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Veterans' Memorial Building

 
 
Veterans' Memorial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 3, 2011
1. Veterans' Memorial Building Marker
Inscription.  The Veterans Memorial Building, completed in 1950, stands as a monument to those Detroiters who gave their lives and services in war for our country. It was the first of the civic center’s buildings to be erected. The soaring carved marble eagle adorning the building’s north facade is the work of renowned Michigan sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks and symbolizes peace, valor, goodwill and victory.

Six Vermont marble pylons, located west of the building, are incised with reliefs illustrating 350 years of Detroit military activity. a seventh “Peace Pylon” symbolizes hope and faith in the future and gratitude for victory and peace.

The pillars and bronze eagle are also the work of Marshall M. Fredericks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
 
Location. 42° 19.616′ N, 83° 2.737′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on 151 West Jefferson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Detroit MI 48226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ford Motor Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Detroit River Heritage
Veterans' Memorial Building (Now the UAW-Ford National Programs Bldg.) image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 3, 2011
2. Veterans' Memorial Building (Now the UAW-Ford National Programs Bldg.)
Marker is in lower courtyard to the left of the building.
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(about 400 feet away); The Gateway to Freedom (about 500 feet away); The Cadillac Convoy / Le Convoi de Cadillac (about 500 feet away); The Landing of Cadillac / Le débarquement de Cadillac (about 500 feet away); Fort Pontchartrain (about 600 feet away); Spirit of Detroit (approx. 0.2 miles away); James A. Bailey (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Veterans' Memorial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 3, 2011
3. Veterans' Memorial Building Marker
Bust of President Abraham Lincoln in Plaza Near Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 3, 2011
4. Bust of President Abraham Lincoln in Plaza Near Marker
Unfortunately, President Lincoln appears to have had some nasal difficulties.
Veterans' Memorial Building Plaque on Bust of President Lincoln image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
5. Veterans' Memorial Building Plaque on Bust of President Lincoln
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 9, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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