Albion Interactive History / 108 West Porter Street

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / Buildings / Downtown

108 West Porter Street, c.1870

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Commercial Italianate Building

Three-story brick building with cast-iron window hood molding, cast-iron pilasters on the first floor. The building lost a fourth floor to a fire in 1919.

[Editorial note: 108 West Porter Street did not lose “a fourth floor to a fire in 1919” because this building only had 3 floors. See the c.1894 picture below. There was a fire in 1919 in the adjacent Eslow Hall (214-216 S. Superior St) where the fourth floor was lost on that building.]

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

Image Source: James B. Field, Souvenir of the City of Albion, 1894.

Sign over door on the first floor.

Image of a painted sign in an alley on the east wall of the building.

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