Downtown Albion used to have a hotel

Posted 27 February 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

In this picture from the 1930s we see the Exchange Hotel, which was located on Main Street in Albion.

Next to it was a barber shop and next to that building was the Liberty Diner. In the 1940s, these buildings were torn down. A gasoline station was built where the hotel was and a restaurant where the other two structures are in this picture.

The building to the far right was removed in the last few years. The land is now owned by the village and serves as a parking lot. The roof on the Presbyterian Church shows in the upper right corner.