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...
March 18 2015
For a town that calls itself a “City of the Arts,” it is particularly fitting that East Lansing’s public art is approachable. Along Grand River, two sculptures tell the mythological story...
March 4 2015
Although beautiful themselves, icicles indicate a critical, possibly detrimental condition. The constant series of winter freezes and thaws encourage the formation of large icicles. As evidenced by the...
Feb. 25 2015
Built in 1924, this building originally served as the headquarters for training the 1st Battalion, 119th Field Artillery. It accounts for one of the five armories designed by Ann Arbor architect Lynn W....
Feb. 18 2015
Property: 734 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos Owner: Lansing Mobile Homes LTD PTS, Southfield Assessed value: $253,000 The recently improved crosswalk in front of this building seems slightly absurd along...
Feb. 11 2015
Property: 4650 Meridian Road, Saint Katherine’s Chapel, Williamston The State of Michigan historical marker for this structure suggests that it was “the work of an unsophisticated country...
Feb. 4 2015
To be fair, this house is not excessively deteriorated. Although the trash scattered in the front yard has been removed, the scrubby shrubs and peeling paint remain. It would not be unfair to describe...
Jan. 28 2015
Leota and Talbert Adams were inspired to build this mid-century home while traveling abroad. During a flight over the Atlantic, they spied the shadow of their plane in the clouds below. Upon their return,...
Jan. 21 2015
Property: 5600 W. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing Owners: Beth and David Kallman Darius B. Moon, Lansing’s most prominent Victorian-era architect, is probably best known for his elaborate urban Queen...
Jan. 14 2015
Property: Unshoveled sidewalks, East Lansing Walkability is one of the fundamental principles of good urbanism. Urban-minded planners will employ straightforward designs in shaping our built environment...
Jan. 7 2015
Property: 1503 Turner Street, Lansing Owner: Pyramid Enterprise, East Lansing Assessed: $37,200 Along the first several blocks of Turner Street near Grand River, the streetscape is cohesive and lined...
Dec. 31 2014
This remarkable building has been in the possession of only three owners since its construction in 1920. The home exhibits all the features typical of the Colonial Revival style, from the strong symmetry...

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