Almost all of us have driven past the old John Bean building, located at the corner of South Cedar Street and Christiancy at least one hundred times in our lives. But what was the original purpose? Well, according to many on the Facebook page of the Historical Society of Greater Lansing, there were many. Even today the building houses many different offices and continues to be a productive site in the city,

I recently purchased a group of photos from what seem to be the late 40's and early 50's of the building as it was then. So I thought I would share them here and see what memories it holds for you.