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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Medina, New York

 
Clickable Map of Orleans County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Orleans County, NY (136) Genesee County, NY (105) Monroe County, NY (386) Niagara County, NY (383)  OrleansCounty(136) Orleans County (136)  GeneseeCounty(105) Genesee County (105)  MonroeCounty(386) Monroe County (386)  NiagaraCounty(383) Niagara County (383)
Albion is the county seat for Orleans County
Medina is in Orleans County
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ADJACENT TO ORLEANS COUNTY
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1New York (Orleans County), Medina — 1860 Home Of George Anthony/1872 Home of
Side A 1824 - George Anthony - 1896 Capt. 17th Orleans Battery Duration of Civil War. Newspaperman Cousin Susan B. Kansas Governor 1877-79 Side B 1872 Home of 1836 - Henry A. Childs 1906 1868 ORleans Dist. Attorney . . . Map (db m72103) HM
2New York (Orleans County), Medina — Bent's Opera House - 1864 — Medina Downtown Historic District — Bent's Hall Restoration Project —
Built in 1864 by Don C. Bent and served as the social center of the village and surrounding area until the early 20th century. At that time the third floor opera house was abandoned. The second floor remained home to a fraternal organization until . . . Map (db m83218) HM
3New York (Orleans County), Medina — Boxwood Cemetery
Boxwood Cemetery Established as Village of Medina Cemetery in 1850. Listed on National Historic Register 2015 as a representative of 19th and 20th century styles of cemeteries. Map (db m150364) HM
4New York (Orleans County), Medina — Burial Ground
American Revolution soldiers John C. Ryan and Joseph A. Wyman are buried here along with many early pioneers of the Town of Shelby First burial was 1814.Map (db m65926) HM
5New York (Orleans County), Medina — Circus Pioneer
Andrew Downey McFee 1863- 1930 Big three ring circus owner wintered animals at home here. Pioneered moving circus with trucks. Map (db m77869) HM
6New York (Orleans County), Medina — D.A.A. Buck Home
1840-1904 D.A.A. Buck Home Inventor of the Waterbury watch and builder of the smallest steam engine in the world. Invented Medina's first clock, the "Monitor". Map (db m77868) HM
7New York (Orleans County), Medina — Dedicated to All Military Veterans
Dedicated to all military veterans who have served unselfishly in the defense of our nation's freedom Map (db m77918) WM
8New York (Orleans County), Medina — Earliest Church
St. John's Episcopal Church Organized in 1827 Building erected in 1832 "The church in the middle of the street"- Ripley Map (db m78045) HM
9New York (Orleans County), Medina — Frances Folsom — First Lady
Lived here in the mid-1870's with her grandmother and attended Medina High School. In 1886, at age 21, she wed Pres. Grover Cleveland.Map (db m79691) HM
10New York (Orleans County), Medina — Frederick Douglass
[south side] Frederick Douglass abolitionist and statesman spoke in the Methodist Episcopal church that stood at this place, April 3, 1849 during an extended visit to Orleans County. [north side] Frederick Douglass delivered a renowned . . . Map (db m83143) HM
11New York (Orleans County), Medina — Grover Cleveland & Frances Folsom — Area 6
Grover Cleveland and Oscar Folsom were both Buffalo lawyers and law partners. Upon the untimely death of Oscar Folsom in July, 1875, his young daughter Frances departed the Queen City to live in Medina with her grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Harmon. . . . Map (db m83242) HM
12New York (Orleans County), Medina — Gulf Street Park
. . . Map (db m134059) HM
13New York (Orleans County), Medina — In Honor of Our Departed Comrades
In honor of our departed comrades in the World War 1917 - 1918Map (db m77921) WM
14New York (Orleans County), Medina — John Ryan 1801-96 / Medina Sandstone
[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 . . . Map (db m77920) HM
15New York (Orleans County), Medina — Medina Armory
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Built 1901 Map (db m83289) HM
16New York (Orleans County), Medina — Medina Fire Department — Area 10 — Charge the hose! —
The means by which citizens fought fires in the early days of the village were primitive at best. Bucket brigades were the main means of fighting fires. Early village law required every homeowner to have two buckets located close to an outside door, . . . Map (db m78042) HM
17New York (Orleans County), Medina — Medina Sandstone — Area 7 — Patrick O'Grady: Sandstone Builder —
Born in 1828 in County Mayo, Ireland, Patrick O'Grady was well known for designing and building some of Medina's finest sandstone buildings. Among others, Medina's First Baptist Church and Bent's Opera House are credited to him. In 1863, the . . . Map (db m78043) HM
18New York (Orleans County), Medina — NY Central Depot
NY Central Depot Home of Senior Citizens of Western Orleans County Since Jun 1968 Listed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1995 as part of Medina Main Street Historic DistrictMap (db m158006) HM
19New York (Orleans County), Medina — On This Site Circa 1919 Alonzo L. Waters
Let it be known to all who read this: On this site circa 1919 Alonzo L. Waters (Publisher & Editor 1919-1980) began the Journal-Register newspaper. Mr Waters and his son, Robert F. Waters (Publisher Emertius), promoted the daily activities of . . . Map (db m83140) HM
20New York (Orleans County), Medina — Second Lieutenant John E. Butts — Company E, 60th Infantry — United States Army —
Citation: Lieutenant Butts heroically led his platoon against the enemy in Normandy, France, on 14, 16, and 23 June 1944. Despite being painfully wounded on the 14th near Orglandes and again on the 16th while spearheading an attack to establish a . . . Map (db m81921) HM
21New York (Orleans County), Medina — The Last Blacksmith Shop in Orleans County
The last blacksmith shop in Orleans County stood near this site. It was owned by John W. Cielewich (1894-1977), in whose memory this plaque is dedicated. The property was presented to the Village of Medina by his family.Map (db m81967) HM
22New York (Orleans County), Medina — The Modern Age: Electric Trolley — Area 8
In 1908, Medina saw a new and modern mode of transportation arrive - the electric trolley. Originally known as the Buffalo, Lockport & Rochester Railway, the line paralleled the Railroad to Salt Works Road, crossed West Center Street along the . . . Map (db m134132) HM
23New York (Orleans County), Medina — Valor, Honor, Virtue, Courage, Duty
[Counter-clockwise from the side of pentagon that faces the corner] Valor Company F, World War II. Mustered into Federal Service at Fort McClellan, Alabama, October 23, 1940. Charles N. Morgan, Colonel, Commanding the 108th Infantry, Medina, New . . . Map (db m83255) WM
24New York (Orleans County), Medina — Vietnam
Bravery - Honor - Death Rolland B. Shubbuck USAF Roger J. Cook USMC Chales L. Seefeldt, Jr., USA LeRoy H. Keller USMC Nicholas A. Natale USA John E. Albanese, Jr. USAF George M. Underdown USAMap (db m65930) WM
25New York (Orleans County), Medina — Welcome to Historic Medina — Area 1 — City Hall and Visitors Center —
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 . . . Map (db m78027) HM
26New York (Orleans County), Medina — White's Hotel — 345 Main Street
Known most commonly as White's Hotel, this building has had several different names throughout its history. Built by Botsford Fairman back in 1834, Fairman's Arcade housed a grocery, a bank, an insurance office and more. In 1869, it was sold to . . . Map (db m102958) HM
 
 
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Jun. 29, 2022