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"Windmill Point” was painted by renowned marine and landscape artist Robert B. Hopkin (1832 - 1909) in approximately 1893. The old windmill is purported to have been located on Lake St. Clair nearby the current Tompkins Center. The original painting has been owned by the Prismatic Club of Detroit since the early 1930’s. The Prismatic Club is a men’s literary society that is currently celebrating their Sesquicentennial Year with a series of events, including a year-long exhibition at the Detroit Historical Museum, starting in September. The original hangs in their clubhouse, a Victorian building in the Midtown area.The original, about twice the size of this print, was fully restored in 2013 with a gift from A. Paul and Carol C. Schaap in exchange for a license to make 2 very high quality giclee prints; one hangs in the foyer of their nearby home on Windmill Pointe Drive, and the second has now been gifted by the Schaaps to the City of Grosse Pointe Park for display in the Tompkins Center. The restoration was undertaken by Kenneth Katz’s Conservation & Museum Services studio in Detroit. The entire process was facilitated by David M. Coleman, former Wayne State University colleague of Paul Schaap and long-term Secretary of the Prismatic Club.