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Albion once was home to the Orleans Hotel

Posted 10 April 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

ALBION – This color post card from around 1910 shows the Orleans Hotel, which was located on East Bank Street and Platt Street in Albion.

Built in the 1860s, it had a two-story porch at the main entrance. Parked in front of that is a hack (taxi), which provided transportation from the N.Y. Central Railroad Depot to the hotel. At the time of this picture it enjoyed a reputation for fine dining.

This building later became Henri’s Inn and was destroyed by a fire 20 years ago.