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Angie Starr

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Free program to celebrate Spirit  of Detroit sculpture’s anniversary September 21, 2018.

The Detroit -Wayne Joint Building Authority is celebrating the 60th anniversary of  the dedication of the Spirit of Detroit sculpture.

A free program is scheduled Friday, Sept. 21 at the sculpture outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in downtown Detroit.

The sculpture by artist Marshall  Fredericks  was commissioned in 1955.  The bronze cast made in Norway and shipped to Detroit where the 26 -foot-tall (7.9-meter – tall) sculpture was dedicated in September 1958. 

About $170,000 in restoration improvements were made to the sculpture in time for it’s 50th anniversary.

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