Albion Interactive History / 310 South Superior Street

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / Buildings / Downtown

310-312 S. Superior Street, Clift’s Block, c.1862

Block +
US Census Block # 34-304 (Block 61)

Style +
Commercial Italianate

Two-story brick building with semi-elliptical surrounds, capped by corbelled brick hoods with brick dentils. A frieze with dentil table and cornice with corbelled brick bracket caps the building Doors and display windows are surrounded by channeled pilasters.

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

Historic Preservation Notes +
Compliments to the owner for keeping this building in excellent condition. The painting nicely accentuates the architectural elements (round arched windows and cornice on the second floor). Suggestions for future modification include removing the pent roof awning between the 1st and 2nd floors, and replacing this with a rolling fabric awning consistent with the 1894 picture below. (January 2004)

Past Occupants
Built by John Clift c.1862

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

Sign located on south wall of the building.

Detail of first floor.

Alley separating 310 Superior St from 308 Superior St.

Source: Isaac Kremer, June 1999.

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