Three church tops tower in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – I have quite a stock of photos of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the First Baptist Church, pictured together in Albion. They’re side by side on West Park Street.

But this morning, while walking on Main Street in front of the courthouse lawn, I noticed a new angle that shows three of Albion’s historic churches in the same photo.

The Episcopal Church is in front in the center. It’s the oldest church in Albion, dating back to 1830. In the back right is the spire for the Baptist Church, a building that went up in 1860. St. Joseph’s at the left was constructed in 1896.

The three churches are part of the Courthouse Square Historic District, which includes 33 buildings, seven churches in all, that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.