“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Medina in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Welcome to Historic Medina

Area 1


—City Hall and Visitors Center —

Welcome to Historic Medina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
1. Welcome to Historic Medina Marker
Inscription. Standing prominently on the corner of Main Street and Park Avenue, Medina's landmark sandstone City Hall welcomes all who enter the village's Historic Downtown District. Over one hundred years later, Medina remains a village, but "City Hall" endures as an inspiration to Medina's resurgent synergy and a reminder of its important contribution to the archetectural heritage of the world. Built in 1908, Medina was surging ahead as a manufacturing community. Local officials sought to erect a new and proud building that would reflect Medina's rising position among Western New York's municipalities. The city fathers wisely selected architect J. B. McCreary of the noted Buffalo acrhitectural firm of McCreary, Wood, and and Bradney. The structure is built of handsome brown Medina Sandstone. The style is Richardson-Romanesque- the only ediface of this style in the Historic District. the building currently houses the Medina Visitors Center.

Incorporated in 1832, Historic Medina, NY was born of the Erie Canal. It is a classic example of a 19th century American village, booming with industry right into the 21st century. Today, Medina's bygone industries of sandstone, foundries, and furniture have been replaced with new industries as the community's history continues to be written. However, it is blessed with a bounty of historic resources from
"City Hall" image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
2. "City Hall"
Left Marker
that bygone era that continue to provide Medina's visitors with that all-American hometown feel. With that in mind- walk our streets, visit our shops and restaurants, and fall in love with Historica Medina... we've been waiting for you!

Medina's historic downtown is listed on the National and New York State Registers of Hisstoric Places. Known far and wide, it has gained a reputation as one of the finest collections of classic 19th century downtown architecture in the United States.
Interpretive prints and mounting provided courtest of The Print Shop • Medina, NY 585-590-9093 • Designed by Chris Busch, ORG
Erected by Medina Business Association.
Location. 43° 13.133′ N, 78° 23.224′ W. Marker is in Medina, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 31) and Park Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Street is shared by NY 31 and NY 63. Marker is just south of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Main Street, Medina NY 14103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medina Fire Department (here, next to this marker); Bent's Opera House - 1864 (about 600 feet away, measured
Medina "City Hall" image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
3. Medina "City Hall"
in a direct line); Medina Sandstone (about 800 feet away); Frederick Douglass (about 800 feet away); Earliest Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Last Blacksmith Shop in Orleans County (approx. 0.2 miles away); On This Site Circa 1919 Alonzo L. Waters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grover Cleveland & Frances Folsom (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Medina.
Also see . . .
1. Village of Medina. (Submitted on October 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Main Street Historic District, Medina, NY - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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<i>Medina's New City Building</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
4. Medina's New City Building
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   4. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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