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Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture

in the Motor City Free Sample Coloring Pages

A detail from the ornate brass grille over the main entrance to the Fisher Building. It was designed by the famed Hungarian sculptor Géza Maróti and executed by Anthony DiLorenzo & Company.

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Fisher Building - 1928

3011 West Grand Boulevard

Mercury, the Roman god of Commerce, is often found on commercial buildings. However, it is unusual to find him rocking a hipster beard, as in this example. He is usually depicted clean-shaven, with a youthful aspect. This building was designed by Albert Kahn and the sculpture was created by Corrado Parducci.

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S. S. Kresge Headquarters - 1929

2727 Second Avenue

"Progress," by John Massey Rhind is fabricated of pressed copper over an iron frame, the same process used to make the Statue of Liberty. It is one of two sculptural groups and six pieces overall on this beautiful Beaux-Arts building.

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Old Wayne County Building - 1902

600 Randolph Street