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Albion is fortunate to have a rich history and an abundance of historic buildings to prove it. Unfortunately, little is being done to protect these buildings from the twin ravages of time and weather. The only real protection for historic properties comes at the local level in the form of a historic district commission. Calhoun County, of which Albion is located in, produced the Calhoun County Historic Preservation Plan in 1975. In the City of Albion the "Report of the Historic District Study Committee" was completed in 1976 did recommend creating such a commission, and identified several buildings deserving to be protected. Unfortunately, no action was taken at that time. This report was followed up by the Albion Area Historical Architectural Survey. This identified far more historic buildings in the Albion area. Unfortunately, no action was taken to protect these buildings either.

Albion is fortunate to have a number of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and also on the State Register. This designation is purely honorary and has no impact on what may or may not be done with these properties.

National Register of Historic Places

Superior Street National Commercial Historic District
A.P. Gardner Mansion, Superior S 509
Eugene P. Robertson House, Clinton S 412

Several properties in Albion are also listed on the State Register. Again, this designation is purely honorary. Of these properties, several of them have large green and gold State Historical Markers.

State Register of Historic Places

First Home in Albion Informational Site
First Presbyterian Church, Porter E 305
Orlando C. Gale House, Mulberry W 220
Holy Ascension of Christ Orthodox Church, Austin 810
Riverside Cemetery Complex
Smith-Gillespie House, Michigan E 811
Home of Albion College
Albion College Astronomical Observatory
Home of Starr Commonwealth
Birthplace of Mother's Day
Birthplace of Old Rugged Cross
Birthplace of Famed Song (Sweetheart of Sigma Chi)
Home of Gale Manufacturing Company
Historic preservation is an important tool for community stabilization and downtown revitalization in communities throughout the United States. Historic preservation has also been proven as one of the surest ways to generate sustainable economic development in communities of Albion's size. As the years progress, it is hoped that a deeper apperciation of the history of Albion will be developed on the part of city leaders, college leaders, and residents. Once this happens then responsible action to protect the historic buildings that so powerfully define Albion is the next step. We hope to see that day!

AddressListed198519761975
Clinton S 412NR, SR198519761975
Superior S 509NR, SR198519761975
Eaton N 300Superior198519761975
Erie E 106-108Superior198519761975
Erie E 110-112Superior198519761975
Erie W 108Superior198519761975
Erie W 119Superior198519761975
Superior S 601Superior198519761975
Michigan E 811SR198519761975
Mulberry W 220SR198519761975
Porter E 305SR198519761975
Austin 215 198519761975
Burr Oak 314 198519761975
Cedar 405 198519761975
Clinton N 713 198519761975
Clinton N 717 198519761975
Clinton N 719 198519761975
Eaton N 411 198519761975
Eaton N 511 198519761975
Erie E 404-406 198519761975
Erie E 412 198519761975
Erie E 416 198519761975
Erie E 513 198519761975
Erie E 600 198519761975
Erie W 106 198519761975
Hannah N 201 198519761975
Irwin 105 198519761975
Irwin 107 198519761975
Irwin 117 198519761975
Irwin 209 198519761975
Irwin 704 198519761975
Michigan E 314 198519761975
Michigan E 515 198519761975
Michigan E 518 198519761975
Michigan E 519 198519761975
Michigan E 700 198519761975
Michigan E 1106-1108 198519761975
Mulberry W 110 198519761975
Mulberry W 116 198519761975
Mulberry W 206 198519761975
Mulberry W 208 198519761975
Mulberry W 219 198519761975
Porter E 317 198519761975
Porter E 417 198519761975
Porter W 207 198519761975
Porter W 209 198519761975
Superior N 412 198519761975
Superior N 611 198519761975
Superior S 700 198519761975
Superior S 806 198519761975
Superior S 902 198519761975
Albion N 105SR19851976 
Erie E 612 19851976 
Erie W 308 19851976 
Haven 808 19851976 
Haven 906 19851976 
Michigan E 803 19851976 
Cass E 703 1985 1975
Eaton N 927 1985 1975
Erie E 303 1985 1975
Erie E 514 1985 1975
Erie W 214 1985 1975
Porter E 401 1985 1975
Cass W 112Superior1985  
Center W 117-119Superior1985  
Clinton S 300Superior1985  
Superior N 307Superior1985  
Superior S 110Superior1985  
Superior S 201Superior1985  
Superior S 204-206Superior1985  
Superior S 207Superior1985  
Superior S 223-225Superior1985  
Superior S 303-307Superior1985  
Superior S 313-317Superior1985  
Superior S 314-318Superior1985  
Superior S 400-402Superior1985  
Superior S 501Superior1985  
Albion College ObservatorySR1985  
Austin 810SR1985  
Riverside CemeterySR1985  
27 Mile 13827 1985  
29 Mile 10500 1985  
Albion College Central Building 1985  
Albion College Epworth Hall 1985  
Albion College Gassette Library 1985  
Albion College Kresge Gymnasium 1985  
Albion College North Hall 1985  
Albion College South Hall 1985  
Albion College Stockwell Library 1985  
Albion N 706 1985  
Albion S 116 1985  
Albion S 210 1985  
Albion 29680 1985  
Allen Place 407 1985  
Allen Place 408 1985  
Allen Place 410 1985  
Allen Place 413 1985  
Ash E 116 1985  
Ash E 118 1985  
Ash W 113 1985  
Ash W 203 1985  
Ash W 210 1985  
Ash W 408 1985  
Austin 112 1985  
Austin 117 1985  
Austin 120 1985  
Austin 202 1985  
Austin 212 1985  
Austin 307 1985  
Austin 407 1985  
Austin 714 1985  
Austin 802 1985  
B Drive N 25769 1985  
B Drive N 26104 1985  
Berrien N 107-109 1985  
Berrien N 110 1985  
Berrien N 200 1985  
Berrien N 712 1985  
Berrien N 813 1985  
Berrien N 819 1985  
Berrien S 208-210 1985  
Berrien S 302 1985  
Bidwell 309 1985  
Bidwell 311 1985  
Bidwell 312 1985  
Bidwell 401 1985  
Brockway Place 421 1985  
Burr Oak 311 1985  
Burr Oak 315 1985  
Burr Oak 503 1985  
Burr Oak 601 1985  
Burr Oak 810 1985  
Burr Oak N 915 1985  
C Drive N 29100 1985  
C Drive N 29441 1985  
Carson 902 1985  
Cass E 113 1985  
Cass E 214 1985  
Cass E 315 1985  
Cass E 320 1985  
Cass E 416 1985  
Cass E 419 1985  
Cass E 503 1985  
Cass E 507 1985  
Cass W 223 1985  
Cass W 225 1985  
Center W 217 1985  
Center W 218 1985  
Center W 515 1985  
Center W 609 1985  
Chestnut E 106 1985  
Chestnut E 113 1985  
Chestnut E 114 1985  
Chestnut E 120 1985  
Chestnut W 211 1985  
Chestnut W 309 1985  
Chestnut W 311 1985  
Clinton N 411 1985  
Clinton N 509 1985  
Clinton N 611 1985  
Clinton N 708 1985  
Clinton N 714 1985  
Clinton S 408 1985  
Clinton S 409 1985  
Clinton S 413 1985  
Clinton S 508 1985  
Clinton S 510 1985  
Colfax 205 1985  
Colfax 209 1985  
Colfax 211 1985  
College Court 305 1985  
College Court 313 1985  
Crandall 306 1985  
Crandall 406 1985  
Crandall 503 1985  
Crandall 506 1985  
Crandall 509 1985  
Dalrymple S 219 1985  
Dalrymple S 221 1985  
Darrow 412 1985  
Darrow 416 1985  
Division 25840 1985  
Eaton N 507 1985  
Eaton N 609 1985  
Eaton N 707 1985  
Eaton N 712 1985  
Eaton N 719 1985  
Eaton N 926 1985  
Eaton S 1008 1985  
Eaton S 1010 1985  
Eaton N 1218 1985  
Eaton S 105 1985  
Eaton S 210-212 1985  
Eaton S 902 1985  
Elizabeth 410 1985  
Elizabeth 413 1985  
Elizabeth 415 1985  
Elizabeth 417 1985  
Elizabeth 419 1985  
Elm E 115 1985  
Elm E 117 1985  
Erie E 1213 1985  
Erie E 211 1985  
Erie E 216 1985  
Erie E 217 1985  
Erie E 218 1985  
Erie E 305 1985  
Erie E 306 1985  
Erie E 400 1985  
Erie E 405 1985  
Erie E 408 1985  
Erie E 417 1985  
Erie E 507 1985  
Erie E 604 1985  
Erie E 614 1985  
Erie E 616 1985  
Erie E 702 1985  
Erie E 704 1985  
Erie E 708 1985  
Erie W 203 1985  
Erie W 213 1985  
Erie W 410 1985  
Erie W 903 1985  
Erie W 911 1985  
Erie W 926 1985  
Fitch 309-311 1985  
Fitch 310 1985  
Fitch 313 1985  
Fitch 401 1985  
Fitch 406 1985  
Fitch 501 1985  
Fitch 601 1985  
Hall 922 1985  
Hannah S 416 1985  
Haven 910 1985  
Huron N 204 1985  
Huron N 408 1985  
Ingham N 110 1985  
Ionia N 505 1985  
Ionia N 609 1985  
Ionia N 705 1985  
Ionia N 811 1985  
Ionia N 904 1985  
Ionia N 920 1985  
Ionia N 921 1985  
Ionia N 922 1985  
Ionia S 400 1985  
Irwin 102 1985  
Irwin 103 1985  
Irwin 110 1985  
Irwin 205 1985  
Irwin 305 1985  
Irwin 307 1985  
Irwin 314 1985  
Irwin 318 1985  
Irwin 401 1985  
Irwin 505 1985  
Irwin 510 1985  
Irwin 606 1985  
Irwin 612 1985  
Irwin 830 1985  
Irwin 899 1985  
Jackson 1202 1985  
Jackson 1207 1985  
Lincoln 406 1985  
Linden 304 1985  
Linden 502 1985  
Lombard 420 1985  
Maple 809 1985  
Maple 909 1985  
Mechanic 317 1985  
Mechanic 408 1985  
Michigan E 206-208 1985  
Michigan E 304 1985  
Michigan E 311 1985  
Michigan E 401 1985  
Michigan E 410 1985  
Michigan E 412 1985  
Michigan E 416 1985  
Michigan E 501 1985  
Michigan E 705 1985  
Michigan E 810 1985  
Michigan E 1109 1985  
Michigan E 1110 1985  
Michigan E 1111 1985  
Michigan E 1201 1985  
Michigan E 1204 1985  
Michigan E 1206 1985  
Michigan E 1212 1985  
Michigan 1314 1985  
Michigan 1318 1985  
Michigan 1433 1985  
Michigan 1507 1985  
Michigan 1544 1985  
Michigan 1564 1985  
Michigan (M99) 1781 1985  
Michigan (M99) 1849 1985  
Michigan (M99) 2005 1985  
Michigan 25917 1985  
Mingo N 310 1985  
Mingo N 401 1985  
Mingo S 109 1985  
Mingo S 203 1985  
Monroe N 802 1985  
Monroe N 811 1985  
Monroe N 925 1985  
Monroe S 101 1985  
Monroe S 202 1985  
Mulberry E 111 1985  
Mulberry W 114 1985  
North E 210 1985  
North E 212 1985  
North W 110 1985  
Oak E 307 1985  
Oak W 111 1985  
Oak W 112 1985  
Oak W 213 1985  
Park 111 1985  
Park 202 1985  
Park 204 1985  
Pearl N 101 1985  
Pearl N 102 1985  
Pearl S 214 1985  
Pearl S 219 1985  
Pearl S 220 1985  
Pearl S 222 1985  
Pearl S 226 1985  
Perry 1109 1985  
Perry 1211 1985  
Perry 305 1985  
Perry 507 1985  
Perry 712 1985  
Pine E 105 1985  
Pine E 109 1985  
Pine E 115 1985  
Pine E 201 1985  
Pine E 209 1985  
Pine E 218 1985  
Pine E 306 1985  
Pine E 309 1985  
Pine W 110 1985  
Pine W 113 1985  
Porter E 307 1985  
Porter E 402 1985  
Porter E 405 1985  
Porter E 406 1985  
Porter E 409 1985  
Porter E 414 1985  
Porter E 502 1985  
Porter E 1114 1985  
Porter E 1217 1985  
Porter W 214 1985  
Porter W 218-220 1985  
Prospect N 810 1985  
Riverside Drive  1985  
Starr Commonwealth Gladsome Cottage 1985  
Starr Commonwealth Hillside 1985  
Starr Commonwealth Newton Hall 1985  
Superior N 404 1985  
Superior N 409 1985  
Superior N 411 1985  
Superior N 501 1985  
Superior N 504 1985  
Superior N 506 1985  
Superior N 702 1985  
Superior N 708 1985  
Superior N 714 1985  
Superior N 802 1985  
Superior N 808 1985  
Superior N 818 1985  
Superior N 903 1985  
Superior N 905 1985  
Superior N 913 1985  
Superior N 920 1985  
Superior S 1010 1985  
Superior S 602 1985  
Superior S 608 1985  
Superior S 610 1985  
Superior S 701 1985  
Superior S 706 1985  
Superior S 708 1985  
Superior S 803 1985  
Superior S 900 1985  
Superior S 905 1985  
Superior S 906 1985  
Superior S 910 1985  
Superior S 911 1985  
Superior S 915 1985  
Sydenham 1105 1985  
Vine W 110 1985  
Walnut W 115 1985  
Washington 415 1985  
Cass E 705  1976 
Eaton N 512  1976 
Erie W 102  1976 
Erie W 212  1976 
Erie W 303  1976 
Haven  1976 
Irwin 203  1976 
Irwin 206  1976 
Michigan E 516  1976 
Porter E 412  1976 
Porter E 508-510  1976 
Cass E 107Superior   
Cass E 109-115Superior   
Cass E 123-125Superior   
Cass E 129-135Superior   
Cass E BridgeSuperior   
Cass W 111Superior   
Center W 111Superior   
Center W 200Superior   
Clinton N 200-210Superior   
Clinton N 301Superior   
Clinton S 107Superior   
Clinton S 212Superior   
Clinton S 305Superior   
Erie E 102-104Superior   
Erie E 115Superior   
Erie E 121Superior   
Erie St Brick PavingSuperior   
Erie W 109Superior   
Erie W 110-112Superior   
Erie W 114Superior   
Erie W 202Superior   
Market PlaceSuperior   
Market Place 201Superior   
Porter W 105Superior   
Porter W 108Superior   
Porter W 110Superior   
Porter W 113Superior   
Porter W 118Superior   
Porter W 125-127Superior   
Superior Brick PavingSuperior   
Superior N Bournelis ParkSuperior   
Superior NSuperior   
Superior N 101-109Superior   
Superior N 111Superior   
Superior N 112-116Superior   
Superior N 113-115Superior   
Superior N 117Superior   
Superior N 119-127Superior   
Superior N 129-201Superior   
Superior N 203-207Superior   
Superior N 309Superior   
Superior N BridgeSuperior   
Superior S 100-102Superior   
Superior S 101-113Superior   
Superior S 104Superior   
Superior S 106-108Superior   
Superior S 112Superior   
Superior S 114Superior   
Superior S 115Superior   
Superior S 116Superior   
Superior S 117-119Superior   
Superior S 200-202Superior   
Superior S 203Superior   
Superior S 208Superior   
Superior S 210Superior   
Superior S 212Superior   
Superior S 213Superior   
Superior S 214-216Superior   
Superior S 215Superior   
Superior S 300-302Superior   
Superior S 301Superior   
Superior S 304Superior   
Superior S 306Superior   
Superior S 308Superior   
Superior S 309-311Superior   
Superior S 310-312Superior   
Superior S 401Superior   
Superior S 404-414Superior   
Superior S 415Superior   

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