Property: East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing

Owner: East Lansing Public Library

Assessed value: $0

Imagine designing a public library for a college town in the early 1960s. Fifty-two years later, the building is still in full use and the library staff cites a handheld piece of technology as an essential tool in maintaining the library’s — and the building’s — relevance: the iPad.

At the cutting edge of design in the mid-century, the visionaries at local architecture firm Mason, Jackson and Kane would be thrilled to see today’s technology advance the aging building.