Albion’s Old Sewer Plant

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 June 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Before the Village of Albion Joint Municipal Industrial Pollution Control Facility was built about four decades ago on Densmore Street, the village had a smaller sewer facility on Densmore, west of the current facility.

Matt Ballard shared this photo of the sewer plant. The photograph was taken in May 1933 by Frank Nayman, then a laborer for the Village of Albion. The image was shot from the northeast corner of the facility looking southwest.

The row of houses along the left of the image are the back end of homes located along Moore, Joseph and Knapp streets. In the distance, three church steeples – the Presbyterian Church, St. Mary’s Assumption and the Baptist Church – are visible.

Ballard says it is an interesting photograph showing the mix of technology at the time, including the automobile and horses.

If you want to share a historic local photo, please email it to or drop it off at the Lake Country Pennysaver, 170 North Main St., Albion.