This year marks the Lansing State Capitol building's 140th 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.



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"!