Albion Interactive History / 117 West Center Street

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / Buildings / Downtown

117-121 West Center Street, Warehouse

Historic Designation +
Albion Area Historical Architectural Survey, 1985
National Register Listed, August 18, 1997

Past Occupants
Albion Auto Sales Chrysler Dealership
Albion Recorder printing shop

Architecture
One-story cinder block building with no detailing. Postdates period of significance.

 

Source: National Park Service; Superior Street Commercial Historic District Registration Form. Prepared by Lloyd Baldwin. October 1996.


The Albion Auto Sales Chrysler dealership on the corner of South Clinton and West Center Streets was one of several dealerships that were located in downtown Albion, as shown in this 1954 photograph. In the distance can be seen the Albion Evening Recorder newspaper sign and the Bohm Theatre. Downtown parking meters kept customers moving, as shown by the gentleman on the left who is feeding the meter.

Source: Frank Passic. Albion in the 20th Century. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing. 2002.

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