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Shaw Lane Power Plant

West Shaw Lane at Red Cedar Road
East Lansing MI United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Finished1948
Building Uses
 - electrical
Structural Types
 - lowrise
Architectural Style
 - neo-gothic
Materials
 - brick


Description
- This was Michigan State University's fourth power plant, constructed during the time when the university was still known as Michigan State College.

- The plant served as MSU's main power plant until 1975 when the modern T.B. Simon Power Plant on the southern end of South Campus took over as the university's main power source.

- The plant served as an electrical substation from 1975 until 2006 when the plant was completely taken off line.

- The plant's brick chimney was originally constructed to a height of 250 feet, but was lowered in height by 5 feet in 1981 when the corbel head was removed from the top. After attempts to save it it was deemed a dangerous structure and carefully deconstructed in May 2011.

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