Jim Scott: Class Clown of Detroit

Jim Scott was born wealthy, had a reputation as a gambler and prankster (once building just the front of a massive house to cheese off an annyoing neighbor), and left the city a huge gob of money for a fountain which still stands on Belle Isle, with the condition that they build a statue to him. Hidden History of Detroit has an entire chapter on Jim, entitled The Archbishop.

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