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Re: Thelma Joyce Osteen Comfort Station
I can't find my notes right now but the Comfort station was built by the city as a comfort station (public bathroom) around 1913 and did serve as a stop on the MUR which ran down the middle of Grand River Ave and then north down the middle of Center St to a bridge over the PM. I donít think it was ever a stop on the LS&MS which terminated at a connection with the PM and Lansing Manufacturers RR (owned 50/50 by the MC and LS&MC) at Turner St a mile or so north. The LS&MS depot was at the foot of Condit St which no longer exists and was, IRC, basically where the current Lansing Center and City Market are now until it was demolished in 1938. The mp you are referring to if it is next to the Comfort Station is not a mp but a land line marker. The 1920 Official Guide entry is interesting as there is a 1925 letter in the newspaper about how nice it would be for the NYC and MC to use the same depot! By 11/1930 the NYC trains were motor cars and did operate into the MC/PM Union Station via the connection just south of the GTW.