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Archive for October 24th, 2005

Lansing History

Monday, October 24th, 2005

A few weekends ago I was downtown Lansing at the LCC (Lansing Community College) campus on a sunny Saturday. I took a few larger-than-usual photos that day.

These photos are on Capitol Avenue, literally a block or two from the State Capitol of Michigan. The building was built in 1891, a very old building for this part of the country. It was renovated by LCC sometime after they purchased it, in the last half of the 1900s.
This building is only part of the beautiful proof of the fine design work of architect Darius Moon, who was perhaps the most prominent Lansing-area architect of that time (at least he is the only one that keeps coming up when I pay attention to local buildings). When I lived in Williamston, there was a wonderful Darius Moon house near the railroad tracks, with the best porch railing I’ve ever seen.

Here is a side view of the house and its historical marker, and a detail of the fine woodwork above the front door.