Lyons in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
G. Winston Dobbins Memorial Park
and Mural Winston's Dream
G. Winston Dobbins Memorial Park and Mural Winston's Dream
Dedicated June 14, 2007
This site is more than a landmark in history. It is a community victory! In April of 2006 discarded furniture, old tires, scrap metal, and assorted rubbish filled this spot. Concerned citizens took the first step in transforming this gargabe pit into an area of which the community could be proud. Win Dobbins shared two things: a postcard, circa 1910 of this very spot, and a pamphlet of a community that created and displayed murals. Less than a year later a seemingly insurmountable project began...to make a park and have a mural pained and mounted on the old trolley abutment. Nay-sayers claimed it was a waste of time and money, and never could come to fruition. The word was spread, and volunteers donated materials and equipment, and contributed literally thousands of hours of raking, planting, leveling, cutting, hauling, drilling...whatever it took. The result...a beautiful historical park for the enjoyment of both citizens and visitors. A modern community came together to celebrate the rich history of Lyons. As said, it is truly a community victory.
Erected 2007 by Mural Mania.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is April 2006.
Location. 43° 3.773′ N, 76° 59.803′ W. Marker is in Lyons, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is on Leach Road, 0.1 miles south of Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lyons NY 14489, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. H.G. Hotchkiss/Hotchkiss Essential Oils (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 55 (within shouting distance of this marker); H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); H.G. Hotchkiss (within shouting distance of this marker); Naming of Lyons (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State Barge Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First School (about 600 feet away); Wayne County Historical Society (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyons.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.