This year marks the Lansing State Capitol building's 140th anniversary...it was constructed from 1872 - 1878 and dedicated on January 1, 1879.

The current capitol is actually our third capitol building. The first was a brick building in Detroit; the second was a small wood building in downtown Lansing.

SOME FAST FACTS ABOUT THE BUILDING:

 

The architect was Elijah E. Myers.

Courtesy of LansingThisIsLansing, youtube

267 feet tall, from the ground to the tip of the dome.

Restoration was from 1989-1992 and rededicated on November 19, 1992.

It was lit with gas lamps.

There are 457 million-year-old fossils in the floors.

The are many more fascinating facts about our capitol building, and you can read all about 'em on their webpage by CLICKING HERE.

Give 'em a call and tell 'em "Happy 140th Anniversary"!