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Catalog Number 1947.135.002
Object Name Booklet
Title Monument to Be Erected by the People to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Founding of Detroit
Scope & Content Booklet describing a proposed "Monument to Be Erected by the People to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Founding of Detroit," copyright Henry Russel 1900. The monument was to be a Doric column twenty-four feet in diameter and two hundred twenty feet high, and was to stand "upon a site reclaimed from the river at the lower end of Belle Isle Park." The booklet features a several page description of the monument and the reasons why it was being proposed, and also solicits funds for the construction of the project, which was estimated to cost one million dollars. A color illustration of the proposed monument can be found on the verso of the first page. Also located in the booklet is a list of the members of the Detroit Bicentennial Memorial committee. The last sheet is a perforated sheet containing instructions for subscribing and sending funds to the committee.
Date 1900
People Russell, Henry
Extent of Description 6.75" x 7.5"
12 pages
Collection Detroit Anniversaries
Search Terms Belle Isle
Detroit Bi-Centenary
Detroit Bicentennial Memorial
Detroit Photographic Co.
Art Nouveau
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