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Adobe House (1840s-1986)
    Demolished 1986  

Block +
US Census Block # 34-108 (Block 95c)

Historic Preservation Notes +
One of many buildings demolished by Albion College to satisfy the need for future campus expansion. College leaders showed poor judgment demolishing one of the last adobe houses in the State of Michigan. If properly restored this house could have been used to draw attention to the unique history and architecture in Albion. Instead, a lonely plot of grass rests in its place in addition to the two remaining houses on this block.

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Past Occupants
The Adobe House, located on the northwest corner of N. Hannah and E.Perry Sts., was erected in the 1840s. It was one of the last of its kind in the state of Michigan before being demolished in 1986amidst much controversy. Today [2001] the site remains vacant.

Source: Frank Passic. A Pictorial History of Albion, Michigan; From the Archives of the Albion Historical Society. Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corporation. 1991.

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