Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming


Home

>

Michigan

>

Lansing

>

Diamond Reo Motor Plant, 2100 South Washington Street, Lansing, Ingham County, MI



See 34 maps of this location


B&W Photos

HB637862

HB637863

HB637864

HB637865

HB637866

HB637867

HB637868

HB637869

HB637870

HB637871

HB637872

HB637873

HB637874

HB637875

HB637876

HB637877

HB637878

HB637879

HB637880

HB637881


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
2100 South Washington Street, Lansing, MI

Find maps of Lansing, MI


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MI-4
Building/structure dates: 191 initial construction
Significance: The Diamond Reo Motor Plant, situated in an industrial area near downtown Lansing, consists of the only known extant and little altered structures associated with Ransom Eli Olds' successful ventures into automobile manufacturing. The most significant buildings include: 1905 office building, 1905 factory, 1908 engineering building, 1917 employee clubhouse, and four other factory buildings constructed between 1905 and 1914. The buildings exhibit many original exterior architectural features.

Subjects
Office Buildings
Brick Buildings
Industrial Facilities


Related Names
Olds, Ransom Eli


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Building #3 (Clubhouse), looking northeast from Washington Avenue.
2. Building #3 (Clubhouse), looking south from Grand Trunk Railroad Station.
3. Building #3 (Clubhouse), interior of ballroom.
4. Building #1 (Administration), looking east from Washington Avenue.
5. Building #1 (Administration), second floor offices.
6. Building #1 (Administration), first floor offices.
7. Building #4 (Engineering), looking northeast from Washington Avenue.
8. Building #5 (Engineering), looking west from interior of plant.
9. Building #5 (Engineering), looking west from interior of plant.
10. Building #2, looking south from Grand Trunk Railroad Station.
11. Building #2, third floor manufacturing area.
12. Building #8, looking northeast from Washington Avenue.
13. Buildings #8 (background) and #7 (foreground), looking northwest from Baker Street.
14. Building #5, looking northwest from interior of plant.
15. Building #5, looking northeast from interior of plant.
16. Building #6 (background) and #8 (foreground), looking southeast from interior of plant.
17. Baker Street Water tower, looking south.
18. Cedar Street water tower, looking north (beyond historic designation area).


Back to Lansing, Michigan