Albion Interactive History / 200 South Superior Street

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / Buildings / Downtown

200-202 S. Superior Street, Callahan Block, c.1869
Commercial Italianate




Three-story, two store front, brick building with arched second and third floor windows. Four oculus windows, currently closed in, are found on the first story, north elevation.

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.

This building on the southwest corner of S. Superior and E. Center Street was once the home of the Jewett & Knapp Dry Goods, as shown in this 1894 photo. J.W. Knapp later moved his establishment to Lansing, where it grew into a major department store. To the left is howard Hall. It served as a major meeting center in the late 19th century.

This very unusual photograph of Superior St. taken with a wide angle lens formed a triple postcard which was sold at Bullen’s Big Busy Store.

Detail of window hood.

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