Scott Fountain, Belle Isle

The Scott Fountain is an expanse of marble, pottery, and bronzework on the western end of Belle Isle in Detroit.  It honors James Scott, "a loafer and a gambler," who left his $500,000 estate to the city under the condition that this fountain be built -- with a life size statue of himself overlooking it.

Controversially, the city went ahead with it.  The design included some Pewabic pottery work.


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