Capital Bank Tower

Capital Bank Tower (HM1YM0)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 43.961', W 84° 33.224'

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Upon its completion in 1931, the Capital Bank Tower was hailed by newspapers as the tallest building in the state beyond Detroit. Industrialist and Capital Bank president Ranson E. Olds commissioned the three hundred-foot skyscraper, which housed the bank in the four lower floors and office space in the upper stories. To accommodate the building, the city council amended an ordinance that limited buildings to 150 feet. Hopkins and Dentz of New York designed the building. It was a major investment in Lansing by Olds, despite the Great Depression. The May 30, 1931, Lansing Capital News headlined: "New Bank Tower Pledge of Faith: 22-Story Structure Monument of Builder's Belief in Lansing." The original brass elevator doors depict scenes for the life of Ransom Olds.
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HM NumberHM1YM0
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Year Placed2009
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Date Added Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700258 N 4734032
Decimal Degrees42.73268333, -84.55373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 43.961', W 84° 33.224'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 43' 57.66" N, 84° 33' 13.44" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124 W Allegan St, Lansing MI 48933, US
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