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Islamic Center of East Lansing

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1979, Freeman, Smith and Associates. 920 S. Harrison Rd.
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

Muslims among the MSU student body requested their own house of worship. The modern mosque fits easily and compatibly with its neighbors—the University Lutheran Church and the University United Methodist Church. The prominent, stylized, onion-shaped dome on the three-sided minaret clearly defines and expresses the historic origins of the religious group it serves. There is no added decoration on the exterior to detract from the simple function of prayers required five times a day. The Islamic Center includes both a mosque and an Islamic school.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Islamic Center of East Lansing", [East Lansing, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 299-299.

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