Saturday, December 12, 2015

A few pictures from Lansing's West Side Neighborhood


As reported in the previous post, I spent yesterday in Lansing.

I took my Dad's dog for a walk and took a few pictures.

A small lending library.
Close up of the signage at the bottom.  Find one near you.
I have sage envy.  This is a herb/butterfly garden beside a driveway.
Some people in the city have a burning urge to grow things.  This person sacrificed their entire front porch.
This family is still harvesting from the garden bed between the sidwalk and the street.  They still have Swiss Chard (foreground) garden (left side next to sidewalk) and green onions (right side next to sidewalk).
Here is a panoramic shot of the factory where I worked for ten years.  Oh! Wait!  It was torn down.
This is a celebrity home.  This is where Gerry Graves and his wife Donna lived.  Gerry was mayor of Lansing from 1969-1981.  That was during the period of Lansing's greatest population and prosperity.  Lansing had a population of 130,000, GM had a payroll of 17.000 within city limits and Oldsmobile sold over 1 million units a year.  I doubt that Gerry so much as ever took a pen home from his office.
Another "old concrete" picture.  This is about 100 feet of perfect sidewalk poured in 1928.  What were they doing right?  This stretch of sidewalk is in front of 1601 Osborn Rd.

4 comments:

  1. Things are changing... We can either change with them, and move on with our lives, or get run over by the bus!

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  2. Things are changing... We can either change with them, and move on with our lives, or get run over by the bus!

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  3. Does sage not grow well for you? It's the second best performer in my herb garden, only outdone by the basil!

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    1. It does not live very long (two or three years) and I have not been disciplined enough to keep planting it.

      Also, I am running out of sunny places in my yard as the trees get taller.

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