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This project documents the work of Corrado Parducci whose work graced almost every building during the 1920's building boom. Read more

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This project documents the work of Corrado Parducci whose work graced almost every building during the 1920's building boom.

Detroit, MI Documentary
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A Letter from the Director

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I'm Jack P. Johnson the director of "Corrado Parducci: the man who made Detroit Beautiful" and I'd like to thank everyone who has donated to our project. During his career Corrado Parducci created ornamentation which that adorned businesses, schools and churches in the Detroit area. As Detroit has changed many of these buildings have taken on a second life under new ownership unfortunately though many buildings have been abandoned or torn down. My background is in architectural photography and I have always been fascinated by the details of our buildings; this reflects our history and the prosperity that Detroit once enjoyed. 

If you live in the Detroit area you may be aware of a recent fire at the old Sanders Candy Headquarters in Highland Park. The architectural decorations on the building were created by Corrado Parducci and although still standing news reports have stated that the building will probably burn for a week due to the risk presented to firefighters if they enter the structure. This underscores one of the many reasons we have taken on this project namely to document the work of Corrado Parducci before it is lost. Attached is a short video showing the building before and during the fire.

Once again thank you for your support and if you know of others who may be interested in funding our project please send them link. 

 Sincerly Jack P. Johnson