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Turner-Dodge House Needs Expensive Repairs After Pipes Burst

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- Officials now have the estimated costs for the damage done to the historic Turner-Dodge House in Old Town after extensive water damage.

In January, the Lansing landmark faced water damage after a pipe burst causing water to cascade from the third floor of the building all the way down to the basement.

Officials say the repairs to the house will take thousands of dollars. The city of Lansing estimates the damages could be $50,000-$150,000 to repair.

The damage caused by a malfunction in the buildings sprinkler system is so extensive, the house won't be opening its doors until the summer according to our media partners at the City Pulse.

The home was built in 1855 to operate as a museum dedicated to the city's pioneers. Unfortunately the water caused damage to the sites antiquities including the dining room table and authentic wallpaper.

Turner-Dodge House officials say the funds to cover the restoration will come from insurance coverage or the Capital Improvements Project Fund. They hope the house will be open by June.

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