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Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Spirit of Detroit

 
 
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By R. C., May 3, 2011
1. Spirit of Detroit Marker
Inscription. The inscription on the symbol wall is from II Corinthians, 3:17 "Now the Lord is that spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

The sculpture by Marshall Fredericks was designed to continue the thought conveyed by the inscription and reflects in its conception the spirit underlying all human ideals - The relationship of God to Man.

The main figure represents the spirit of man. In his left hand he holds a symbol of God, and in his right hand, a family group: Father, mother, and child. The artist expresses the concept that God, through the spirit of man, is manifested in the family, the noblest human relationship.
 
Location. 42° 19.756′ N, 83° 2.676′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Woodward Avenue just north of East Jefferson Avenue (Michigan Highway 10), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Detroit MI 48226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stearns Telephone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); University of Michigania (about 600 feet away); U.S. Topographical Engineers (about 700 feet away); Mariners' Church
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By R. C., May 3, 2011
2. Spirit of Detroit
(about 700 feet away); Ford Building (about 700 feet away); Shrine Circus (about 700 feet away); The Salvation Army (about 700 feet away); The Landing of Cadillac / Le débarquement de Cadillac (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  Marshall Fredericks - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Spirit of Detroit image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 3, 2011
3. Spirit of Detroit
Detail view of the "Spirit of Detroit" statue with the Great Seals of Michigan and Wayne County behind the statue.
Spirit of Detroit Right Hand image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 3, 2011
4. Spirit of Detroit Right Hand
A family group: Father, mother, and child. The artist expresses the concept that God, through the spirit of man, is manifested in the family, the noblest human relationship.
Spirit of Detroit Left Hand image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 3, 2011
5. Spirit of Detroit Left Hand
The left hand holds a symbol of God.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 855 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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