Albion Mill loomed large by the canal

Posted 11 June 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

ALBION – In this serene photo from the 1890s we see the old Albion Mill and Mill Pond. It was located off East State Street on the west branch of Sandy Creek at the edge of the Erie Canal.

Purity Flour was made here by Woods and Sprague using both steam and water power. When the canal was enlarged 100 years ago, the old mill was torn down and the pond reduced to a stream. This flows under the canal in a culvert, which is behind the Community Action building.