LANSING | For the first time in 120 years, a historic Lansing building will not be occupied by a village department or organization. The building at 3404 Lake St., just off of Ridge Road in downtown Lansing is now Visible Music College, a full-accredited four-year Christian music school which will begin offering credit classes in August for the 2013-14 school year.
Although the building has undergone renovations to convert the space into individual classrooms and studios, one original part of the building will remain unchanged - a small room that contains jell cells that were in use when the police department occupied the building prior to construction of the current facility on 170th Street.
Over the years the building has also housed a courthouse, dispatch center, fire department and the village's building department. Most recently it served as offices of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce. According to Bill Snodgrass, Director of Operations for Visible Music College's Lansing campus, the lease agreement stipulated that the cells remain.
Snodgrass said that individuals interested in touring the facility can contact him at 708-251-1351. An open house for prospective students will take place on Saturday, April 5.
Look for a full story on the college in Friday's edition of the Times.