The Ottawa Power Station located in Downtown Lansing was built in 1939 by the Lansing Board of Water & Light and served the Lansing community with electricity and steam until it was decommissioned in 1992. A portion of the building was used for steam service from 2001-2009 but the building was mostly empty until the collaborative effort from the Accident Fund, Christman Company and the City of Lansing brought it back to life as the new national headquarters for the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.
Originally costing $4 million to construct, the $180 million renovation project took about 2 years to complete. Today it stands as a wonderful reminder of our past with all the functionality of a modern building. The building was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.