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Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan State Capitol

Constructed 1872 to 1878

 
 
Michigan State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
1. Michigan State Capitol Marker
Inscription. In 1871 Governor Henry P. Baldwin challenged Michigan's legislature to build a fireproof capitol to house the state;s governmental offices, recdords, and civil war relics. Modeled after the United States Capitol, it is one of thje first post-civil war capitols to featuore a lofty cast iron dome. Heralded a great success upon its completion, Michigan's capitol became the model for statehouses across the nation.

Board of State Building Commissioners:
Ebenezer O. Grosvenor
James Shearer
Alexander Chapoton

Secretary to thje Board:
Allen L. Bours

Governors:
Henry P. Baldwin
John J. Bagley
Charles M. Croswell

Architect:
Elijah E. Myers

Construction Company
Nehemiah Osborn and Company

Construction Supervisor:
Oliver Marble

Dedication: January 1, 1879
 
Location. 42° 44.017′ N, 84° 33.256′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Capitol Street and Michigan Avenue on Capitol Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lansing MI 48933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Austin Blair (here, next to this marker); Michigan State Capitol / Michigan's Three Capitols (a few steps from this marker); Michigan

Michigan State Capitol image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
2. Michigan State Capitol
(within shouting distance of this marker); First Regiment Michigan Engineers (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Patriotism Humanity (within shouting distance of this marker); Lansing Labor Holiday (within shouting distance of this marker); First Michigan Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Michigan /Lansing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lansing.
 
Also see . . .  Capitol tours. (Submitted on June 16, 2017, by Bill Rieske of Lansing, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Michigan State Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
3. Michigan State Capitol Marker
Reverse side - click on photo to read details.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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