Albion Interactive History / Streets / Michigan Avenue

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Michigan Ave

Michigan Ave, north side [from west to east]
34-323
34-324
34-325
35-301
35-215
35-211
35-210
35-209
35-207
35-206
35-203
35-202

Michigan Ave, south side [from east to west]
34-103
34-106
34-107
34-108
34-110
34-112
34-113
34-315
34-316
34-317
34-322

Description
In Albion’s early days, Michigan Avenue served as the northern boundary of thetown. Several prominent area families had homes and large farms on the northside of the street. As time passed many of these farms were sold and the landwas developed for residential and industrial use. Michigan Avenue was alsoformerly part of US 12, the main thoroughfarebetween Detroit and Chicago. Some of Albion’s greatest buildings can be seenalong this street including the campus of Albion College, GoodrichChapel and Susanna Wesley Hall,the Washington Gardner High School(today Open School), and the Parker Inn Hotel.While the street was often congested by traffic passing through, the streetscapereflected well on the city of Albion. When Interstate 94was opened in 1960, Michigan Avenue became less active, and results were feltthroughout the community. Some of the remaining grand architecture along thestreet still attests to the streets historical legacy. 











 




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