Waymark Code: WM83B5
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac
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.
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.
(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.
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