First location of Nation of Islam Temple No. 16

Site of the first Nation of Islam Mosque in Lansing.

In the early 1960s, the Nation of Islam Mosque No 16 opened on the second floor of a building at the corner of Main and Division in Lansing, MI. Malcolm X's brother, Philbert X (formerly Little), was the minister. At this time Malcolm was in Harlem ministering at Temple No. 7. The site of the building now lies under interstate 496 (Evolution of a Lansing Mosque).