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Medina in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone

 
 
John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
1. John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker
Facing west.
Inscription.
[facing west]
John Ryan 1801-96
The first to establish a
stone quarry business here
in 1837 naming his product
Medina Sandstone.
(over)


[facing east]
Medina Sandstone
Used for paving blocks, walks,
curbs and in architecture. It was
shipped on the Erie Canal
in the 1800's & early 1900's
(over)

 
Erected by Orleans County Historical Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. 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 such that the edge faces NY 63 northbound traffic over the busy narrow bridge. This makes the marker difficult to notice. Marker is in this post office area: Medina NY 14103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frances Folsom (approx. mile away); Vietnam
John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
2. John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker
Facing east.
(approx. mile away); Medina Armory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Valor, Honor, Virtue, Courage, Duty (approx. 0.3 miles 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); 1860 Home Of George Anthony (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.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
3. John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker
View from the north foot of the Prospect Street lift bridge. The marker is at center between the tree and guard rail. NY 63 bends left onto North Gravel Road. Ryan Street begins at right.
John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
4. John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker
Eastward towards Ryan Street.
John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
5. John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker
Westward view. NY 63 becomes North Gravel Road to the right.
John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 9, 2014
6. John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone Marker
Southward view. Left to right: Ryan Street, Prospect Street lift bridge, North Gravel Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 34 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.
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