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"That a Ladies Course be Organized" Marker - Side 1 Image image, Touch for more information
By Joel Seewald, July 21, 2017
"That a Ladies Course be Organized" Marker - Side 1 Image
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — "That a Ladies Course be Organized"
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — S572 — Alice B. Cowles House
Side 1 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 . . . — Map (db m106907) HM
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — L629 — Bigelow-Kuhn-Thomas House
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — Botanical Laboratory
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — L2205 — College Field
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — L1894 — Collegeville / East Lansing
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — Dora Hall Stockman(1872 - 1948) — Historic Women of Michigan
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — S327 — Harry J. Eustace Hall
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — Judging Pavilion Site
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — L2094 — Masonic Temple
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — L1338 — Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — S649 — Michigan State Medical Society / Michigan State Medical Society Headquarters
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — 1 — Michigan State University
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — L1502 — Monsignor Jerome V. MacEachin / St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Parish
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — Secchia Stadium
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — Sleepy Hollow
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — The Livestock Judging Pavilion
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — The Nation's Pioneer Land-Grant University
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — The Rededication of the Beaumont Tower Bells
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — The Spartan
(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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — Walter Adams Field
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
Michigan (Ingham County), East Lansing — Women's BuildingJustin Morrill Hall
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

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