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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cathedral Arches of the People Mover

The art in Detroit's People Mover stations is quite fascinating. This is Cadillac Square and the rounded arches makes one think of a cathedral. They are done in those incredible pewabic tiles that are indigenous to our city. The creator was Mary Chase Stratton and these greenish tiles were fired back in 1935. They had been held in storage for the Stroh Brewery, but since they did not use them, they were donated for the People Mover! The plaque depicts the arrival of Mme Cadillac in Detroit back in the early 1700's. It's on loan from the Detroit Art Institute.

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