“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ingham County, Michigan

Clickable Map of Ingham County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Ingham County, MI (177) Clinton County, MI (29) Eaton County, MI (78) Jackson County, MI (118) Livingston County, MI (66) Shiawassee County, MI (43)  InghamCounty(177) Ingham County (177)  ClintonCounty(29) Clinton County (29)  EatonCounty(78) Eaton County (78)  JacksonCounty(118) Jackson County (118)  LivingstonCounty(66) Livingston County (66)  ShiawasseeCounty(43) Shiawassee County (43)
Mason is the county seat for Ingham County
Adjacent to Ingham County, Michigan
      Clinton County (29)  
      Eaton County (78)  
      Jackson County (118)  
      Livingston County (66)  
      Shiawassee County (43)  
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1Michigan, Ingham County, Dansville — Fairview Cemetery
On Mason Street (Michigan Route 36) at Crossman Lane, on the right when traveling east on Mason Street.
The first grave was interred on this knoll in 1834 when the community was known as Ingham Center. Officially designated as Fairview Cemetery in 1867, it is the place of burial for local families, veterans, and the founding fathers. The Crossman . . . Map (db m210814) HM
2Michigan, Ingham County, Dansville — L531 — White Oak
On State Highway 52 at Dansville Road East, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 52.
The settlements of White Oak, Ingham, Wheatfield and Leroy were organized as Ingham Township by the Legislature on March 11, 1837. On April 2, 1837, the first township meeting was held at the home of Caleb Carr. White Oak separated from Ingham . . . Map (db m167729) HM
3Michigan, Ingham County, Dansville — White Oak Township HallIngham County Historical Marker
On State Highway 52 at Dansville Road East, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 52.
Property was purchased for $50 in 1875 from Danial and Mary Hamilton. Completed in 1877, it contains the original rough wooden floor, voting booths of wood on stage with picket fence.Map (db m167810) HM
4Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — "That a Ladies Course be Organized"
On West Circle Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Side 1 The first women at the Michigan Agricultural College enrolled in 1896 in the "women's course," taught by Edith F. McDermott, Professor of Domestic Economy and Household Science. In 1899, the Michigan Legislature . . . Map (db m106835) HM
5Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — S572 — Alice B. Cowles House
On West Circle Drive west of Abbott Road, on the left when traveling west.
The Alice B. Cowles House, built in 1857, is the oldest building on the Michigan State University campus. Built as a "Farm Cottage" on Faculty Row from bricks made of clay from the banks of the Red Cedar River, it was originally the official . . . Map (db m106907) HM
6Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — Alice Cowles House
On West Circle Drive at Abbot Road, on the left when traveling west on West Circle Drive.
The central portion of this house was constructed in 1857 as a home for the first president of the college. It was occupied by President Williams and President Abbot until 1874. When a new president's house was built on the site now occupied by . . . Map (db m210805) HM
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7Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — L629 — Bigelow-Kuhn-Thomas HouseRegistered Michigan Historic Site
On North Hagadorn Rd at Ann Street, on the right when traveling north on North Hagadorn Rd.
By 1986 this Greek Revival house was the only privately-owned pre-Civil War house still used as a residence in East Lansing. Horace Bigelow (c. 1822-1891) built it in 1849. According to the 1874 Atlas of Ingham County, Bigelow was "a farmer, . . . Map (db m106962) HM
8Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — Botanical LaboratoryMichigan State University
On West Circle Drive, 0.1 miles east of Kalamazoo Street, on the right when traveling east.
At this location, near the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden (1873), the Botanical Laboratory stood from 1879 until it burned on March 20, 1890. Watson and Arnold of Lansing designed this Gothic-inspired, wooden structure as the first botanical . . . Map (db m106817) HM
9Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — L2205 — College Field
Near Kalamazoo Street west of Chestnut Steet, on the right when traveling west.
Side 1 In 1900 about 625 students attended the State Agricultural College, known commonly as M.A.C. The school was the precursor to Michigan State University. Making a new commitment to serious intercollegiate athletic competition, the . . . Map (db m106931) HM
10Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — L1894 — Collegeville / East Lansing
On Abbot Road at Linden Street, on the right when traveling north on Abbot Road.
Collegeville In 1849 when D. Robert Burcham settled in this vicinity, Chippewa and Ottawa Indians lived along the Red Cedar River. Burcham journeyed here on the Indian trail that became the Grand River Road, also known as the Lansing-Howell . . . Map (db m102977) HM
11Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — Dora Hall Stockman(1872 - 1948) — Historic Women of Michigan —
On Auditorium Road at West Circle Drive, on the right when traveling south on Auditorium Road.
Elected to the State Board of Agriculture in 1919, Dora Hall Stockman was the first woman to hold an elective office in the state of Michigan. She was the first woman in the United States to be on the Board of Control of a Land-Grant Institution, . . . Map (db m107365) HM
12Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — East Lansing Veterans Memorial
On Abbot Road near Burcham Drive.
In grateful appreciation to the men and women from East Lansing, Michigan who served in the armed forces of the United States of America in peace and war and in loving memory of those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.Map (db m210798) WM
13Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — S327 — Harry J. Eustace HallRegistered Michigan Historic Site
On East Circle Drive at West Circle Drive, on the right when traveling east on East Circle Drive.
Famous horticulturist and educator, Liberty Hyde Bailey, designed this building as the first separate horticulture laboratory in America. Completed in 1888, the structure contained rooms for classes and botanical experiments. It exemplified Bailey's . . . Map (db m106911) HM
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14Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — Judging Pavilion Site
On South Shaw Lane, 0.1 miles east of Red Cedar Road, on the left when traveling east.
This plaque marks the former site of the MSU Judging Pavilion, built in 1938 and replaced by the Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education in 1997. For nearly 60 years, the Judging Pavilion was dedicated to the advancement of Michigan's . . . Map (db m133795) HM
15Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
On West Circle Drive at Auditorium Road, on the right when traveling east on West Circle Drive.
Side 1 When completed in 1909, Agriculture Hall was the grandest structure at what that year officially became known as Michigan Agricultural College. Invoking antiquity with its massive concrete Tuscan columns and neoclassical . . . Map (db m106832) HM
16Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — L2094 — Masonic TempleRegistered Michigan Historic Site
On M.A.C. Avenue.
Local Masons organized in 1915 and promptly hired Lansing architect, Samuel D. Butterworth, a fellow Mason, to design a meeting hall. Butterworth rejected the practice of designing Masonic halls as elaborate classical temples, and instead blended . . . Map (db m102986) HM
17Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — L1338 — Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
On Kendale Boulevard, 0.2 miles north of East Saginaw Street (Business Interstate 69) when traveling north.
In 1920 the Michigan Automotive Trade Association was founded in Detroit. On May 19, 1921, the group was incorporated, with the following officers: G.S. Garber, President: H.H. Shuart Secretary; and Clark Graves, Treasurer. The association's purpose . . . Map (db m102983) HM
18Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — S649 — Michigan State Medical Society / Michigan State Medical Society HeadquartersRegistered Michigan Historic Site
On West Saginaw Street (Business Interstate 69) at Abbot Road on West Saginaw Street.
Michigan State Medical Society In 1819 five physicians organized the Michigan Medical Society in Detroit. Its purpose was "to examine medical students and certify those so deemed as doctors." The group reorganized in Ann Arbor as the . . . Map (db m102984) HM
19Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — 1 — Michigan State UniversityFounded 1855
Near West Circle Drive, 0.2 miles east of Kalamazoo Street, on the left when traveling east.
On this site stood College Hall, first building in the United States erected for the teaching of scientific agriculture. Here began the first college of its kind in America, and the model for Land-Grant colleges established under the Morrill Act . . . Map (db m106921) HM
20Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — L1502 — Monsignor Jerome V. MacEachin / St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Parish
Near Alton Road.
Monsignor Jerome V. MacEachin Affectionately known as Father Mac, the Reverend Monsignor Jerome V. MacEachin (1904-1987) was associated with Lansing area Catholics for nearly 45 years. A native of Ubly, he was ordained in 1932. Father Mac . . . Map (db m102974) HM
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21Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — Saints' Rest / Saints' Rest Excavation
Near West Circle Drive near Auditorium Road.
Here, on December 9. 1876, the first dormitory of the new Agricultural College of the State of Michigan burned. The college was founded in 1855 and Saints' Rest - as the building was later called in reference to a popular nineteenth century . . . Map (db m210812) HM
22Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — Secchia Stadium
Near Kalamazoo Street west of Chestnut Road.
On May 14, 2011, Michigan State University and Spartan Athletics formally dedicated Secchia Stadium in recognition of the outstanding generosity displayed by Joan (Education '64) and Peter F. (Economics '63) Secchia. Long-time supporters of . . . Map (db m133667) HM
23Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — Sleepy Hollow
On West Circle Drive, 0.2 miles east of Kalamazoo Street, on the left when traveling east.
Side 1 The small depression between Beaumont Tower and the Music Practice Building, known today as Sleepy Hollow, is the last vestige of a small, spring-fed brook entering the campus from the north and draining into the Red . . . Map (db m106834) HM
24Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — The Livestock Judging Pavilion
Near North Shaw Lane, 0.1 miles west of Farm Lane.
On this site stood The Livestock Judging Pavilion For six decades, from 1938 to 1997, the Livestock Judging Pavilion served as a focal point for many activities within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. At this site, . . . Map (db m133817) HM
25Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — The Nation's Pioneer Land-Grant University
On West Circle Drive north of East Circle Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Left Panel The Agricultural College of the State of Michigan was founded on February 12, 1855, as a bold experiment in higher education. The College opened the doors of higher education to the common man - and, later, woman - . . . Map (db m106820) HM
26Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — The Rededication of the Beaumont Tower Bells
Near West Circle Drive, 0.2 miles east of Kalamazoo Street, on the left when traveling east.
On May 3, 1996, the bells of Beaumont Tower rang again after having been silenced by wear and tear since 1987. Spartans everywhere rejoiced. In July 1995, the MSU Board of Trustees approved a renovation plan for the tower and carillon. A . . . Map (db m106923) HM
27Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — The Spartan
On Chestnut Road at Kalamazoo Street, on the left when traveling west on Chestnut Road.
(Plaque on Statue Base) Leonard D. Jungwirth (American, 1903-1963) MSU faculty member, Department of Art, 1940-1963 Original terra cotta sculpture, 1945 Bronze cast from original, 2005 Dedicated on October 8, 2005 In 1926 . . . Map (db m107358) HM
28Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
Near West Circle Drive, 0.1 miles east of Kalamazoo Street.
Side 1 Botany pioneer William James Beal was born March 11, 1833 in Adrian, Michigan. Taking up teaching after earning degrees from the University of Michigan, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago, he was named . . . Map (db m106792) HM
29Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — Walter Adams Field
Near West Circle Drive.
Walter Adams (1922-1998), master teacher and one of the foremost antitrust economists of his generation, served from April 1, 1969, until January 1, 1970, as 13th President of Michigan State University. Prolific author and frequent witness before . . . Map (db m107335) HM
30Michigan, Ingham County, East Lansing — Women's BuildingJustin Morrill Hall
On West Circle Drive north of East Circle Drive.
Left Panel In 1870, what was then called State Agricultural College admitted its first 10 women, offering them the same physically and academically demanding courses offered to men. The Women's Building was completed on . . . Map (db m106818) HM
31Michigan, Ingham County, Haslett — L154 — Haslett
On Haslett Road east of Babbitt Street, on the right when traveling east.
Settlement on Pine Lake, now Lake Lansing, began in the 1830s, but real growth came after the opening of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in 1877. Easy access prompted the Nemoka Spritual Association to begin in 1883 the first of a long series . . . Map (db m106964) HM
32Michigan, Ingham County, Haslett — L1015 — Williamston Center United Methodist Church
On Zimmer Road at Haslett Road, on the left when traveling north on Zimmer Road.
The Williamston Center United Methodist Church is the out-growth of a Methodist class that met in a local schoolhouse before this structure was completed. On November 5, 1877, members of the congregation pledged money to build this church. Merrit . . . Map (db m106405) HM
33Michigan, Ingham County, Holt — Gunn School
On Washington Road at Holt Road, on the right when traveling south on Washington Road.
Gunn School, Delhi District No. 7, Hold Public Schools, 1886-1957. This present structure replaced a log school house built in 1867.Map (db m182167) HM
34Michigan, Ingham County, Holt — L2328 — John Taylor
Near Cedar Street north of Holbrook Drive, on the right when traveling south.
(Side 1) John Taylor was born into slavery in Kentucky and was liberated by Union troops during the Civil War. In August 1864, he enlisted in the 1st Michigan Colored Infantry. After the war, Taylor worked for farmer John Buck in Delhi . . . Map (db m182170) HM
35Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Austin BlairWar Governor of Michigan — 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864 —
On Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue on Capitol Avenue.
He gave the best years of his life to Michigan, and his fame is inseparably linked with the glorious achievements of her citizen soldiers.Map (db m103326) HM
36Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Battery A 1st Michigan Light Artillery
Near North Capitol Avenue at West Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
This gun replicates one of six making Battery A 1st Michigan light Artillery and known as the famous Loomis Battery. The battery did service in the War of the Rebellion from early 1861 to 1865 and was engaged in action at Elkwater and Greenbriar, . . . Map (db m169818) HM
37Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L2215 — Capital Bank Tower
On S. Capitol Avenue at S. Capitol Avenue, on the left when traveling south on S. Capitol Avenue.
Upon its completion in 1931, the Capital Bank Tower was hailed by newspapers as the tallest building in the state beyond Detroit. Industrialist and Capital Bank president Ranson E. Olds commissioned the three hundred-foot skyscraper, which housed . . . Map (db m103624) HM
38Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L2226 — Carnegie Library
On W. Shiawassee Street, on the right when traveling west.
Side A Andrew Carnegie credited libraries with opening the "treasures of knowledge and imagination through which youth may ascend." This belief led him to provide funding for more than 1,600 libraries across the United States. Designed by . . . Map (db m103324) HM
39Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L790A — Central United Methodist Church
On North Capitol Avenue near Ottawa Street.
The first recorded Methodist meeting in Lansing was held in 1845 when the Reverend Lewis Coburn preached in the log cabin of Joab Page of North Lansing. In 1850 a Methodist class (congregation) was formed in what is now central Lansing. Its first . . . Map (db m103630) HM
40Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Cherry Street School
On Cherry Street near East Hillsdale Street, on the right when traveling south.
Built 1894 - From 1873 to 1894 The 3rd Ward School was held on this site. Since 1958 the building has been occupied by Manson, Jackson & Kane, Inc.Map (db m210813) HM
41Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1632 — Church of the Resurrection / Monsignor John A. Gabriels
On E. Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Church of the Resurrection On June 15 1922, the Most Reverend Michael J. Gallagher, bishop of Detroit, sent Father John A. Gabriels to Lansing to establish a Catholic parish east of the Pere Marquette railroad tracks that would include East . . . Map (db m103656) HM
42Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Civil War Memorial
Near East Mount Hope Avenue near North Aurelius Road.
Our Fallen HeroesMap (db m214335) WM
43Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Drs. Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering
Near North Washington Square, on the right when traveling south.
Dr. Pearl Kendrick (1890-1980) and Dr. Grace Eldering (1900-1988) In 1932 a severe outbreak of whooping cough struck Grand Rapids. Pearl Kendrick, director of the Michigan Department of Health laboratory there and her colleague Grace . . . Map (db m103712) HM
44Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L2147 — Durant Park / Durant Park Arch
On East Saginaw Street at North Washington Avenue on East Saginaw Street.
Durant Park William C. Durant was one of Michigan's most important industrialists and the founder of the General Motors Corporation. In 1919 Durant purchased this three-acre city block, once the estate of Mortimer Cowles, an Eaton Rapids . . . Map (db m182339) HM
45Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — E. Genevieve Gillette 1898-1986Athletics and Recreation
Near South Washington Square, on the right when traveling north.
Known as the “Mother” of Michigan State Parks system. Genevieve Gillette is remembered as one of the state’s most effective conservation lobbyists. In 1920, she was the only woman in the first landscape architecture class to graduate . . . Map (db m103684) HM
46Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Eero Saarinen1910-1961
On North Washington Square, on the right when traveling south.
Eero Saarinen grew up in Finland and the United States surrounded by art and design. He taught design at Cranbrook Academy of Art and worked in his father’s architectural firm. His independent artistic vision was first revealed in the simple, . . . Map (db m103982) HM
47Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Elijah McCoy 1843-1929
Near North Washington Square, on the right when traveling north.
Born in Canada to parents who had once been enslaved in Kentucky, Elijah McCoy studied engineering in Scotland. He settled in Ypsilanti after the Civil War, intending to work as a mechanical engineer. Although discrimination limited him to the . . . Map (db m103724) HM
48Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Ernie Harwellb. 1918 — Athletics & Recreation —
Near South Washington Square, on the right when traveling north.
Ernie Harwell is the only member of the American sports media in the Guinness Book of Records. Where he is named baseball’s most enduring announcer. Harwell, the only announcer to broadcast over a span of seven decades, became the first active . . . Map (db m103718) HM
49Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Evergreen Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Near East Mount Hope Avenue near Fidelity Road.
To those who served their country well and those who died that our ideals of freedom should not be forever lost. This memorial is sincerely and humbly dedicated By the grace of Almighty God may all who pass this way hold sacred in their . . . Map (db m214355) WM
50Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Fannie Richards1840-1922
Near North Washington Square, on the right when traveling south.
Fannie Richards helped initiate the fight for educational equality that led to a landmark 1869 Michigan Supreme Court decision abolishing segregation in the Detroit public schools. She began her 50-year teaching career as a Detroit teacher in . . . Map (db m103984) HM
51Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — First Evangelical Lutheran Church
On North Capitol Avenue at West Kilborn Street, on the right when traveling south on North Capitol Avenue.
Frederick Schmid, pioneer Lutheran pastor, held the first service in 1853. Two years later "The First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lansing" organized. It has met on this block ever since. The present church was built in 1915.Map (db m214727) HM
52Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — First Michigan Sharpshooters
On Capitol Avenue at West Ottowa Street, on the right when traveling south on Capitol Avenue.
First Michigan Sharpshooters. [There follows a list of the regiment's officers.] The regiment was organized during the winter of 1862 and 1863 at Kalamazoo, Michigan. Disbanded at Jackson, Michigan, August 7th, 1865. The entire enrollment of . . . Map (db m26786) HM
53Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — First Olds Horseless Carriage
On Kalamazoo Plaza near River Street, on the left when traveling east.
Near this site in 1886, Ransom Eli Olds designed, built, and first drove a steam powered horseless carriage. In 1803, he brought out his first automobile using gasoline engine power. In 1897, he organized the Olds Motor Vehicle company and produced . . . Map (db m104356) HM
54Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1471C — First Presbyterian Church
On North Chestnut Street.
Side A This church, Lansing's first congregation to affiliate nationally (with the Marshall Presbytery), was founded on December 17, 1847. It was organized by the Reverend Calvin Clark, an agent for the American Home Missionary Society. . . . Map (db m103502) HM
55Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — First Regiment Michigan Engineers
On Capitol Avenue at Ottawa Street on Capitol Avenue.
Rendezvoused at Camp Owen, Marshall, Michigan Mustered October 29, 1861 Regimental Organization twelve companies 150 men each Total enrollment during war 2920 men Served in The Army of the Ohio, Army of the Cumberland, Army of the Tennessee Engaged . . . Map (db m182188) WM
56Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — First Weather Bureau
On Seymour Avenue near West Madison Street, on the right when traveling north.
Former home of Union officer Colonel Frederick Schneider, a prisoner at Andersonnville. House built in 1854. Property used as first Weather Bureau station site in Lansing.Map (db m214743) HM
57Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Freedom Patriotism Humanity
On Capitol Avenue.
To commemorate the valor and patriotism of the men of the nation who served in the War with Spain, the Philippine Insurrection and the China Relief Expedition 1898 - 1902.This monument erected through the efforts of the various camps and auxiliaries . . . Map (db m99954) WM
58Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1908 — George E. Palmer / Old Newsboys
On N. Grand Avenue at E. Michigan Avenue., on the right when traveling north on N. Grand Avenue.
George E. Palmer George E. Palmer (1862 - 1944) served Lansing as a truant officer, police officer and superintendent of buildings for the Lansing Public Schools. Beginning in 1900 as a truant officer, Palmer worked with students who were not . . . Map (db m103930) HM
59Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Gordie Howeb. 1928
Near North Washington Square, on the right when traveling south.
Known as Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe scored his first professional goal in his 1946 National Hockey League debut. Howe established the most records by any athlete in any sport, including 2,589 career points, 1,071 goals and 29 all-star appearances. He . . . Map (db m103981) HM
60Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Grand Army of the Republic
On W. Allegan Street, on the left when traveling east.
THIS MEMORIAL was erected in memory of and dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic by the Department of Michigan Women's Relief Corps. Jun 11, 1924. "Ever in the realms of glory shall shine your starry fame. Angels have heard your story. God . . . Map (db m104515) WM
61Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L0521 — Grand Trunk Depot
Near South Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Constructed in 1902, this castle-like building with its square tower was the Lansing station for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad until 1971. For decades passengers streamed through its doors. Here servicemen left and returned from military duty. . . . Map (db m104014) HM
62Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Helen Thomas B. 1920
Near South Washington Square, on the right when traveling south.
Considered “The First Lady of the Press,” former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas is a trailblazer who broke through barriers for women reporters. Thomas worked for United Press International for more than 55 years covering every president . . . Map (db m104168) HM
63Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Henry Ford 1863-1947
Near South Washington Square, on the right when traveling south.
Henry Ford transformed America by creating “a motor car for the great multitude.” Always interested in tinkering with machinery than in working on his parents’ Dearborn farm. Ford gravitated toward the young auto industry in the 1890’s. . . . Map (db m104169) HM
64Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Herbert Henry Dow1866-1930
Near North Washington Square, on the right when traveling south.
Chemical pioneer H.H. Dow developed new processes for extracting bromine, chlorine, calcium, magnesium and sodium compounds from Midland’s underground deposits of brine (salt water). During World War I, Dow’s company replaced Germany as a supplier . . . Map (db m214923) HM
65Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — I-496 Olds FreewayRolling Through the City — The I-496 freeway loop opened in late 1970. —
On South Washington Avenue at E. St. Joseph Street, on the right when traveling north on South Washington Avenue.
The road, cutting across downtown Lansing, was given the name "Olds Freeway' in honor of Ransom E. Olds. The new freeway reflected a national trend as workers moved out of the cities to suburban homes. I-496 spurred growth in the suburbs, but . . . Map (db m104215) HM
66Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Jeff Daniels b. 1955
Near South Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Daniel’s career took off when he won a 1982 OBIE Award for his performance in the one-man Off-Broadway play “Johnny Got His Gun,” Known for his varied movie roles, he is also a director, playwright and entrepreneur. Remaining Michigan based, in . . . Map (db m103720) HM
67Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Joe Louis Barrow
Near North Washington Square, on the right when traveling north.
Joe Louis learned to box as a teenager at Detroit’s Brewster Recreation Center. With power in both hands and great strength, Louis quickly rose through the amateur ranks and turned pro in 1934. He won the world heavyweight title in 1937 at the . . . Map (db m103682) HM
68Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1430 — John T. Herrmann House
On N. Capitol Avenue just south of Lapeer Street.
This English Tudor house was built in 1893 for John T. Herrmann, a Lansing tailor. Herrmann immigrated to Lansing from Bernsberg, Germany in 1872 with his wife, Katharine, and two children Henry and Christian, In 1878 John Herrmann opened the . . . Map (db m103355) HM
69Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Jonas Salk1914-1995 — Medicine, Science, and Technology —
Near North Washington Square, on the right when traveling north.
Jonas Salk developed the first successful polio vaccine. Poliomyelitis, also known as infantile paralysis, was a feared disease that could cause paralysis or death. Salk began his career at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, . . . Map (db m214595) HM
70Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Joseph E. Warner1831-1914 — Lansing's 13th Mayor —
On North Grand Avenue at East Shiawassee Street, on the right when traveling north on North Grand Avenue.
Known to the circus world as Joel Warner and Lansing's foremost entertainer. As a magician he traveled the Mississippi River in 1851 as the "Wizard of the North. His circus career included: assistant agent for Whitbeck & Co.'s Original One . . . Map (db m214745) HM
71Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1468 — Kerns Hotel Fire / Box 23 Club
On N. Grand Avenue at Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling north on N. Grand Avenue.
Kerns Hotel Fire At 5:30 A.M. on December 11, 1934, the alarm outside the Kerns Hotel sounded. The 211-room four-story brick hotel that stood on this site had 215 registered guests. Before the last embers of the fire were extinguished, . . . Map (db m104407) HM
72Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Lansing 9/11 Memorial
On East Shiawassee Street at North Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Shiawassee Street.
Somerset County, PA New York, NY Washington DC 09.11.2001 A day not to be forgottenMap (db m214746) WM
73Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1449 — Lansing Community College
On N. Capitol Ave., on the left when traveling south.
Lansing Community College was established on April 8, 1957, by the Lansing Public Schools. It opened that fall with 425 students and sixteen faculty members. It offered civil mechanical and electronics technologies as well as practical nursing and . . . Map (db m103351) HM
74Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L0864 — Lansing Fire Station No. 8
On E. Michigan Avenue near Hayford Street, on the right when traveling east.
Lansing architects Bowd-Munson Company designed Fire Station No. 8, which opened in June 1931. The firehall was built by the H. G. Christman Company. Firefighters lived in the upper two floors, and the community used a large room in the basement for . . . Map (db m103325) HM
75Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — 745C — Lansing Labor Holiday
On W. Michigan Avenue at Capitol Avenue, on the right when traveling west on W. Michigan Avenue.
Side A As the labor movement spread across Michigan in the 1930s, workers in Lansing organized. After a successful strike at REO Motor Car Company ended in April 1937, the Amalgamated United Auto Workers Local 182 began recruiting new . . . Map (db m104288) HM
76Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — S587C — Lansing's First Capitol Building / Lansing Becomes the Capital City
On South Washington Square at W. Allegan Street on South Washington Square.
Lansing's First Capitol Building Early in 1847, three commissioners were appointed to select an appropriate site for the capitol in Lansing. The contract for construction was awarded on June 3, 1847. Building materials were shipped by boat on . . . Map (db m99950) HM
77Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Lansing's Labor HolidayThe UAW Takes Action — They took it to the streets on June 7, 1937 —
On East Michigan Avenue at N. Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Michigan Avenue.
Following Flint's example, Lansing Amalgamated United Auto Workers Local 182 concluded a successful sit-down strike at Reo in April 1937. A subsequent effort to organize Capital City Wrecking Company resulted in the firing of workers, picket lines . . . Map (db m104154) HM
78Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1800 — Louis Beck House
On North Capitol Avenue near West Genessee Street, on the right when traveling south.
Louis Beck House Built ca. 1898Map (db m214744) HM
79Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Mack-e-te-be-nessy “Andrew J. Blackbird” c. 1815-1908
Near North Washington Square, on the right when traveling north.
Educated first in Odawa (Ottawa) skills and traditions, Andrew J. Blackbird struggled to find the resources to Euro-American schools. He eventually studied at Ypsilanti State Normal School. His command of English enabled him to work as an . . . Map (db m103710) HM
80Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — S0455 — Malcolm X Homesite
On South Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, lived on this site in the 1930's. His early life was marked by the violent death of his father, the Reverend Earl Little, on the Michigan Avenue streetcar tracks. Under severe economic . . . Map (db m104016) HM
81Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Michigan
On Capitol Avenue.
This memorial presented to the State of Michigan by Michigan's veterans organizations and auxiliaries is one of the first multi-conflict memorials erected in the United States to memorialize the service and sacrifices of a states servicemen and . . . Map (db m99957) WM
82Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — S0625 — Michigan Education Association / Michigan Association of Counties
On N. Washington Avenue at W. Kilborn Street on N. Washington Avenue.
Michigan Education Association When completed in 1928, this building marked the Michigan Education Association's seventy-fifth anniversary. The Lansing architectural firm of Warren Holmes-Powers Company designed the Neo-Georgian structure. The . . . Map (db m105077) HM
83Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1459 — Michigan Manufacturer's Association
On South Capitol Avenue at W. St. Joseph Street, on the left when traveling north on South Capitol Avenue.
Side A Since its 1902 founding, the Michigan Manufacturers association has dealt with many important business issues. Beginning in 1908, the MMA organized employers to establish a system for compensating injured workers. In 1912, based on a . . . Map (db m103660) HM
84Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1567 — Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company
On East Grand River Avenue (Michigan Route 43) near North Francis Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Founded in 1881 by flour mill owners from ten mid-Michigan communities, the Michigan Millers Mutual Fire Insurance Company was among the first millers’ cooperative fire insurance companies in America. Its first policy was issued to company . . . Map (db m214718) HM
85Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L2255 — Michigan National Guard Armory / 119th Field Artillery
On Marshall St..
Michigan National Guard Armory Built in 1924, the Lansing Armory in one of five Michigan National Guard Armories designed by state architect Lynn M. Fry. The front block contained military office; the large hall in the rear had room for unit . . . Map (db m103356) HM
86Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1194 — Michigan Pharmacists Association
On Kalamazoo Plaza, on the left when traveling north.
On November 14,1883, seventy-seven druggists met in the State Capitol to organize the Michigan State Pharmaceutical Association. Jacob Jesson of Muskegon led the effort to establish a professional association to participate in national professional . . . Map (db m103350) HM
87Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — S0628 — Michigan Retail Hardware Association
Near South Pennsylvania Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
Side 1 With the philosophy, "in union there is strength", twenty Michigan hardware retailers convened in Detroit on July 9, 1895, and organized the Michigan Retail Hardware Association. Frank S. Carlton of Calumet was elected the first . . . Map (db m103926) HM
88Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — S0575 — Michigan School for the Blind / Administration Building
On N. Pine Street, on the right when traveling south.
Michigan School for the Blind Michigan began educating the blind in 1859 at Flint's Michigan Asylum. In 1879 the legislature established the Michigan School for the Blind, which opened here on September 29, 1880, with 35 students. The next . . . Map (db m103504) HM
89Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — S0620 — Michigan Sheriffs' Association
Near South Capital Avenue at W. St. Joseph Street, on the right when traveling south.
In December 1877 twenty-four county sheriffs met in Lansing and formed the Michigan State Sheriffs Association--committed to devising ways and means for assisting each other in the detention, arrest and conviction of criminals. In 1893 the group . . . Map (db m103927) HM
90Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Michigan State CapitolConstructed 1872 to 1878
On Capitol Street at Michigan Avenue on Capitol Street.
In 1871 Governor Henry P. Baldwin challenged Michigan's legislature to build a fireproof capitol to house the state;s governmental offices, records, and civil war relics. Modeled after the United States Capitol, it is one of the first post-Civil . . . Map (db m182187) HM
91Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — HB1 — Michigan State Capitol / Michigan's Three Capitols
On Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue on Capitol Avenue.
Michigan State Capitol Hailed by Michigan citizens as a proud symbol of their young and growing state, this building was dedicated on January 1, 1879. National publications praised its scandal-free construction which took six years, and its . . . Map (db m99951) HM
92Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Moores Park Pool
Near Woodlawn Avenue near Reo Avenue.
Moores Park Pool Dedicated 1922 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Rededicated 1998Map (db m214357) HM
93Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1185 — Morgan B. Hungerford House
On W. Ionia Street at N. Pine Street, on the right when traveling west on W. Ionia Street.
This Late Victorian house, designed by Darius B. Moon was built by Morgan B. Hungerford in 1880. Hungerford (1830-1903) had arrived in the area in 1858. He farmed a large tract of land in what is now west Lansing and served one term as justice of . . . Map (db m103352) HM
94Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L2211 — Mount Hope Cemetery
On Mt. Hope Road at Aurelius Road on Mt. Hope Road.
Mount Hope Cemetery opened as Lansing's new city cemetery in June 1874 on what was formerly the John Miller Farm. Between 1874 and 1881 the city vacated the Lansing City Cemetery, located on the site of what would become Oak Park, and moved . . . Map (db m214334) HM
95Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Muzyad Yahkoob “Danny Thomas”1914-1991
Near N. Washington Avenue near E. Ionia Street, on the right when traveling south.
Danny Thomas’s first audiences on Detroit radio knew him as Amos Jacobs, the anglicized form of his Lebanese birth name. His CBS radio show in the late 1940s made him nationally known, but he is best known as a television producer and star, and . . . Map (db m103978) HM
96Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — North Lansing Brenke Fish LadderBuilt 1981
On Lansing River Trail.
The North Lansing Brenke Fish Ladder, is the sixth in a series of fish ladders on the Grand River to allow trout and salmon to migrate 184 miles from Lake Michigan to the South Lansing (Moores Park) Dam. It is part of a cooperative fish management . . . Map (db m214627) HM
97Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — North Presbyterian Church
On César E. Chávez Avenue at North Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on César E. Chávez Avenue.
The old church was replaced with the present structure in 1916. The current name, North Presbyterian Church, was assumed in 1934.Map (db m214725) HM
98Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1353 — North Presbyterian Church
On W. Grand River Avenue at N. Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on W. Grand River Avenue.
On October 19, 1863, fourteen members of Lansing’s First Presbyterian Church signed the Articles of Association creating the Franklin Street Church Society. The society acquired a lot for a church from James Turner, a merchant and leading . . . Map (db m214726) HM
99Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — Olds Returns to LansingThe Curved Dash Runabout — Fire didn't destroy Ransom E. Olds' dreams —
On W. Malcolm X Street at S. Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east on W. Malcolm X Street.
After fire destroyed the new Olds Motor Works plant in Detroit on March 9, 1901, the Lansing Business Men's Association offered Olds land originally acquired in hopes of permanently hosting the State Fair. He took it. His new plant produced only the . . . Map (db m104114) HM
100Michigan, Ingham County, Lansing — L1408 — Optometric Association
Near North Pine Street near North Pine Street, on the left when traveling south.
The state's professional optometry association was founded as the Michigan Optical Society in Muskegon in 1896. Benson W. Hardy, Jay W. Gould, Ernst Elmer, Nelson K. Standart, Emil H. Arnold were its first directors. In 1904 the group was . . . Map (db m214720) HM

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