Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac - Detroit, Michigan
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rattrak
N 42° 19.627 W 083° 02.622
17T E 331611 N 4688119
Quick Description: Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac is found in Hart Plaza, about halfway between Jefferson Avenue and the Detroit River.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2010 8:02:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM83B5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
Views: 14

Long Description:

Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac
Is outlined well on the SIRIS site, a portion is used below.
Description:
A portrait of Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac depicted as he first stepped foot on the soil that would become Detroit. He wears his French soldiers uniform and holds a flag featuring the symbol of France, the fleur-de-lis, in his right hand. The sculpture is flanked by a Detroit Tricentennial plaque titled "The Cadillac Convoy" listing the men who were with Cadillac when he landed, and another plaque titled "The Landing of Cadillac" designating the sculpture as a registered Michigan historic site.
Remarks:
The sculpture was a gift from the French-American Chamber of Commerce in honor of the Detroit 300 Tricentennial celebration. The sculpture was chosen by a committee which included representatives of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, the City of Detroit, the Detroit Historical Society, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Detroit 300 Tricentennial Committee.

Inscription:
(On base plaque:) Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac 1658-1730 Founder of the City of Detroit Dedicated July 24, 2001 In commemoration of the tricentennial of his arrival. Sculptors William Kieffer and Ann Feeley A gift to the people of the French-American Chamber of Commerce Auto Chassis International-Burelle Dessault Systemes -Delmia -Faurecia Hutchinson Jean-Pierre Kemper -Bruno Marko -Sescoi Sofanou -Valeo Arcadis Giffels-; Barton Malo Detroit Recreation Department.

TITLE: Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac

ARTIST(S): William Kieffer, sculptor. Ann Feeley, sculptor. Tallix, founder.

DATE: Dedicated June 24, 2001

MEDIUM: Bronze

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 78000025

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
In Hart Plaza, about halfway between Jefferson Avenue and the Detroit River, downtown Detroit.


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
This is in very nice condition and was found as listed.


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