The City

Collegeville (1887, 1895)
College Delta (1898, 1899)
Oakwood (1899)
Cedar Banks (1900)
College Grove (1903)
Fairview (1904, 1905)
College Heights (1904)

Charter of 1907

Avondale (1913)
Bungalow Knolls (1916)
Chesterfield Hills (1916)
Ardson (1919)
Ridgeley Park (1921)
Strathmore (1925)
Glen Cairn (1926)

The Campus




Interactive Map

Sites on the National and State Historic Registers

Complete list of
Significant Structures


Cedar Banks (1900)

Map by the author, based on Newman, 1915.

Dwight Harrison, youngest son of the Harrison family, attempted to get in on the residential speculation by platting a portion of his inheritance at the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Harrison Road. A pair of crossing streets were named for his late parents, Almond and Eliza Harrison. This subdivision never really took off—Newman’s 1915 map only shows two buildings on its 32 lots.

No trace of Cedar Banks, nor of two neighboring streets to the west in Lansing Township (Euclid and Prospect), remains today. By around 1920, Cedar Banks had become the site of the East Lansing city dump, which remained active until the late 1940s or early 1950s. Ultimately, the land was acquired by M.S.U. and beginning in 1954 was replaced by the Brody Complex of residence halls.[CAPBlog, 10 Nov 2017. CAPBlog, 17 Oct 2017. Miller, p. 80]


The Spirit of Michigan State

by J. Bruce McCristal