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Albion College (1861-present)

1861.02.25: Founders Day, Amendment of charter to create Albion College

1862: Gale Manufacturing move to Albion, NW corner of Cass and Superior.
1862: Downtown, 310-312 S. Superior Street, Clift's Block (c.1862). Commercial Italianate.

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1864

1865.02.25: College charter amended to create the Albion College Endowment Fund Committee
1865: Downtown, 115 S. Superior, Fire House (1865). Commercial building.
1865: Downtown, 110-112 East Erie Street (c.1865). Commercial Italianate building.

1866: College Centenary Canvass begun to raise funds for the endowment.
1866: Downtown, 113 West Porter Street (c.1866). Commercial Italianate building.

1867.09.16: Albion College apoints Kate A. Jocelyn teacher of music
1867.09.17: School districts united into the Albion Union Schools. P6
1867.10.10: School board rent Old Presbyterian church for "higher grades." P7
1867: Downtown, 117-119 S. Superior (1867). Commercial Italianate.

School Board: 1867-68, Andrew M. Fitch, moderator/presiding officer, Wellington Bidwell, director/secretary, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, treasurer, Augustus J. Gale, Samuel V. Irwin, Phineas Graves

1868: Eslow Hall hotel constructed, 214-216 S. Superior.
1868.03.04: College faculty approved "publishing a College periodical by the Students."
1868.04: Publication of the first issue of the "College Standard"
1868: Downtown, 101-113 S. Superior (c.1868). Commercial Italianate.
1868: Downtown, 215 S. Superior Street (c.1868). Commercial Italianate.
1868: Downtown, 309-311 S. Superior Street, Bullen's Block (c.1868). Commercial Italianate.
1868: Downtown, 404-414 S. Superior Street, Peabody Block (c.1868). Commercial Italianate.
1868: Downtown, 300-302 S. Superior Street, Banking Block (c.1868). Commercial Italianate.
1868: Downtown, 214-216 S. Superior Street, Eslow Hall (c. 1868). Commercial Italianate.
1868: Downtown, 208 S. Superior Street, Maher Building (c.1868). Commercial Italianate.
1868: Downtown, 108 West Porter Street (c.1868). Commercial Italianate building.

School Board: 1868-69, Andrew M. Fitch, moderator/presiding officer, Wellington Bidwell, director/secretary, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, treasurer, Augustus J. Gale, Samuel V. Irwin, Phineas Graves


1869: Albion Opera House built at 223-225 S. Superior.
1869: Schools close North Division school. P5
1869.02.17: College president Jocelyn submits resignation to be effective 17 June 1869.
1869.03: Schools sell Old Presbyterian, school year ended early. P9
1869: School board orders construction of East Ward, North Ward, and South Ward buildings. P10
1869.06.02: College trustees approve president salary of $1800 plus a house.
1869.08: College rustees offer presidency to Rev. J. LaGrange McKown.
1869.08.12: Perrine declines college presidency by letter.
1869: Downtown, 223-225 S. Superior Street, Albion Opera House (1869). Commercial Italianate.
1869: Downtown, 200-202 S. Superior Street, Callahan Block (c.1869). Commercial Italianate.

School Board: 1869-70, Andrew M. Fitch, moderator/presiding officer, Phineas Graves, director/secretary, James W. Sheldon, treasurer, Augustus J. Gale, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, Wellington Bidwell



1870: Ladies Library Association formed.
1870: Jesse Crowell and Albion Company bankrupt, James W. Sheldon settle debts.
1870: East Division school demolished and replaced by East Ward School. P5
1870.03.16: College, Repairs on boarding hall and details on finishing South Hall.
1870.03.17: College, Trustees borrow $10,000 and President McKown released from college duties.
1870.05.19: College Standard renamed The Annalist, a semi-monthly publication.
1870.06.16: College, William B. Silber elected 3rd president of Albion College.
1870.06: College, Class gift: a pile of thirteen boulders dedicated by Isaac H. Riddick.
1870.Spring: College, Work on South Hall resumed.
1870.12.13: College, Dedication of South Hall.
1870: Downtown, 213 S. Superior Street (c.1870). Commercial Italianate.
1870: Downtown, 313-315 S. Superior Street, Brockway Block (c.1870). Commercial Italianate.
1870: Downtown, 212 S. Superior Street (c.1870). Commercial Italianate.
1870: Downtown, 116 S. Superior Street, Cascarelli Block (c.1870). Commercial Italianate.
1870: Downtown, 114 S. Superior Street, Cascarelli Block (c.1870). Commercial Italianate.
1870: Downtown, 105 West Porter Street (c.1870). Commercial Italianate Building.
1870: Downtown, 110 West Porter Street (c.1870). Commercial building.
1870: Downtown, 102-104 East Erie Street (c.1870). Commercial Italianate building.

School Board: 1870-71, Andrew M. Fitch, moderator/presiding officer, Phineas Graves, director/secretary, James W. Sheldon, treasurer, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, Wellington Bidwell, Augustus J. Gale


1871: Little Red Schoolhouse closed with opening of West Ward school. P4
1871.06.13: College, Silber removed, Jocelyn re-elected president.
1871.09: College, David Preston, a Detroit banker begins a 2-year $60,000 fund drive.

School Board: 1871-72, Andrew M. Fitch, moderator/presiding officer, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, director/secretary, James W. Sheldon, treasurer, Phineas Graves, Augustus J. Gale, William D. Fox


1872.01.19: Plat registered, 63 lots, "J.G. Wright's Addition to the Village of Albion."
1872: Lake Shore and Southern Michigan railroads arrive in Albion
1872: Sheldon Block built by James W. Sheldon at 314-318 S. Superior St.
1872.Fall: Frank McClellan hired as first school superintendent. P11
1872.11: Classes open at Central School. P11
1872.06: College, Class gift: portrait of Jocelyn over class rostrum.
1872.Fall: College, Albion opens high school.
1872: Downtown, 314-318 S. Superior, Sheldon Block (1872). Commercial 2nd Empire.

1872.01.19: J.G. Wright’s Addition to the Village of Albion, 63 lots
Signed; James G. Wright
Witness: G.A. Tichinor, J.S. Miller

School Board: 1872-73, Andrew M. Fitch, moderator/presiding officer, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, director/secretar, James W. Sheldon, treasurer, Phineas Graves, Augustus J. Gale, William D. Fox

1873.Summer: West Ward school constructed. P11
1873: College, Baseball field created on Union Square.
1873: College, Anna Howard Shaw arrives as student.
1873.09.15: College, David Preston presents $60,635 to college.
School Board: 1873-74, Lafayette Silliman, moderator/presiding officer, Theron Soule, director/secretary, James W. Sheldon, treasurer, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, Augustus J. Gale, John Fanning

1874.01.15: Plat registered, 22 lots, "M.A. Daugherty's Addition to the Village of Albion."
1874.10.16: Plat registered, 35 lots, "Barnes Addition to the Village of Albion."
1874.06.27: College, Discontinue reading deportment standings in public.
1874.09: College, Albion Common Council approves vacating Ingham St.

1874.01.15: M.A. Daugherty’s Addition to the Village of Albion, 22 lots
Registered, January 15, 1874
Signed: Myron A. Daugherty

1874.10.16: Barnes Addition to the Village of Albion, 35 lots
Signed: Henry H. Barnes, Samantha S. Barnes
Witness: Mary L. Barnes, Eugene P. Robertson

School Board: 1874-75, Lafayette Silliman, moderator/presiding officer, John P. Stoddard, director/secretary, James W. Sheldon, treasurer, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, Theron Soule, John Fanning,

1875: Augustus Porter Gardner house built at 509 S. Superior.
1875: College, Depression of 1873 wipes out entire senior class. No graduation exercises.
1875: Downtown, 509 S. Superior Street, Augustus Porter Gardner House and Museum (1875). Second Empire.
1875: Downtown, 106-108 East Erie Street, Hayes Block (c.1875). Second Empire, Italianate commercial building.

School Board: 1875-76, Lafayette Silliman, moderator/presiding officer, John P. Stoddard, director/secretary, James W. Sheldon, treasurer, Theron Soule, John Fanning, Elliott W. Hollingsworth

1876.06: First graduating class of seven students from Albion High School. P14
1876.05: College, Delta Tau Delta chapter established at Albion College. F309
1876: College, Class gift: portrait of George Washington, copy of Charles Gilbert Stuart portrait.

School Board: 1876-77, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, moderator/presiding officer, John P. Stoddard, director/secretary, James W. Sheldon, treasurer, Theron Soule, Elliott W. Hollingsworth, John Fanning


1877.06.22: E.C. Thompson elected to replace McClellan as superintendent. P13
1877.10.08: Fire partially damaged the Central School. P14
1877.12.29: Plat registered, 109 lots, "Irwin's Addition to Albion."
1877.01.27: College, President Jocelyn died 1:45am. James H. Hopkins named acting president.
1877.01.30: College, President Jocelyn laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery.
1877: College, William H. Perrine publish a brief "History of Albion College."
1877.06.19: College, Board of Trustees elect L.R. Fiske president of Albion College.
1877.06.20: College, L.R. Fiske named chair of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy
1877.12.16: College, L.R. Fiske inaugurated on College Day.

1877.12.29 (1877.11.15): Irwin’s Addition to Albion, 109 lots

School Board: 1877-78, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, moderator/presiding officer, Phineas Graves, director/secretary, James W. Sheldon, treasurer, Henry Montgomery Dearing, Elliott W. Hollingsworth, John Fanning

1878: Fire Department steam drawn engine purchased.
1878: Downtown, 119-127 N. Superior Street, Parker-Kessler Block (c.1878). Commercial Italianate.

School Board: 1878-79, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, moderator/presiding officer, Phineas Graves, director/secretary, James W. Sheldon, treasurer, Henry Montgomery Dearing, Elliott W. Hollingsworth, John Fanning

1879.11.05: Second fire occurs at the Central School. P14

School Board: 1879-80, James W. Sheldon, moderator, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, director/secretary, Henry Montgomery Dearing, treasurer, John Fanning, Charles F. Austin, Eugene P. Robertson



1880-1910: Wave of Eastern European immigration to Albion, population doubles to 5,833. O2
1880's: Dust explosion at Gale Manufacturing, knocking out a huge portion of the south wall. P37
1880: Description of Albion.
1880: Knickerbocker Grain elevator built on site of Bohm Theater.
1880.11.15: Plat registered, 62 lots, "Henderson and Hall's Addition to Albion."
1880: Downtown, Market Place, Knickerbocker Elevator (1880).
1880: Downtown, 117 N. Superior Street, Parker-Kessler Block (c.1880). Commercial Italianate.

1880.11.15 (10.28.1880): Henderson & Hall’s Addition to Albion, 62 lots
Signed: Charles B. Hall; Ezra C. Robertson

School Board: 1880-81, James W. Sheldon, moderator, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, director/secretary, Henry Montgomery Dearing, treasurer, Charles F. Austin, Eugene P. Robertson, William Howard

1881: School library established at the Central School. P16

School Board: 1881-82, John Fanning, moderator, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, director/secretary, Henry Montgomery Dearing, treasurer, James W. Sheldon, Eugene P. Robertson, William Howard

1882: Michigan Central Railroad Depot built after earlier depot destroyed.
1882: College, 14 page pamphlet title "A Thorough Revision of Plans of Operation" published.
1882.12.21: College, Prof Samuel Dickie asks Board of Trustees to let him raise funds for an observatory.
1882: Downtown, 300 North Eaton, Michigan Central Railroad Passenger Depot (1882). Transportation building.

School Board: 1882-83, John Fanning, moderator, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, director/secretary, Henry Montgomery Dearing, treasurer, Eugene P. Robertson, Charles F. Austin, William Howard

1883.05.01: Floyd Elliot Starr born at "the Abraham Powers place" outside Decatur, Michigan. F2
1883: College, Delta Gamma sorority founded. F311
1883.06.19: College, Trustees locate site, procure plans, decide on building style, and procure instruments for Observatory.

School Board: 1883-84, John Fanning, moderator, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, director/secretary, Henry Montgomery Dearing, treasurer, Eugene P. Robertson, Eugene F. Mills

Note: Board membership reduced to five members.

1884: Telephone service begun.
1884.03: First issue of High School News published, lasts one year. P74
1884.07.01: Plat registered, 37 lots, "Munroes Addition to the Village of Albion."
1884.01: College, First issue of the Pleiad.
1884.06: College, Observatory dedicated.
1884.03: College, Albion wins first football game vs. Olivet College, 10-5. F323

1884.07.01: Munroes Addition to the Village of Albion, 37 lots
Signed: Stephen Munroe, proprietor; Samuel Dickie, Surveyor
Witness: Frank B. Snyder; Samuel Dickie

School Board: 1884-85, John Fanning, moderator/president, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, director/secretary, Henry Montgomery Dearing, treasurer, Eugene P. Robertson, Eugene F. Mills

Note: March 12, 1885, incorporated as Albion Public Schools. Board membership increased back to six members.


1885: Albion incorporated as a city.
1885.03.12: Charter granted by state legislature organized the Albion school system into a graded district. P14
1885.04.22: First school board meeting of Albion Public Schools. P14
1885: East and West wings were added to the Central School building at a cost of $9,900. P16
1885: Downtown, 107 East Cass Street, Waterworks Building (1885). Brick.
1885: Downtown, 119 West Erie Street (1885). English Gothic Revival Church.

City Council
Charles F. Austin (1), Mayor
Charles H. Foster (1), City Clerk
James A. Anderson (1), John P. Burns (1), Frank F. Cole (1), Augustus J. Gale (1), E.F. Mills (1), John C. Rousseau (1), Orris W. Robertson (1), George E. Warner (1)
Wellington B. Crane (1), City Treasurer
John Phipps (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1885-86, Eugene P. Robertson, president, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, secretary, Henry Montgomery Dearing, treasurer, Eugene F. Mills, John Fanning, Charles F. Austin


1886: Groff Brothers lumber yard built at 109-115 E.Cass St.
1886: College, Sigma Chi Fraternity founded. F311
1886.03.29-30: College, Teachers Institute brings visiting teachers to Albion. F272
1886.Fall: College, Albion Business College opens.
1886: Downtown, NC 109-115 East Cass Street, Groff Brothers Lumber Yard (c.1886)

City Council
Robert J. Frost (1), Mayor
Charles H. Foster (2), City Clerk
James A. Anderson (2), John P. Burns (2), Frank F. Cole (2), Augustus J. Gale (2), E.F. Mills (2), Lafayette G. Rafter (1), John C. Rousseau (2), George A. Yost (1)
John Fanning (1), City Treasurer
Nicholas Plough (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1886-87, Henry Montgomery Dearing, president, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, secretary, Eugene P. Robertson, treasurer, Eugene F. Mills, John Fanning, Charles F. Austin


1887: Estey Organ purchased for Central School. P16
1887.01.12: Fire occurs at the East Ward School. P14
1887.08.08: E.C. Thomspon resigns as superintendent, Warren C. Hull selected as successor. P114
1887: College, Alpha Chi Omega and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority founded. F311
1887: Downtown, 210 S. Superior Street (c.1887). Commercial Late Victorian.

City Council
E.F. Mills (1), Mayor
William W. Austin (1), City Clerk
John P. Burns (3), Samuel D. Barr (1), William H. Brockway (1), Joseph W. Clark (1), Eugene D. Comstock (1), Charles W. Dalrymple (1), William S. Price (1), L.J. Wolcott (1)
John Fanning (2), City Treasurer
John Phipps (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1887-88, Henry Montgomery Dearing, president, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, secretary, Eugene P. Robertson, treasurer, Eugene F. Mills, John Fanning, Charles F. Austin


1888: Electrical service begun
1888: Gale Manufacturing move to new factory on Albion St.
1888: Albion Malleable Iron Company was founded in old Gale plant, and soon become major employer. P41
1888.10.30: Plat registered, 144 lots, "G.F. Bunday's Addition to the Village of Albion."
1888: College, Electrical service begun
1888.Fall: College, The Department of Oratory introduced.
1888.Fall: College, Graduation from a public high school becomes admission requirement.
1888.03.17: College, Delegates from Albion, Michigan State, Olivet, and Hillsdale meet to discuss formation of an intercollegiate athletic organization. F325
1888: Downtown, 601 S. Superior Street (1888). Gothic Revival.

1888.10.30: G.F. Bunday’s Addition to the City of Albion, 144 lots
Signed: George F. Bunday, Mattie W. Bunday
Witness: H.M. Dearing, George V. Dearing

City Council
E.F. Mills (2), Mayor
William W. Austin (2), City Clerk
John P. Burns (4), Samuel D. Barr (2), William H. Brockway (2), Joseph W. Clark (2), Eugene D. Comstock (2), Charles W. Dalrymple (2), William S. Price (2), L.J. Wolcott (2)
John Fanning (3), City Treasurer
Frank N. Austin (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1888-89, Henry Montgomery Dearing, president, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, secretary, Eugene P. Robertson, treasurer, Eugene F. Mills, John Fanning, Charles F. Austin


1889: College, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity founded. Inactive 1889-1983. F311

City Council
Robert J. Frost (1), Mayor
William W. Austin (3), City Clerk
George W. Bortles (1), W.C. Durkee (fill vacancy) (1), Charles W. Dalrymple (3), Charles B. Gale (1), George Howard (1), William E. Slowey (1), J.R. Sackett (fill vacancy) (1), L.J. Wolcott (3)
John Fanning (4), City Treasurer
Henry F. Gutches (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1889-90, Henry Montgomery Dearing, president, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, secretary, Eugene P. Robertson, treasurer, Eugene F. Mills, John Fanning, Charles F. Austin



1890's: Starr, Floyd Starr moves with his parents to Marshall. F5
1890: ELT (Emitte Lucem Tuum) literary club formed.
1890: Schools, High School faculty.
1890.09.05: Plat registered, 32 lots, "Irwin and Hodges Addition to Albion."
1890: Downtown, 401 S. Superior Street, Putnam Block (1890). Commercial Romanesque Revival.
1890: Downtown, 110 S. Superior Street, Cascarelli Block (c.1890). Commercial Romanesque.

1890.09.05: Irwin and Hodges Addition to Albion, 32 lots
Signed: Emelie T. Irwin; Samuel Hodges; Addie Hodges

City Council
Eugene P. Robertson (1), Mayor
F.D. Rodenbush (1), City Clerk
George W. Bortles (2), Lain Brown (1), C. Howard Daskam (1), Willard C. Durkee (2), Charles B. Gale (2), George Howard (2), William E. Slowey (2), J.R. Sackett (2)
John Fanning (5), City Treasurer
Henry F. Gutches (2), City Marshal

School Board: 1890-91, Henry Montgomery Dearing, president, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, secretary, Eugene P. Robertson, treasurer, John G. Brown, John Fanning, Charles F. Austin


1891.08.15: Plat registered, 95 lots, "Irwin’s Second Addition."
1891: College, "Souvenir of Albion" published, advertising college F292
1891: College, Albion football defeats University of Michigan 10-4. F323
1891.Fall: Schools, First competitive football team formed. P105
1891.12.22: College, Construction of Gymnasium announced. F 289
1891.12.22: College, Board of Trustees receive proposal and challenge grant to build Bliss Memorial Library. F292

1891.08.15 (1891.07.31, Henry Dearing): Irwin’s Second Addition, 95 lots
Signed: Emelie T. Irwin, widow of Samuel Irwin
Witness: Henry M. Dearing; P.M. Dearing

City Council
Isaac N. Sibley (1), Mayor
F.D. Rodenbush (2), City Clerk
John G. Brown (1), Lain Brown (2), C. Howard Daskam (2), N.T. Kirk (fill vacancy) (1), John C. Rousseau (1), Samuel M. Reed (1), F.M. Taylor (1), Walter M. Watson (1)
George W. Schneider (1), City Treasurer
Frank A. Graham (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1891-92, Charles F. Austin, president, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, secretary, Henry Montgomery Dearing, treasurer, John G. Brown, Delos Fall, Dr. Elizabeth Palmer (first woman board member)


1892.05.03: Plat registered, ? lots, "Washington Gardner’s #1 Addition to the City of Albion."
1892.05.08: Plat registered, 12 lots, "Irwin’s Third Addition to the City of Albion."
1892.09.26: Plat registered, 12 lots, "Comstocks Subdivision of the Irwin Addition."
1892.01.06: College, Fire in small room of Chemistry laboratory in Central Building caused by defective chimney flue. Put out before major damage. F295
1892.Winter: College, Bell House moved to S.A. Wilder and So. Lumber Co. Razed 1970's for storage facilities.
1892: College, State Legislature set pattern of course work needed to be a teacher. F.273
1892.06.17: College, James McMillan, US Senator by urging of Washington Gardner, former US Senator, writes letter pledging $20,000 for construction of laboratory building. F296
1892.06.22: College, Board of Trustees gratefully recognizes gift. Authorizes $10,000 loan.
1892.Fall: College, Construction of Gymnasium completed. F290
1892.11.22: College, L.R. Fiske, Delos Fall, and eight others present petition for closing of Oswego St. to the common council.

1892.05.03 (1892.04.18): Washington Gardner’s #1 Addition to the City of Albion
Signed: Washington Gardner; Anna L. Gardner
Witness: C.M. Mordoff, M.B. Weeks

1892.05.08 (1892.04.05): Irwin’s Third Addition to the City of Albion, 12 lots
Signed: Emelie T. Irwin, widow of Samuel Irwin

Irwin disaster in real estate market. Area largely swamp, people not want to locate there. Subdivided many times.

1892.09.26: Comstocks Subdivision of the Irwin Addition, 12 lots
Signed: Eugene D. Comstock, Elgin H. Sleeper, Edith C. Sleeper

City Council
Henry D. Thomason (1), Mayor
C.H. Knickerbocker (1), City Clerk
Lain Brown (3), John G. Brown (2), Henry W. Crittenden (1), George R. Carver (1), John C. Rousseau (2), Samuel M. Reed (2), F.M. Taylor (2), Walter M. Watson (2)
George W. Schneider (2), City Treasurer
William S. Price (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1892-93, Charles F. Austin, president, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, secretary, Henry Montgomery Dearing, treasurer, John G. Brown, Delos Fall, Dr. Elizabeth Palmer

1893.05.02: Plat registered, 36 lots, "Gale Addition."
1893.01.19: College, LR. Fiske and J.W. Sheldon present to Council request for closing Oswego St. Passed. F298
1893.02.02: College, Trustees move to build laboratory. Construction starts winter 1893. F299
1893.03.14: College, Common Council pass petition granting college all right to Union Square. F300
1893.05.11: College, Cornerstone for laboratory laid at 3:30pm. F300
1893.10: College, President Fiske presents "Historical Address." F304
1893: Schools, Construction of north addition to Central School building east and west wings. P16

1893.05.02: Gale Addition, 36 lots
Signed: Flora E. Gale
Witness: George V. Dearing, W.O. Donoghue

City Council
Henry D. Thomason (2), Mayor
Palmer M. Dearing (1), William H. Manning (1) (fill vacany), City Clerk
William H. Manning (fill vacancy) (1), Lain Brown (4), John C. Rousseau (3), George R. Carver (2), Calvin T. Smith (1), Henry W. Crittenden (2), Walter M. Watson (3), Samuel M. Reed (3), D.B. Waldo (fill vacancy) (1)
J.D. Mapes (1), City Treasurer
William S. Price (2), City Marshal

School Board: 1893-94, Charles F. Austin, president, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, secretary, Henry Montgomery Dearing, treasurer, John G. Brown, Delos Fall, Dr. Elizabeth Palmer


1894.06: College, Trustees gain $12,000 per year. $6,000 from faculty salary cuts, trustees contribute $2,000 and each conference $2,000.

City Council
William B. Knickerbocker (1), Mayor
Frank Laberteaux (1), City Clerk
Charles W. Dalrymple (1), John C. Rousseau (4), Delos Fall (1), Calvin T. Smith (2), Eugene C. Lester (1), Vernon J. Tefft (1), F.E. Palmer (fill vacancy) (1), Walter M. Watson (4)
Charles H. Knickerbocker (1), City Treasurer
Edward C. Shaffer (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1894-95, Charles F. Austin, president, Delos Fall, secretary, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, treasurer, Dr. Elizabeth Palmer, John G. Brown, Earl Knight


1895: College, Sigma Nu fraternity founded. F311
1895.01: College, Bliss challenge grant falls short of goals, plans for library and museum cancelled.
1895.06.26: College, Alpha Chi Omega sorority asks to built lodge on Hannah St. Opened 11 December 1895. F316
1895.12.06: College, Delta Gamma Society ask for site to build lodge on. Completed February 1896. F318
1895: Schools, Piano purchased for the Central School. P16
1895: Downtown, 108 West Erie Street (c.1895). Residential Queen Anne.
1895: Downtown, NC 115 East Erie Street (c.1895). One-story commercial brick building.

1895.01.21: Sackett Addition to the City of Albion, 12 lots
Signed: Dora H. Sackett
Witness: W.L. Paxon; J.R. Sackett

City Council
William B. Knickerbocker (2), Mayor
Frank Laberteaux (2), City Clerk
Charles W. Dalrymple (2), Henry W. Mosher (1), I.D. Everts (1), Eugene C. Lester (2), Delos Fall (2), Vernon J. Tefft (2), D.A. Garfield (1), D.B. Waldo (1)
Charles H. Knickerbocker (2), City Treasurer
George Caleb (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1895-96, Charles F. Austin, president, Delos Fall, secretary, Earl Knight, treasurer, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, Dr. Elizabeth Palmer, John G. Brown


1896.02: College, Kappa Alpha Theta ask for site to build lodge on. Completed Autumn 1896.
1896: Schools, Albion Gas and Coke company provides manufactured gas.
1896: Schools, Long standing football rivalry with Marshall begun. P105
1896: Downtown, 112-116 N. Superior (c.1896). Commercial Italianate.

City Council
Samuel Dickie (1), Mayor
Edward R. Loud (1), City Clerk
I.D. Everts (2), Walter M. Watson (1), D.A. Garfield (2), John F. Wachholz (1), Henry W. Mosher (2), D.B. Waldo (2), Fred W. Schumacher (1), S.A. Wilder (1)
Frank W. Irwin (1), City Treasurer
Frank A. Graham (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1896-97, Charles F. Austin, president, Delos Fall, secretary, Earl Knight, treasurer, John G. Brown, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, Dr. Elizabeth Palmer


1897.01.09: College, First game of basketball in Albion.
1897.05.04: College, L.R. Fiske resigns at special meeting of the board of trustees, at date to be determined by the board. F337
1897.12.03: College, Search committee suggests Rev. John P. Ashley, Ph.D. as president. Assume office 1 Jan 1898. F346
1897: Schools, Commencement speakers replaces student individual speeches. P21
1897: Schools, Commencement speaker Professor F.A. Barbour of Ypsilanti spoke on "Self Culture." P21

City Council
A.L. McCutcheon (1), Mayor
Edward R. Loud (2), City Clerk
Palmer M. Dearing (1), Lafayette Silliman (1), J.H. Hess (fill vacancy) (1), Walter M. Watson (2), Warren S. Kessler (1), S.A. Wilder (2), William J. Porr (1), John F. Woccholz (2)
Robert Y. Finch (1), City Treasurer
George R. Carver (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1897-98, Charles F. Austin, president, Delos Fall, secretary, John G. Brown, treasurer, Earl Knight, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, Dr. Elizabeth Palmer


1898: Mary Sheldon Ismon House built at 300 S.Clinton.
1898.04.26: College, Rally supporting Span Am war 5:30am in front of Sigma Chi fraternity house.
1898: College, Class gift: a card index cabinet.
1898: Schools, Warren C. Hull resigns, William J. McKone named superintendent. P21
1898: Schools, Football team undefeated. First championship team. P105
1898: Downtown, 300 South Clinton Street, Ismon House (1898-1899). Queene Anne with Shingle Style details.

City Council
Almon G. Bruce (1), Mayor
Charles H. Burnett (1), City Clerk
Palmer M. Dearing (2), William J. Porr (2), W.J.G. Dean (1), Lafayette Silliman (2), William L. Garland (1), William J. Hartung (1), Warren S. Kessler (2), Walter M. Watson (3)
Robert Y. Finch (2), City Treasurer
Fred W. Clark (1), City Marshal

School Board: 1898-99, Charles F. Austin, president, Delos Fall, secretary, John G. Brown, treasurer, Earl Knight, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, Dr. Elizabeth Palmer


1899.03.15: College, Hook and Hastings Organ Co. install chapel organ. F350
1899.04.10: Schools, Semester plan of the school year having two semesters instituted. P21
1899.04: Schools, First Junior Exhibition of the Albion High School held by class of 1900 in the Opera House. P21
1899: Schools, First Class Gift: A bust of Shakespeare. P25
1899: Schools, Albion joined the Michigan High School Oratorical Association. P95
1899: Schools, Superintendent and high school positions separated, Luther Baker first high school principal. P25
1899.10: Schools, High School Smear newspaper published, only one issue. P73
1899: Downtown, 106-108 S. Superior Street, Loomis Block (1899). Commercial building.
1899: Downtown, 104 S. Superior Street, Loomis Block (1899). Commercial building.

City Council
Edward R. Loud (1), Mayor
Charles H. Burnett (2), City Clerk
John O. Banks (1), William H. Culkins (1), W.J.G. Dean (2), Henry R. Riker (1), William L. Garland (2), Lafayette Silliman (3), William J. Hartung (2), Walter M. Watson (4)
Solomon M. Raftery (1), City Treasurer
Fred W. Clark (2), City Marshal

School Board: 1899-1900, Charles Wylie Dalrymple, president, Delos Fall, secretary, John G. Brown, treasurer, Earl Knight, Samuel M. Reed, George W. Schneider

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