LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Historical Society of Greater Lansing's silent auction this month at the John F. Dye Water Conditioning Plant attracted about 200 people, some of whom just wanted to see the inside of the building.
The Lansing State Journal reports that they came to see its murals and ceramic fountain in the lobby, as well as its architecture. It was built in 1938 and is in the third year of a four-year, $10 million renovation by the Lansing Board of Water & Light.
Historical society president Valerie Marvin calls the plant one of the city's "hidden gems." It distributes 22 million gallons of water a day and was designed in an art deco style popular at the time.
Marvin says the fundraiser brought in $15,000.