Albion Interactive History / 501 East Michigan Avenue

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / Buildings / Albion College

501 E. Michigan

Historic Designation +
Albion Area Historical Architectural Survey, 1985

Past Occupants
Harry Parker
Louis Norris, Albion College president
Albion College Alumni Office

The former Harry B. Parker home across from the Washington Gardner High School served as the college president’s home for many years until the move was made to the late Thomas Llloyd residence on VanWert Road in the 1970s.

Source: Isaac Kremer, 2000.

The official residence of Albion presidents, this house at the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Huron Street originally was the home of a prominent Albion industrialist, Harry Parker.

Source: Gildart, Robert. Albion College, 1835-1960, A History. Chicago: Donnelley Lakeside Press, 1961. p 212.

The home at 501 Michigan Avenue served four Albion presidents.

Source: Keith Fennimore. The Albion College Sesquicentennial History. Albion, Michigan: Albion College. 1985. p 548.

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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