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Wednesday, January 22,2014

Eyesore of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
According to a reader, this house was damaged in a fire and has been in poor condition since 2010. The recent state of the economy cannot have been helpful in hastening the home’s return to normal use. This home — indeed, the entire block — demonstrates the Minimal Traditional style, typical of post-war, working-class homes.
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Wednesday, January 15,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Located in Old Town, this unassuming structure has an equally humble beginning. The building is narrow, measuring a mere 17 feet wide, and sits adjacent to the Pennsylvania Lines railway. It was constructed in 1915 in response to repeated public requests for a public restroom in North Lansing.
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Thursday, January 9,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Given the wide variety of architecture in greater Lansing, a vacant lot is not a likely Eye Candy subject. However, considering the building that had been at this site, the decision to remove it provided a marked improvement.
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: Horticultural Laboratory Building (Eustace-Cole Hall), 468 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing Owner: Michigan State University A short walk along MSU’s West Circle Drive rewards admirers of traditional architecture. There, a string of buildings referred to as Laboratory R...
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

Eye Candy of the Week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
With the filing of an application to demolish this striking building, little time remains to enjoy it before it is razed. The house was constructed in 1928 as a convent for St. Casimir’s Catholic Church. Located in the Moore’s Park Neighborhood of Lansing, the building sits immediately south of the church’s main campus on Sparrow Avenue.
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Wednesday, November 27,2013

Eye Candy of the Week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: Red Cedar Friends Meeting House, 1400 Turner St., Lansing Owner: Red Cedar Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Assessed value: $0 During the initial stages of this building’s design, architect Tim Mrozowski, AIA, was determined to reflect the atmosphe...
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Wednesday, November 6,2013

Eye Candy of the Week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
This recently renovated apartment block is a short walk from Lansing Community College and enjoys a grand view of Durant Park. The building is finished in brick with stone details, including a continuous base and decorative quoining on the corners.
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Wednesday, October 16,2013

Eye Candy of the Week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
The majestic Ingham County Courthouse generally dominates the subject of architecture in Mason. If one follows the south edge of Courthouse Square to the west, a short walk along Ash Street will lead to the Capital Area District Libraries Mason branch.
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Wednesday, October 2,2013

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Look past the boarded-up windows and overgrown plants: This house is not your typical Eye Candy of the Week. Built in 1875, this Queen Anne-style home in north Lansing needs some attention, but the time is ideal for a new owner to buy it at a favorable price.
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