Albion’s painted benches move indoors for winter

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The 10 painted benches on Albion’s Main Street have moved inside for the cold weather months. They will be back out in the spring with two new benches.

The benches have been moved indoors at Five Star Bank, Hoag Library and the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce.

The photo above at Five Star shows a cobblestone themed bench by Arthur Barnes and one of Grace Bedell and Abraham Lincoln by Peter Loran. Bedell is the Albion girl who wrote a letter to Lincoln, urging him to grow a beard. He took her advice.