1932, Description of Albion
In 1932 the city of Albion is served by a varied system of transportation facilities, business and professional concerns and industrial enterprises comprising in all 325 firms and individuals. Civic improvements include two and one-half miles of paved streets and eight concrete bridges. Its public buildings are comparatively new and modern in every respect.
Albion has two railroads, two bus lines, a hotel, one public library, a post office, a hospital, one bank, one building and loan association, 34 groceries, five meat markets, six shoe stores, five drug stores, four millinery stores, two flouring mills, two lumber companies, one creamery, 14 industries, four bakeries, four dry goods stores, eight barber shops, nine confectionery stores, 12 restaurants, two blacksmith shops, five shoe repair shops, two tailoring establishments, three florists, one newspaper, three job printing concerns, five billiard rooms, seven dairies, one jewelry stores, nine automobile agencies, three beauty parlors, one furniture store, four men’s clothing stores, five fuel dealers, two hardware stores, one chicken hatchery, two ice plants, one music store, three optometrists, two variety stores, two luncheon clubs, nine physicians, five dentists, two chiropractic and two osteopathic physicians, four attorneys, five electricians, 66 mason work and carpenter contractors, two funeral directors, 36 painters and wall paper hangers and wire plumbers, 16 churches.
Source: Lloyd Kusch in Krenerick, Miriam. Milestones and Memories. 1932.