Albion Interactive History / Blocks / 34218

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / Albion Interactive Map / Blocks

US Census Block # 34-218

Addition +
Plat of the Village of Albion in Calhoun County Michigan, 1836 [partial]
Allen Place Subdivision, 1914 [partial]
Fairview Addition to the City of Albion, 1919 [partial]

Adjacent Streets +
North – Erie St, East – Elizabeth St, West – Allen Pl

Adjacent Blocks +
NW 34-117, N 34-117, NE 34-117, E 34-217,SE 34-213, S 34-213, SW 34-213, W 34-219

Buildings +

Erie St
510
510 Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity House (1937)
510 Alpha Tau Omega (1944)

6. Mystery Octagon House. The home appears in the 1858 Map of Calhoun County, but no name/owner is given on the map. The 1866 Bird’s Eye Drawing is very similar to the McGee Octagon home. The report, “A History of the Octagonal Homes of Albion” by Phyllis McDonald (1978), p. 11, suggests that McGee might have lived here and built both octagonal homes. The 1869 Village Directory does not list a home on this site, while the 1873 Atlas shows a new home at the site, which was then owned by E.W. Lawyer. Perhaps the Octagon house suffered a fire and had to be demolished. It would have been located on the SE corner of E. Erie and Allen Place. [Source: Passic, 1988]

514 Erie St
514
514 Carrie Howlett, Grace Spear (1937)
514 Grace O Spear, D C Boyd (1944)

Elizabeth St
400
408
410
412
414
416
418
420
422

Allen Pl
407
409
411
413
415
417

Historical Maps +
1858 Map of Calhoun County
1866 Rugers Birdseye View
1873 Atlas of Calhoun County
1907 Sanborn Insurance Map
1913 Sanborn Insurance Map
1918 Sanborn Insurance Map
1931 Sanborn Insurance Map

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