Albion Interactive History / Events / 1940

Albion Interactive History

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1940, Brick repaving of Superior Street


Superior Street in downtown Albion was repaved with new paving bricks in the summer of 1940 a a cost of $55,319. Here we see work beign done in preparation for the laying of a new concrete base. The 1940 bricks were replaced with new ones in 1993.

New utility lines and storm drains were laid under Superior Street as part of the 1940 repaving project. Steve Marvin (right) is shown walking across the street in this reconstruction photograph.

Parallel parking was instituted in downtown Albion following the laying of new street bricks in 1940. The pavement carried two lanes of traffic each way on busy M-99, as shown in this scene from the mid-1940’s. On the left in the Sheldon Block is Parks Drug Store, a long-time Albion business, followed by the Morris Variety Store.

Source: Frank Passic. Albion in the 20th Century. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing. 2002.

Bricks are lined up along the sidewalks in the summer of 1940, as Superior St. is paved.

Source: Frank Passic. A Pictorial History of Albion, Michigan; From the Archives of the Albion Historical Society. Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corporation. 1991.