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Erie St E & W

Erie St E, north side [from east to west]
34-101
34-124
34-120
34-119
34-117
34-116
34-312
34-311
34-309

Erie St E, south side [from west to east]
34-226
34-220
34-213
34-219
34-218
34-217
34-216
34-215
34-201

Erie St W, north side [from east to west]
34-304
34-303
33-116
33-115
34-114
34-113
34-314
34-315
34-317

Erie St W, south side [from west to east]
33-313
33-203
33-202
33-201
34-302
34-301

Description
Brick paving is retained running one block east and one block west from Superior Street. Superior Street from the Lake Shore and Michigan Central Rail Road to Ash Street was paved in 1903. The next project appears to have been in 1910 when Superior Street from Ash Street to Irwin Street was paved.

Albion’s main street until arrival of the MichiganCentral Railroad in 1845. Then the city began to develop on a north southorientation along Superior Street, which intersects Erie near the center oftown. Still, some of the oldest towns and businesses can be seen along ErieStreet. On the west side of town, Erie passes by the OakMeadows and Grandview Heights housing projects. An large empty area of landcan also be seen in the Gasden/Culver street area where several homes weredemolished as part of the West Central Urban Renewal Project. Erie also intersects Albion’s historic downtown and the campus ofAlbion College. On the east side of town, the Michigan Central Railroad and theformer Interurban tracks followed Erie Street outof town. In Winter 2000 residents successfully opposed college plans to demolishseveral historic homes on Erie Street to make way for a large parking lot.















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