lack and white postcard from approximately 1907 showing a view of Washington Avenue, looking north, in downtown Lansing, Michigan. The State Capitol is visible in the background, and the six story Hotel Downey is at the end of the block. The hotel was built in 1887, and expanded in 1907. In 1912 a devastating fire destroyed the building, but it was rebuilt and the hotel remained in service until 1939, when it was demolished to make room for Knapp's department store. The inscription on the postcard reads, "This is Roosevelt day, & I have seen the President. A grand sight. Papa." which refers to President Theodore Roosevelt's trip to Lansing in 1907.