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Mikem
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Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 6:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I posted a few pictures of a Hamtramck public housing complex in a thread last spring:
https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/messages/36206/42859.html

I drove by today and noticed the details around the office entrance for the first time. Can Carptrash give us a verdict on these:

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Mikem
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Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2006 - 9:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oops, one more:



There's another too, but it's hidden behind a trashcan/ashtray.
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Carptrash
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice find MMMMMMM:
I just found this thread - and will suggest "attributed to CP" status for now. A date on the building and/or an architect might help zero in a bit more. I'm off to the carpchives in the meanwhile.

(Message edited by carptrash on January 08, 2006)
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Carptrash
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 1:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I found the date in the other thread [thanks for the link] but looked in my database and it didn't help all that much.
Samuel Cashwan is another sculptor who was in Detroit at that time and who did this sort of work. Cashwan was head of the sculpture portion of the Federal Art Project, so since this was possibly a federal project, he might have been involved. Though they do have a very CP look to them. To me.
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Mpow
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 2:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the door is so muddled...
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Mikem
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 5:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks eeeeekkkk!
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 6:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can we rule out Marshall Fredericks? A couple of them definitly don't look like his, but then a couple do.
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Carptrash
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 9:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well it's never good to rule anyone out right out-of-hand, . . ... so I checked the Fredericks book - which is much more complete than anything on either CP or Cashwan and there is no mention of it.

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