Streetcar Stations - Albion

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• From: 1902 until 1932 there was an electric interurban line operated by the Houghton County Traction Company. Albion served as a junction transfer station for people going three different directions. The “Albion Streetcar Station” was built in 1902, and it was surrounded by a triangle of tracks. It was operated by August Buralli, who made and sold ice cream (Peninsula brand), and sold confectionery and tobaccos from the site. Behind it was the Albion schoolhouse which burned in the late 1920s.After the streetcar line folded, the Albion Station building became a neighborhood grocery/candy store from 1932 to 1978. In 1978 it was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dana and another couple and turned into an old bottle shop. It was expanded into a museum in 1979 and into a glass blowing shop in 1982. It still operates today. When planning your summer vacation this year, why not visit “the other Albion” as part of your itinerary? The address: Albion Station Old Bottle Shop and Lake Superior Glass Works, 98 Rockland St., Calumet, MI 49913. (906) 337-1263. Hours are 9 to 4 daily. Today, Mr. Dana serves as the sole proprietor and glass blower. He is also president of the Coppertown USA preservation group that operates a mining museum in Calumet, and was an officer of the Keweenaw County Historical Society for many years.
4/6/2009 12:04:31 PM by Anonymous
• John and Angie Hrvotich ran the store in the 1960s -1978.
9/27/2011 10:56:30 PM by Anonymous