Museum Homepage

Person Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Name Lansing City Planning Division

Associated Records

Image of West Allegan Street looking west from Huron Street. - 2015-06-003.V1.020

West Allegan Street looking west from Huron Street. - 2015-06-003.V1.020

Residential street west of Logan Street (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard).

No Image Available

Lansing City Planning Division Photographs - 2015-06-003

This collection consists of approximately 800 photographs from Lansing's City Planning Division, taken between 1912 and 1995, with the majority dating from the 1950s. It includes houses, street scenes, intersections, parking lots, signage, and some aerial views. The photographs were taken from the perspective of urban planning in most cases, so for example, a photograph of the Farm & Garden building is actually a view of cars in a parking lot behind it. Urban infrastructure seems to be the predominant purpose of the photographic documentation, which was sorted into categories for use by Forest Parke Library and Archives staff.

Image of Aerial View of Downtown Lansing - 2015-06-003.V1.001

Aerial View of Downtown Lansing - 2015-06-003.V1.001

Aerial view showing city blocks on either side of Washington Avenue, to Cedar Street, bounded by the northern end of River Street and Hillsdale Street. View is oriented toward the east. The numeral "4" is seen handwritten on the image which is thought to identify a block number for city planners.

Image of Aerial View of Downtown Lansing and State Government Buildings - 2015-06-003.V1.002

Aerial View of Downtown Lansing and State Government Buildings - 2015-06-003.V1.002

Aerial view showing downtown Lansing looking west, bounded by the Grand River in the foreground, Pine Street in the background to the west, Kalamazoo Street to the south and Michigan Avenue and Ottawa to the north. The numeral "9" is seen handwritten on the image which is thought to identify a block number for city planners.

Image of Aerial View of Lansing Area South of Downtown  - 2015-06-003.V1.003

Aerial View of Lansing Area South of Downtown - 2015-06-003.V1.003

Aerial view featuring South Washington from the Grand River to South Street. The overall area is bounded by the Grand River on the west side, South Street, Cedar, and Kalamazoo Street. Many streets and features are labeled in handwritten notes. View is northeast.

Image of Aerial View of Lansing Downtown  - 2015-06-003.V1.004

Aerial View of Lansing Downtown - 2015-06-003.V1.004

Aerial view of the central area of downtown, bounded by the east side of North Capitol Avenue in the foreground, Michigan Avenue to the south, Cedar in the background to the east, and Ionia Street to the north, Shiawassee in the background. View is easterly.

Image of Aerial View of Several Blocks of North Washington Avenue, Lansing  - 2015-06-003.V1.005

Aerial View of Several Blocks of North Washington Avenue, Lansing - 2015-06-003.V1.005

Aerial view of North Washington Avenue, both sides, extending to Grand Avenue. North is to the right. Cross streets shown are West Shiawassee and West Genessee. Handwritten annotations identify cross streets and block numbers.

Image of Aerial View of Intersection of Shiawassee Street and North Washington Avenue, Lansing  - 2015-06-003.V1.006

Aerial View of Intersection of Shiawassee Street and North Washington Avenue, Lansing - 2015-06-003.V1.006

Lansing Fire Department Station No. 1 is seen at the corner of Shiawassee and Grand Avenue, to the left of the hand-drawn compass rose. Photo oriented with north up for ease of interpretation, unfortunately the street name label is upside-down.

Image of Aerial View of Eight Blocks Around Michigan and Washington Avenues in Downtown Lansing.  - 2015-06-003.V1.007

Aerial View of Eight Blocks Around Michigan and Washington Avenues in Downtown Lansing. - 2015-06-003.V1.007

Area bounded by Grand Avenue, Ionia Street, Capitol Avenue, and Washtenaw Street. North is to the right. Block numbers and street names are handwritten on the image.

Image of Aerial View of Eight Blocks Centered on Michigan and Washington Avenues in Downtown Lansing.  - 2015-06-003.V1.008

Aerial View of Eight Blocks Centered on Michigan and Washington Avenues in Downtown Lansing. - 2015-06-003.V1.008

Area bounded by Grand Avenue, short of Ionia Street, Capitol Avenue, and Washtenaw Street. North is to the right. Block numbers and street names are handwritten on the image. Both sides of Grand Avenue in this four block section are shown.

Image of Aerial View of Three Blocks on Michigan and Washington Avenues in Downtown Lansing.  - 2015-06-003.V1.009

Aerial View of Three Blocks on Michigan and Washington Avenues in Downtown Lansing. - 2015-06-003.V1.009

Blocks bounded by Washington Avenue, West Ionia Street, Capitol Avenue, and Allegan Street. North is to the right. Block numbers and street names are handwritten on the image.

Image of Aerial View of 16 Blocks on Washington Avenue in Downtown Lansing.  - 2015-06-003.V1.010

Aerial View of 16 Blocks on Washington Avenue in Downtown Lansing. - 2015-06-003.V1.010

Blocks bounded by Grand Avenue, Lapeer Street, Capitol Avenue, and Washtenaw Street. North is to the right. Block numbers and street names are handwritten on the image.

Image of Aerial View of Three Blocks on Washington Avenue in Downtown Lansing.  - 2015-06-003.V1.011

Aerial View of Three Blocks on Washington Avenue in Downtown Lansing. - 2015-06-003.V1.011

Blocks bounded by Washington Avenue, Allegan Street, Grand Avenue, and Ionia Street. Building facades on the east side of Washington are shown. North is to the left. A block number is handwritten on the image.

Image of Aerial View of Almost Eight Blocks Along Washington Avenue in Downtown Lansing.  - 2015-06-003.V1.012

Aerial View of Almost Eight Blocks Along Washington Avenue in Downtown Lansing. - 2015-06-003.V1.012

Blocks bounded by Capitol Avenue, Washtenaw Street, Grand Avenue, and Ottawa Street. Coverage extends nearly to Lenawee Street. Building facades on the east side of Capitol and Washington are shown. North is to the left.

Image of Aerial View of Three Blocks Between North Washington Avenue and North Grand Avenue in Downtown Lansing.  - 2015-06-003.V1.013

Aerial View of Three Blocks Between North Washington Avenue and North Grand Avenue in Downtown Lansing. - 2015-06-003.V1.013

Blocks bounded by Washington Avenue,Ionia Street, Grand Avenue, and Saginaw Street. Building facades on the east side of Washington and Grand are shown. North is to the left. A block number is handwritten on the image.

Image of Aerial View of 14 Blocks Along Washington Avenue, Downtown Lansing.  - 2015-06-003.V1.014

Aerial View of 14 Blocks Along Washington Avenue, Downtown Lansing. - 2015-06-003.V1.014

Blocks bounded by Grand Avenue, Ionia Street,Capitol Avenue, and Hillsdale Street. North is to the right. Block numbers and street names are handwritten on the image.

Image of Aerial View of Three Blocks Along Washington Avenue, Downtown Lansing.  - 2015-06-003.V1.015a

Aerial View of Three Blocks Along Washington Avenue, Downtown Lansing. - 2015-06-003.V1.015a

Blocks bounded by Washington Avenue, Allegan Street, Grand Avenue and Ionia. Building facades on the west side of Washington and Grand are shown. North is to the left. One of two variants.

Image of Aerial View of Downtown Lansing.  - 2015-06-003.V1.016a

Aerial View of Downtown Lansing. - 2015-06-003.V1.016a

Area included by and surrounding Washington Avenue, Ottawa Street, Capitol Avenue, and Hillsdale Street. North is to the right. One of two variants.

Image of Aerial View of State Government Complex and Surrounding Area, Downtown Lansing - 2015-06-003.V1.017

Aerial View of State Government Complex and Surrounding Area, Downtown Lansing - 2015-06-003.V1.017

Other highlights beside State buildings include Lansing Civic Center, Olds/Jack Tar Hotel, Federal Building/Post Office. View, looking in a southwesterly direction, includes part of downtown, extends to Oldsmobile factories to the south, beyond Logan Street (Martin Luther King Boulevard) to the west, and Ionia Street to the north. A rubberstamp imprint "File Copy" partly obscures the Lewis Cass Building. On the reverse is the creator's file number 5125A and the date, December 26, 1969.