Medina in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone
The first to establish a
stone quarry business here
in 1837 naming his product
Used for paving blocks, walks,
curbs and in architecture. It was
shipped on the Erie Canal
in the 1800's & early 1900's
Erected by Orleans County Historical Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal series list.
Location. 43° 13.555′ N, 78° 23.504′ W. Marker is in Medina, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is at the intersection of North Gravel Road (New York State Route 63) and Ryan Street, on the left when traveling south on North Gravel Road. Marker is on the north side of the Erie Canal across from the foot of the Prospect Street lift bridge carrying NY 63. Marker is oriented Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medina NY 14103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gulf Street Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frances Folsom (approx. ¼ mile away); Vietnam (approx. ¼ mile away); Medina Armory (approx. ¼ mile away); Valor, Honor, Virtue, Courage, Duty (approx. ¼ mile away); Grover Cleveland & Frances Folsom (approx. 0.4 miles away); White's Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); On This Site Circa 1919 Alonzo L. Waters (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Medina.
More about this marker. The marker has a different title and text on either side.
Also see . . .
1. Medina Sandstone Society. (Submitted on October 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Our Sandstone Heritage - Orleans Hub. By a Medina Sandstone enthusiast. (Submitted on October 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.