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  • Corrado Parducci in Downtown Detroit

    Take a closer look at some of sculptor, Corrado Parducci's best work in downtown Detroit

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  • Standard Savings & Loan

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    Note Parducci's metal grill above the main entrance.The griffon, a mythical creature that guards precious treasure, often adorns bank architecture.

  • Guardian Building

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    Among Parducci's many contributions to this extravagant Art Deco gem, are the Native American figures representing Safety and Security.

  • Buhl Building

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    Parducci's gothic sculptures include the keystone above the main entrance that features Mercury, the god of Commerce.

  • Bankers Trust Company Building

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    This ornate bank building is covered in Parducci's work, including this prickly stone thistle that symbolizes protection.

  • Penobscot Buiding

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    Here, Parducci incorporated Native American motifs with figures wearing elaborate headdresses, eagles, and symbols representing sun worship.

  • Security Trust Company Building

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    Albert Kahn hired Parducci to create sculptures of classical nature scenes for this Beaux Arts - style bank.

  • First State Bank Building

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    Walk next door to find another Albert Kahn bank featuring a collection of Greek animals, people and foliage.

  • Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse

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    Parducci's sculptures and medallions representing various government symbols stand out prominently against this Art Deco building's smooth limestone exterior.

  • St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church

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    Church

    Parducci's work animates this Romanesque church's facade. Look closely at the panels above each door for beautiful ecclesiastical scenes.

  • David Stott Building

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    This dramatic red brick tower sits atop a granite and limestone base, made all the more dynamic by Parducci's designs at the main entrance and elevator lobby.

  • Detroit Public Library - Skillman Branch

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    This modern classical library building features reliefs by Parducci that symbolize knowledge.

  • Music Hall Center For The Performing Arts

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    Music Venue

    Look up to see Parducci figures representing tragedy and comedy, positioned against a tile backdrop.