Historian, writer and research consultant David Votta has worked as History Librarian & Archivist for the Capital Area District Library since 2004. Previous to CADL he was employed at the Detroit Institute of Arts Research Library/Archives and as a freelance reporter for NPR affiliate WDET in Detroit. He has studied at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia and currently serves on more boards and commissions than he would like to think about.

2 responses to “Lost Lansing: To his country and his flag”

  1. kensington213

    Great article about Charles T. Foster! I was wondering if this was the Foster who Foster Street Elementary School was named after. Also, was the “Foster” wing at Sparrow Hospital named after Charles T. Foster…..

  2. David Votta

    Foster School was named after the street. Charles T. was the son of Theodore R. Foster who owned significant property in that area. The street was named after the family. The Sparrow wing is named after Walter Foster the nephew of Charles T. Walter is the attorney nakesake for the Foster, Swift, Collins and Smith.