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City Hall: 1907

City Hall: 1907

Lansing, Michigan, circa 1907. "City Hall." Where the time is I:XLIII, or XVII minutes to II. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Michigan Capitol construction

They are currently installing geothermal heat to the Capitol, and building a museum/visitor center. The construction has been ongoing for a couple years, slowed by Covid, but fingers crossed it will be complete in about a year.

Distracted information

I went to get a Google Earth view of the Lansing City Hall today and am including additional information that distracted me. The city hall is labeled in the upper right. It's much larger than was needed in 1907, plus it's all new and shiny. Then I got distracted by the construction on the capitol grounds. Looks like something is being built underground. But the front lawn is pristine green. Then I noticed there are five churches on the block just north of the capitol. The four labeled are Methodist, Christ Community, Catholic, and MICHOP. The one not labeled is Episcopal. Where I grew up a big Baptist church would occupy the MICHOP corner.

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Unknown growth

The clock is interesting but what is that growth on the building to the left? Intentional? Accidental?

[That's ivy, and it's horticultural. - Dave]

MCMLVIII: requiescat in pace

Spent its life - most of it anyway - in the shadow of the Michigan State Capitol (certainly figuratively and in the evening pehaps literally). Silver Medalist in the Most Impressive Building in Town contest is apparently no guarantee of survival.

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