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Sunday, December 12,2010

Eye Candy! of the week

Eaton County Courthouse, 100 W. Lawrence St., Charlotte

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Looking to take a trip during the holidays without breaking the bank? Why not partake in the latest trend of a day-long vacation, affectionately known as a “daycation?” Twenty minutes southwest of Lansing, Charlotte is home to a 19th century courthouse that is an architectural landmark worthy of a visit.
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Friday, December 3,2010

Eyesore of the week

811 Bement St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Barn, shed, Quonset hut, privy ' call it what you like, these structures like the small metal building accompanying the petite early 20th century house in the Hosmer Neighborhood at 811 Bement Street are simply outbuildings.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Eye candy! of the week

5814 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Are you familiar with 5814 S. Pennsylvania Ave.? As a kind of typical, nondescript large south Lansing retail space, you might remember it as the building that housed the former Ollie Fretter Home Appliance Store. It still looks pretty much the same these days ' or does it? Let’s take a closer look.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

Eyesore of the week

1326 N. Chestnut St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Neglected garage doors diminish the overall attractiveness of this early 20th century house. Everyone thinks garage doors are no big deal. All too often, people choose doors that are fairly commonplace.
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Thursday, November 11,2010

Eye candy! Of the week

7051 W. Eaton Highway

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
With housing values unlikely to increase in the near term, why not invest in energy-saving measures that not only reduce your energy bills but also make you money? Lansing resident Pat Ballentine has provided us with an inspiring example of how sustainable design can be a wise investment for your pocket book and the environment.
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Friday, November 5,2010

Eyesore of the week

1542 N. High St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Address: 1542 N. High St., Lansing Owner: Wanda Lester Assessed value: $28,300 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: A damaged roof detracts from the beauty of this craftsman style house.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

Eye candy! of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Few, very few, Americans live in architectdesigned homes. In fact, architects design less than 2 percent of American homes. You can understand why Addiann Hinds could hardly believe her luck when presented with the opportunity to buy an architect-designed home overlooking the Red Cedar River near Potter Park.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

Eyesore of the week

1245 N. Larch Street, Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Original Hot ‘n Now buildings are becoming an incredibly rare find. Although most have been torn down, a shuttered one located at the corner of Larch and Liberty streets seems to have escaped demolition, patiently waiting for someone to do something with it.
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Wednesday, September 22,2010

EYE CANDY! OF THE WEEK

Capital Area District Library

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: Capital Area District Library (Downtown), Lansing Every community has a library, the lucky ones have several, but how often do we really take the time to appreciate the buildings? Lansing is blessed with a library that is an architectural landmark designed by local modernist architect Kenneth C.
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Wednesday, September 15,2010

Eyesore of the week

413 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 413 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing Owner: Ingham County Land Bank Fast Track Authority Assessed: $27,000 Owner says: It’s coming down Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Look closely. Obscured by the heavily boarded-up face of 413 S.
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