Two in a Million
by Jeff Adams
Sculpture honoring Walter and Grace Fredenhagen, former owners of a downtown ice cream shop.
Title: Two in a Million
Artist: Jeff Adams
Location: Between Chicago Ave. and Aurora Ave. on Washington St. at Fredenhagen Park
Installation Date: 2005
Description: Sculpture honoring Walter and Grace Fredenhagen, former owners of a downtown ice cream shop.
Plaque Text: Walter and Grace Fredenhagen, visionaries in business and community and creators of "one in a million" milkshakes, are depicted in these bronze sculptures. Walter owned and operated Prince Castles and Cock Robin ice cream shops from 1931-1993, laying the foundation for fast-food giants. Here, Walter and his wife, who worked together in the family business, are looking toward the park which is located on the site of their ice cream factory and first retail shop. Grace was also instrumental in restoring and furnishing the Martin Mitchell Mansion and acquiring the land that is now the Edward Hospital campus.
Plaque Courtesy Of: Stephen J. Subach, Sr.