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By Jennifer Baross
$4,664 pledged of $8,881 goal

An afternoon of filming...

For those of you in Detroit, you know that today's weather was just plain FANTASTIC! (These 100 degree days are starting to get to me!) 

So what better way to spend the day, but to film some Parducci footage for you. Our first stop was Fordson High School in Dearborn. It's a beautiful Neo-Tudor building which sits on the northwest corner of Schaefer and Ford Roads. It's massive footprint is pretty impressive. 

The next stop we headed downtown and found ourselves at the David Stott Building on Griswold. Parducci's contribution here are the beautiful details above the entry in bronze and rainbow granite. 

Here's an image of the Wilson Theatre, now known as Music Hall. It was built by William Kapp for Matilda Dodge Wilson. Parducci designed the large comedy and tragedy faces in Terra Cotta near the top of the building. Kapp worked on many commissions with Parducci. (More locations to come!) 

Our last stop was on Belle Isle - the flagpole near the soccer field. This has an interesting story that the Detroit Rotary had wanted to have a flagpole and they wanted to award Sam Cashwan the commission. Albert Kahn wanted Parducci to do it, so Sam ended up doing the figure and Parducci designed the rest. 

Thanks again for your contributions. We're getting down to the last seven days, and we still have quite a bit of money to raise. I've been in touch with more and more of Parducci's family members, and I'm getting very excited about the film! Please consider spreading the word to those who might be interested. 

Best, Jennifer

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