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Park Place, Albion, Michigan
#65 - Park Place, Albion, Michigan

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The Giclée print does not have a signature or a title in the art itself,
but is hand signed in"silver" ink by the artist.

Camperdown Elm, Albion Michigan
Legend of Park Place - Albion, Michigan

Albion’s wealth of public parks is captured in this pen and wash rendering of “Park Place” that includes Lloyd Park and much more.

The art was created in 1995 by a commission from John Geyer. His business, “Park Place Apartments” is located in this area, as is the Morning Star/ Recorder offices and Albion Volunteer Service Organization. The same basic businesses are still there in 2019.

There are several historic references in this scene, in addition to the connection to all of Albion’s parks in general. The bridge shown is the Cass Street bridge, which was first built in 1896. There was much controversy of the extravagant cost at the time of $9,000, even though there were sufficient funds to pay for it without bonds.

The person who was the driving force behind the project, Mayor Dr. Samuel S. Dickie, also president of Albion College, was ridiculed for the expense and the reinforcements he ordered to be done. People called the bridge “Dickie’s Folly.” It was an earth-filled arch bridge consisting of three arches, 144 feet in length and 29 feet in width.

About a decade later, in 1908, came the great flood. All bridges in Albion were wiped out, except the Cass Street Bridge. Dickie was vindicated and now appreciated. In 1994, one year before this art was created, the bridge was rebuilt and the original stones were set back in place so the bridge looked similar to how it was before.

There were concerts in past years at Lloyd Park, where bands would play on the platform on the river, and black squirrels still play at this park, and at all 17 Albion public parks. Nearby, across the river, is Bournelis Park, that is well known for its view of the Coca-Cola mural and blue Albion water tower, both showing just above the bridge.

Albion’s seventeen parks might be a world’s record for the most public parks per capita of any city in the world.

Learn more about Albion’s landmarks, public parks, trails and more at AlbionMich.net

Print #65 -Park Place - Albion, Michigan

Vibrant color Giclée prints by Maggie LaNoue are archive quality with fade resistant ink and acid free paper. They are fade-resistant prints lasting up to 100 years under glass.

Learn more about Giclée prints from Wikipedia, including the proper pronounciation!

*Ink lightfastness ratings are based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass or UV plex.

Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions.

Epson does guarantee longevity of prints.

For maximum print life, display all prints under glass, UV plex, lamination or properly store them.

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Michigan Prints are now acid-free!
More information about the three sizes of prints.

Our most popular print is the medium print. The print itself is 8 1/2" x 11" and hand-signed by the artist in archive-quality "silver" ink. The print is museum-quality 100% cotton rag matted to 11" x14" with all conservation materials. On the back is the legend, with information about the scene and its history. We also include mini photos of related scenes, about Giclée prints and about the artist. Each print comes in a clear acid-free baggie. Medium prints are $60.

We also offer a mini print which is 3 1/2" x 5" and matted with acid-free materials to 5" x 7". The print is hand initialled by the artist in archive quality "silver" ink. There is a legend on the back of each print that is removable and can be added to the back of your frame later if desired. Price is $20.

Our large print is approximately 11" x 14 1/2". This print is hand-signed and shipped rolled. It has the same legend and art information as the medium size print. Large prints are $120.
There are also larger (30" across) custom-made prints available for some of the designs, please contact us to ask about availability of a particular scene.

Acid-Free Note Cards 5" x 7" are also available.
Each note card has a legend on the back of the card.
Price for the note cards is $6 each.

For orders up to $40 - $5
From $40 - $100 - $12
For orders $100 and up - $19


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