A surrogate bears the fate the first Scott House avoided
March 15 2017
In retrospect, it’s amazing that Lansing’s Scott House made it all the way to a wintry Monday morning two days ago, when its demolition began to make room for a Board of Water & Light substation
The Crafted Bean / Golden Harvest
Feb. 8 2017
“I’ve got entrepreneurial disease — my brain never stops working,” Hartig deadpanned. “People have been using grass-fed butter in coffee for a little while now, but I saw...
MSU band leader Madden cited for sexual harassment
Feb. 8 2017
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Feb. 20 last year, Spartan Marching Band Director John Madden texted a female band member who had participated in an annual band event called “The Huddle” the night...
Nov. 30 2016
The structure below was our eyesore back in October 2014. At that time, it was noted that there was significant wood rot and that a restoration of the signage on one face of the structure had been poorly...
Nov. 23 2016
Recent architectural theory provides direction toward shaping a structure by accounting for a series of building contexts. One factor, Context of Purpose, considers whether a building’s appearance...
Oct. 26 2016
While this block enjoys significant urban cohesiveness, its troubles are not limited to the buildings. The dedicated bicycle lane helps, but rapid, one-way automobile traffic along this stretch of Saginaw...
Holden-Reid Clothiers / Green Dot Stables /Zaytoon Holt
Oct. 19 2016
Now here’s a sign you don’t see that often: “Quitting Business Sale.” In an era where Internet retail is putting the hurt on independent brick-andmortar stores, you’re more...
Oct. 12 2016
Designed by the father and son team of Lee and Kenneth Black, the sanctuary of this church was constructed in 1954. The building was expanded with a flat-roofed 1961 addition that enveloped the original...
Lansing Maker Week highlights builders, entrepreneurs, innovators
Oct. 5 2016
Cloudy skies cast a foreboding shadow over Okemos Saturday morning, but that didn’t dampen the spirits inside the Meridian Mall, where children gathered to learn about robotics, 3D printing, hacking...
Sept. 28 2016
Six years ago, Lansing Community College, the Allen Neighborhood Center and the Ingham County Lank Bank announced they would join hands to save this home, built in 1922, and another a few doors away as...
Sept. 21 2016
Taking its name from the use of the ancient architectural orders, the Neo-Classical Revival style traces its immediate origins to the extensive classical themes found in the pavilions at the 1893 World’s...
Aug. 31 2016
For visitors approaching from the west along Grand River, this building housing Tavern 109 appears to sit in the middle of the avenue. An irregularity in the city plan, possibly following a bend in the...
Aug. 17 2016
Gertrude Stein is credited with coining the phrase “There is no there, there” to describe the pervasive anonymity of our built environment. This state of "placelessness" is frequently used...
Aug. 3 2016
The “Grove” from which this home’s street takes its name refers to a wooded area within the College Grove subdivision that was originally to be preserved as park. The subdivision was...
July 20 2016
The odd asymmetrical roof and the siding changes along the wall to the left of the porch suggest that this building has seen several alterations since its construction in the early 1920s. More recently,...
July 6 2016
This house sits on a broad residential lot behind a circular drive that leads to a deep cathedral-ceilinged portico. Custom designed louvered copper lanterns flank the entry steps. A cascade of telescoping...
June 22 2016
This sign faces the southbound lane of Capitol City Boulevard, seen as one departs the Capital Region International Airport. For reasons of practicality and safety, most airports are located in wide open...
June 15 2016
This building and its mirror image seen at the right edge of the photo form bookends that will eventually frame an entrance to this long-term development on the east side of Lansing. Designer-builder Dave...
June 8 2016
This property was featured as an Eyesore in, 2009 (http://lansingcitypulse.com/article- 3521-eyesore-of-the-week.html and its neglected conditions remain much the same. The broken windows noted then are...
May 25 2016
To begin, the name of this house is pronounced "coals," like the lumps found in the Christmas stockings of naughty children. Designed by architect J. J. Scott of Toledo, the building was one of 11 houses...

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