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James Scott Memorial Fountain

Identification

James Scott Memorial Fountain
Scott Fountain
248990

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Structure in General

fountain
existing [completed]
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commemoration

Facts

  • Upon his death in 1910, James Scott, an infamous Detroit socialite, left $500,000 to fund a life-sized statue of himself as well as a fountain.
  • The fountain is constructed of white marble from Vermont, and has 109 water outlets.
  • This fountain lies at the eastern head of Belle Isle offering excellent views of the Detroit skyline.
  • The outer pool has a diameter of 112 feet, and is lined with Pewabic Pottery tiles, a famous locally-based decorative tile company.

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Location

Fountain Drive, Belle Isle
48207
Belle Isle
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1925
$1,000,000

Involved Companies

Cass Gilbert
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