Property: Cherry Hill kiosk, Lansing

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 executed by a “presumably well-meaning individual.”

Recently, the kiosk (above) has seen a well-deserved transformation executed by the Cherry hill Neighborhood Association, allowing it to stand again on Grand Avenue as a suitable marker for neighborhood. The new structure is a combination of reused and new, synthetic materials.

Beyond the obvious improvements brought by the repairs, one additional noteworthy change includes the treatment of the east elevation. New text offers a brief history of this section of the city, with its gracious, historic housing stock and industrial legacy. The marker defines an obvious entry for automotive traffic and provides a history lesson for pedestrians.

“Eyesore of the Week” is our look at some of the seedier properties in Lansing. It rotates each week with Eye Candy of the Week. If you have a suggestion, please e-mail or call Berl Schwartz at 999-5061.