Albion Interactive History / Victory Park

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Victory Park, 1919
 
    

Albion’s largest park, Victory Park, opened in 1919 in honor of those who served in World War I. The land for the park was located on property originally owned by William H. Brockway, and waspurchased by the city from his son-in-law, Dr. SamuelDickie. The dam at Victory Park provided water power to Albion for many years, and still provides a pleasant view. The stone wall along the riverbank was installed during the 1930s as part of a Works Progress Administration project. The Albion Band Shell was erected in Victory Park in 1941, and has proven to be an excellent location for concerts and musical entertainment.A fresh water spring is located near thenorth part of the park, and nearby is the SkatingShelter. On the south end of town, on the hill that was originally the homefor William H. Brockway, is a popular sled hill used by people of all agesduring the winter.


Albion’s largest park, Victory Park, opened in 1919 in honor of those who served in World War I. The land for the park was located on property originally owned by William H. Brockway, and was purchased by the city from his son-in-law, Dr. Samuel Dickie. The dam at Victory Park provided water power to Albion for many years, and still provides a pleasant view. The stone wall along the riverbank was installed during the 1930s as part of a Works Progress Administration project.

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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