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New marker proclaims historic district in Downtown Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 August 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – A new historical marker stands in Waterman Park in Downtown Albion and notes the downtown’s status on the National Register of Historic Places. The U.S. Department of the Interior included the business district on Main and Bank streets in 1994.

The new two-sided marker was paid for with a Main Street grant approved by the state. The Department of Public Works installed the marker on Friday. It was originally intended to be placed in a sidewalk on Main Street, but the state Department of Transportation wouldn’t approve that location.

The marker stands in a park about a half-block south of the Erie Canal. The marker also includes a logo of a tugboat.