Getting into the Spirit

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This beautiful city monument created by Marshall Fredericks is located on Woodward Ave. and was commissioned in 1955 for $58K (about $444K today) and dedicated on September 23, 1958. The figure holds a gilt bronze sphere emanating rays to symbolize God and in the right hand, a family group symbolizing all human relationships. He’s a big boy at 16 feet tall and weighing 9 tons. The recently restored statue will have it’s unveiling today on it’s 50th anniversary.

Photo: Flickr/resedabear

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