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Thursday, June 2,2011

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201 Lathrop St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer ' the best time of year to enjoy a truly American architectural form: the front porch. The front porch was popularized during the century following the Civil War. Porches are an outside room, an extension of the house where people congregate and interact with passersby.
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Wednesday, May 25,2011

Eyesore of the week

708 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 708 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing Owner: James Hornberger Jr. Assessed value: $22,000 Owner says: Demolition is coming Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: The word is, this lovely little bungalow at 708 N. Pennsylvania Ave. will soon be a victim of the wrecking ball.
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Thursday, May 19,2011

Eye candy of the week

215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Eye candy of the week Property: 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing Owner: Central United Methodist Church Assessed value: $0 Misconceived notions can have damaging effects. In the name of energy efficiency, people are quick to replace irreplaceable windows on historic buildings at the expense of both the architecture and the environment.
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Wednesday, May 11,2011

Eyesore of the week

534 S. Magnolia Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 534 S. Magnolia Ave., Lansing Assessed value: $19,500 Owner: Richard Arrington Taxpayer: Thomas Arrington Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It’s so good to see a possible renovation may be underway at 534 S.
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Thursday, May 5,2011

Eye candy! of the week

204 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Soaring a half-story above its neighbors at 204 E. Grand River Ave. in Old Town, this red-brick gem is hard to miss. With highly decorative masonry and intricate detailing, this Romanesque revival style building oozes 19th-century charm and is one of Lansing’s architectural masterpieces.
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Wednesday, April 27,2011

Eyesore of the week

Red Cedar Golf Course “club house,” 203 S. Clippert St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: Red Cedar Golf Course “club house,” 203 S. Clippert St., Lansing Owner: City of Lansing Assessed value: Unknown Owner says: “Planning alternative uses for the park ' club house could possibly once again play a supporting role.
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Wednesday, April 20,2011

Eye candy! of the week

Goetsch-Winkler House, 2410 Hulett Road, Okemos

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Have you ever heard that strange and wondrous-sounding word, “Usonion?” I’d be surprised if you did. But it is much more likely you’ve heard of Frank Lloyd Wright. You might even know of a couple Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Okemos, like the Goetsch-Winkler House ' a Usonian ' at 2410 Hulett Road.
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

Eyesore of the week

1407 Pontiac St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
There is no denying that the public view of a building is important. It’s the reason that the greatest amount of aesthetic and monetary effort is put into the facade. But buildings visible from two streets ' like 1407 Pontiac St.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

Eye candy! of the week

Property: Former Lansing Board of Water and Light substation, Valley Court Park, East Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
In the 19th century, it was common practice to move a building ' sometimes more than once ' from one place to another. It was ordinary to see a building sliced in parts and moved piece by piece to a new site. Although less common in the latter half of the 20th century, it’s still used today for saving buildings of historic significance.
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Thursday, March 31,2011

Eyesore of the week

120 W. Church St., Williamston

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 120 W. Church St., Williamston Owner: Stanley and Margaretta Freburg Assessed value: $61,300 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This address boasts one of the most amazing bay windows in the Lansing area.
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