Albion Interactive History / 401 South Superior Street

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / Buildings / Downtown

401-403 S. Superior Street, Putnam Block, 1890     

US Census Block # 34-226

Leon Claucherty

Commercial Romanesque Revival

Three-stories, with brick walls, some portions covered with stucco, and an angled main entrance. Rounded arch windows run along the third floor and projecting columns rise along the second and third floor. These columns, which imply turrets, continue through and beyond the cornice. The columns all had roofline finials, but all but two are now missing. A pressed metal cornice with modillions runs below a paneled parapet. Beneath the cornice is a broad band of terra cotta that is segmented by the engaged columns. A two-story oriel window is found at the south end of the west 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.

Source: Isaac Kremer, January 2004.

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