Holland Park, 1975
Description by Charles W. Jones in 1976 Annual Report. “Another contribution to Albion that was completed in 1975 is one that gives me a great deal of personal satisfaction, Holland Park. This multi-purpose facility is slated for possible expansion in 1976 as its is already utilized to capacity. Just as the man whose name it bears, this park will serve the community with dignity and stability.”
Located on the west side of town, bounded by Cass St., Albion St., Michigan St.,and Dalrymple St. Today the park has playground equipment, pavilion, andbasketball courts. The park also marks a significant chapter in Albion’s racialhistory. Near the center of the park is the space where the WestWard School formerly stood.
Adjacent to the park and former school, are the ruins of the GaleManufacturing Company. While students attended the West Ward School, GaleManufacturing was in full operation. Residents recount how sometimes the smokeand ash fell so thickly from Gale, that someone who stood near the school couldhardly see in front of themselves.
Source: Isaac Kremer, 2001