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

Scarab Club

 
 
Scarab Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 3, 2015
1. Scarab Club Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1907, the Scarab Club is one of Michigan's oldest arts organizations. Originally called the Hopkin Club after Detroit marine painter Robert Hopkin, it was renamed in 1913. The scarab, an Egyptian symbol of rebirth, represents the clubs commitment to the perpetual renewal of the arts in Detroit. Lancelot Sukert of Detroit designed the clubhouse, which opened on October 5, 1928. The exterior exhibits a Northern Renaissance Revival influence and features the club logo in Pewabic tile. The interior which houses studios, galleries and classrooms, reflects the Arts and Crafts style. The lounge ceiling beams bear autographs of prominent artists including John Sloan, Diego Rivera, Marcel Duchamp and Norman Rockwell.
 
Erected 1999 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L332.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 21.565′ N, 83° 3.773′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Farnsworth Street and John R Street, on the left when traveling east on Farnsworth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 Farnsworth Street, Detroit MI 48202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Scarab Club image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 3, 2015
2. Scarab Club
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Pauli Scherer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis College of Business (approx. 0.2 miles away); Omega Psi Phi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Lang Freer House / Merrill-Palmer Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Detroit Association of Women's Clubs (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Congregational Church of Detroit (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wayne State University (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  The Scarab Club. (Submitted on June 23, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
National Register of Historic Places plaque image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 3, 2015
3. National Register of Historic Places plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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