Onlookers check out a car wreck in Albion

Posted 7 August 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

ALBION – In this photo from around 1912 we see 10 unidentified men by a wrecked auto on Orchard Street in Albion.

The touring car shown here obviously had a head-on collision with bent fenders and a broken radiator.

Two other autos with tops show behind the men along signage. In the distance a sign states “Jake Forman,” who was a junk dealer.

All the buildings here are gone except the one with the Michelin tire sign, which is now the back end of the Lake Country Pennysaver and Orleans Hub at 170 North Main St.