Thelma Joyce Osteen Comfort Station

The National Trust for Historic Places (NTHP) has selected the Michigan Historic Preservation Network as one of the organizations to compete in the 2011 This Place Matters Community Challenge. The contest is intended to start a national conversation about the places that matter in our communities.

The Network has selected the Thelma Joyce Osteen Comfort Station in Old Town, Lansing Michigan as its project. The comfort station, built in the 1920s is a long-vacant historic commercial building in Lansing, Michigan. The building was originally affiliated with an interurban rail system and most recently used as a community gathering place. MHPN has decided to purchase and rehabilitate this unique vacant building for use as its own headquarters and tenant space. This will build MHPN's capacity for future rehabilitation projects.

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