Interactive Downtown Albion / 214-216 South Superior Street

Historical Name: Eslow Hall
Street Address: 
214-216 S. Superior Street
Block Name: 
Building Date: 
c. 1868
Arch. Style: 
Commercial Italianate

Architectural Description
The three-story brick building has semi-circular ogee hood moldings above round arched windows at the second and third floors. Cast iron columns divide the storefront windows.

Historical Information
Champion Eslow’s blacksmith shop stood on this corner until about 1867 when the present brick structure was built by the Eslow and his son. Adjoining was a movie picture theater, “The Bijou.” A hotel was at the rear of the building beyond the arched entrance to West Alley. Through this alley you reached the outdoor Air-Drome theater. Recently Eslow Hall was occupied by an antiques store, but that recently closed and was replaced by a used furniture store.