Aug. 26 2015
Property: 323 N. Sycamore St., Lansing Owner: Ingham County Land Bank While this house needs significant repair, it is ideally located on a street composed of beautiful homes. No doubt, its continued...
Aug. 19 2015
Property: 533 S. Grand Ave., Lansing This building, which marks the west entrance to the Cherry Hill Historic District, is associated with two historically significant individuals. The first, Alvin...
Aug. 12 2015
Property: 2222 Grand River Ave. Okemos This building was featured as an Eyesore in July 2012. At that time, the front elevation was nearly covered “by rampantly overgrown shrubs...
Aug. 5 2015
Property: 368 Orchard St., East Lansing Owner: City of East Lansing This Colonial Revival structure was designed by East Lansing architect Harold Childs. When it was constructed in the 1930s, this...
July 22 2015
Author and celebrity chef Alton Brown often discusses the pointlessness of collecting kitchen utensils that are limited to one function. While he admits that a fire extinguisher is a notable exception,...
July 15 2015
Property: 119 S. Magnolia Ave. Magnolia Street Substation Lansing Located within the yellow brick walls of this simple building, the industrial equipment used by the Lansing Board of Water & Light transforms...
July 8 2015
Property: 114 Clare St. Lansing Charter Township Granted, this building is not located in the most visible or well-travelled precinct. However, the light industrial atmosphere of the area does not excuse...
July 1 2015
Property: Chittenden Hall East Lansing Located on MSU’s Laboratory Row, this building was constructed in 1901 for the State Agricultural College dairy plant. At that time, the pair of doors located...
June 24 2015
Property: 925 W. Lapeer St. Lansing Owner: Ingham Co. Land Bank Unlike many eyesores, this building and site are well kept. However, the building itself has succumbed to a series of unfortunate alterations...
June 17 2015
The end of the school year and the approach of summer invariably bring an increase in bicycle traffic, including commuters seeking a healthier substitute to driving and residents looking for alternate...
June 3 2015
Property: 1701 Turner St., Lansing Owner: James V. Ward Jr. Efforts to contact the owner were unsuccessful Looking beyond the weedy pavement and the board-covered windows, this building is located...
May 27 2015
This building, like the neighborhood surrounding it, takes its name from horticulturalist Liberty Hyde Bailey. Born in South Haven, Bailey graduated from the Michigan Agricultural College in 1882 and later...
May 20 2015
Looking beyond the obvious problems caused by the vegetation that has enveloped this simple house, it seems to be sited particularly close to the busy public way. The east-facing front porch would make...
May 13 2015
Property: 107 W. Riverside St. Williamston Owners: Paula and Ken Zichi Oops: City Pulse mislabeled this eyecandy as an eyesore last week, for which we deserve a black eye. When originally constructed,...
April 29 2015
When originally constructed, the house was a simple gabled building. However, in the 1980s it underwent a spectacular makeover, when it was converted into this confident Tudor
April 22 2015
Property: 1022 E. Kalamazoo St. Lansing Owner: David and Wendy Moncada, unavailable for comment Although it is red tagged and boarded up, this simple house appears to be in reasonable shape. A few...
April 15 2015
Property: 221 W. Saginaw St. Lansing Although this structure (which is for sale for $279,000) is used as a law office, it was constructed at the turn of the 19th century as a church. Its strong siting...
April 8 2015
Property: 2221 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing Owner: Ingham Co. Land Bank This building exhibits great potential as a neighborhood resource and invites the public to offer suggestions regarding its continued...
April 1 2015
Property: Broad Museum of Art East Lansing This imposing edifice is sited at the eastern approach to Michigan State University’s campus, where it provides a simple welcome in familiar architectural...
March 25 2015
Property: 6109 S. Cedar St., Lansing Owner: Abraham Cedar Miller LLC Traveling north from Holt or I-96 along Cedar Street, motorists will be greeted by this neglected building at the corner of Miller...

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