It was a lovely day in spring, and Holland Park was more beautiful than ever. A big step was happening though, that brought together people from City Hall, Albion College, Schweitzer Inc., The Recorder Newspaper, Albion Design & Marketing, and Substance Abuse Prevention Services.
The Pavilion will be finished in time for Juneteenth 2021
Pictured here are Assistant to the City Manager Jesse Whitfield; Albion City Manager Haley Snyder; Executive Director of Substance Abuse Prevention Services Albion, Harry Bonner; City Council Member Lenn Reid; Albion College President Mathew Johnson; President of Schweitzer Inc, Drew Schweitzer; and Albion College Associate VP for Facilities Management and Development, Doug Laditka. Not shown but also present are The Recorder reporter Sylvia Benavidez, and Albion Design President Maggie LaNoue. There was an announcement by Albion College President Mathew Johnson, that the planned pavilion at Holland Park would be completed in mid-May thanks to help from Albion College and Schweitzer Inc. A complete story is in The Recorder newspaper in the April 22, 2021 issue.
The Pavilion has arrived
Here the group presents the materials for the Holland Park pavilion to the City. More information including a dedication will be announced in the near future. The public is invited to come and enjoy Holland Park on Juneteenth, June 19, 2021. Juneteenth is a celebration of emancipation.
Lenn Reid Gives Tour of History Hill
Below are two videos related to Holland Park Transformation. The first video is a personal tour of History Hill by Lenn Reid, the City Council Member for Precinct 2.
Note from local historian about the timeline described in the video: “First wave of African American workers was 1916.”
Holland Park Aerial Fly Around – “Lift Every Voice”
The second video below is an aerial fly around of Holland Park with History Hill as the center spot and a keyboard version of “Life Every Voice” as the background music.
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The American Molder is an “Occupational Monument” designed to be a tribute to the craftsmen and laborers of the Albion community.
The sculpture is located across the street from the Albion Post Office at the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Superior St.
A quote by James Russell Lowell on the plaque reads: “No man is born into the world whose work is not born with him. There is always work, and tools to work with, for those who will, and blessed are the thorny hands of toil.
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