15276588215b0e3945a5890
May 31 2018
John English of East Lansing was the first person to correctly identify the May 9 Eye for Design (below) as the “Grove Street parking structure near 54b District Court
15270515295b04f50954972
May 24 2018
Despite its location between two major thoroughfares, this property is difficult to locate, as it sits well back from Oakland Avenue and above East Saginaw. Visitors taking a detour along Prudden Street...
15258503315af2a0dbc4eca
May 10 2018
Stephen Dothage of Lansing was the first person to correctly identify the April 11 Eye for Design as 109 West Michigan Ave. in Lansing, adding that it “houses the Michigan Department of Health and...
15252429315ae95c33033ec
May 3 2018
Since this building was built in 1965, it carries the characteristics of its Midcentury Modern predecessors, expressing them in a more mature version of the era’s style that introduces regional influences...
150647734859cb05247cd23
Sept. 28 2017
Thank you for reading this City Pulse article. Help keep our pulse strong, click here to contribute to our award-winning news coverage.EYE CANDY OF THE WEEK233 E. Grand River Ave. (Potbelly Sandwich Shop)...
150586763659c1b7748cd6c
Sept. 21 2017
Eye for DesignEast Lansing Nancy and Michael Dunn of East Lansing were the first correct response to the Aug. 9 Eye for Design. The studded column capitals may be found at the entrance to Playmakers’...
150526685259b88ca40e43d
Sept. 14 2017
2121 S. Washington Ave. LansingThis home appears to be wellmaintained, apart from the obvious damage to the front porch caused by a broken limb. According to the reader who reported this home, the fallen...
150466642059af633410001
Sept. 7 2017
David C Hollister Lansing City Hall Lansing While diverse opinions have been offered about this building recently, few can deny that it stands as a superb example of Mid-Century Modernism. The main nine...
150405620659a6138ea393b
Aug. 31 2017
Eyesore of the WeekEyesore Revisited 6109 S. Cedar St. LansingThis property was featured as an (see below), in March 2015, following a reader tip. At that time, the owner had indicated his preference...
15028491115993a85719058
Aug. 17 2017
Tree Details East Lansing Responding to the recent winter ice storms, the Lansing Board of Water & Light has undertaken efforts to clear trees near power lines in East Lansing. Past storms have caused...
1502288262598b1986e3743
Aug. 10 2017
Despite the very public placement of the detail shown in the May 31 “Eye for Design,” no readers identified its location at the entrance to Morrill Plaza on Michigan State University’s...
150164051559813743b405e
Aug. 3 2017
617 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing This property was provided as a reader tip, with the added comment that it is just down the street from a recent Eye Candy. One can just make out the bottom of an upper...
15010359355977fd9f66e18
July 27 2017
408 E. Grand River Ave. Lansing Approaching this building from the west, one is immediately captured by Barbara Hranilovich’s colorful mural of an urban forest. The liveliness of the mural is carried...
1500473817596f69d9760c3
July 20 2017
EYE CANDY401 S. Capitol Ave. – Lansing Public Library The patterned cladding on this building, which serves as the downtown branch of the Capital Area District Libraries, brightens the streetscape...
149137040058e481a089ad8
April 5 2017
This International Style building was designed by Detroit architect Ralph R. Calder in 1956, incorporating such style-defining features as flat roofs and smooth wall planes. Although the main entrance...
149081285258dbffb49c278
March 29 2017
This building — owned by the Boji Group and scheduled to be replaced by a $12 million office and hotel complex — was a Howard Johnson’s motel. The back of the lot is scarred with broken...
149019624858d29718c5782
March 22 2017
The date of this edifice’s construction in 1953 is noted prominently on the cornerstone facing Grand River. However, the building’s dedication was postponed until October 1969. In accordance...
148894219658bf74742fd34
March 8 2017
Juliet Levy-Weston of Lansing was the first person to correctly identify the detail shown in the Jan. 25 "Eye for Design," which she may pick up at City Pulse. She said that the "red stone carved twigs...
148777368158ad9ff1c1402
Feb. 22 2017
When this location was featured as an Eyesore in April 2014, it was “vacant and boarded, its falling soffit precariously held up by the former restaurant’s mechanical equipment.” The...
148717130258a46ee66bf75
Feb. 15 2017
Architectural critics often divide their subjects into ‘capital A’ Architecture and ‘small a’ architecture. The former category includes famous museums, large monuments and examples...