rodeo Drive = High Fashion and Jewellery, then Woodward = the Automobile. The Motor City, and in particular, Woodward Avenue, put the world on wheels. America's automobile heritage is represented along this byway in famed industrial complexes, office buildings, residential mansions, world-renowned museums, and cultural institutions." Text Source: (visit link)

"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 (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 (7.9 m) sculpture was the largest cast bronze statue since the Renaissance when it was first installed. It was cast in Oslo, Norway" text Source: (visit link)
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Woodward Avenue (M-1)

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