Historical Albion Michigan
By Frank Passic

Return to the Frank Passic
Home Page  

Return to the Albion Michigan Home Page

Any photos not otherwise credited are from the personal collection of Frank Passic, Albion Historian.

A WINTER SCENE FOR CHRISTMAS

Morning Star, December 25, 2011, pg. 12

A very Merry Christmas to all my readers of this column! It's an awkward position to be in this Christmas, which falls on a Sunday this year: Do you go to church at 10 a.m. (or 11), or do you stay home and open presents with your family? Even if you play keyboard? Anyway, thank you for your support of this column during the past year by supplying me with old photographs and historical information. This has provided our readers with some interesting topics. My historical Albion articles are republished on the www.Albionmich.com website. Look through some of these 500-plus articles while you are sitting around at your computer waiting for Christmas dinner to cook.

I see that some work is being done at the former Ivanski Tavern building at 702 N. Albion St. across the street from the old Albion Malleable Iron Co. location. I'll write about that building in a few weeks.

Every year at this time I dig through my archives and try to find an historical winter scene photo for Christmas. This week from our Historical Notebook is a postcard circa 1908 which I'd like to title "Digging Out." It pictures downtown Albion following a snowstorm. Were snowstorms worse 100 years ago than they are today? The workers are shown shoveling a walkway across W. Porter St. using small shovels. Otherwise, downtown Albion looks bare of shoppers.

In the distance is a snow-covered electric Interurban car sitting in front of the passenger depot on S. Superior St. (the small building just south of where Fedco is today). Just to the left at the rear of the Interurban is a sleigh. In the distance of course is the landmark Stone Mill (presently Citizen's Bank), and the Albion Elevator just to the north of it, which was later moved back into the Market Place.


Downtown Albion following a snowstorm ca. 1908

Next: 100 YEARS AGO: THE ALBION NATIONAL BANK FAILURE


Back to the Top of this Page

All text copyright, 2016 © all rights reserved Frank Passic

Did you enjoy this page?

If you've enjoyed learning about Albion history from this site, please write us a note in the Albion Guestbook. We hope you will take the time to share your interest and stories related to Albion history, especially if you have any ancestors from Albion, please let us know.

Learn more about Albion Michigan!
Visit the Albion home page.

Search the AlbionMich.com website

Albion History Articles

Historical Notebook  |  From the Archives  |  Subject List  |  100 Years Ago


Kept current by: Robin James

Indices Unlimited Indexing Services


And now a word from our sponsors

See prints of Albion Michigan , by Maggie LaNoue, the owner of the Albion Home Page.

Help to sponsor these web pages and this site.

Albion Design and Carlson Craft have worked together to offer an amazing selection of wedding invitations online. From invites, to rsvps, gifts and more, Carlson Craft has an outstanding 60 year history of creating wedding stationery packages designed to the personal tastes of each bride and groom. With their easy online ordering service and quick turn around, you will appreciate the ease of ordering and the prices also! You can order a sample card of any invitation to see the quality, and proof the wording of the invitations online.
View wedding invitations online: Design.carlsoncraft.com

wedding invitations michigan