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New Sandstone Hall of Fame sites to be inducted Oct. 20

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 September 2016 at 8:04 am
Photos by Tom Rivers: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown is a sprawling and towering church edifice constructed from 1892 to 1894. The site includes a tower with a clock on four faces, as well as the city’s only chime bells. It is among the past nominees considered for the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame.

Photos by Tom Rivers: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown is a sprawling and towering church edifice constructed from 1892 to 1894. The site includes a tower with a clock on four faces, as well as the city’s only chime bells. It is among the past nominees considered for the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame.

MEDINA – The Medina Sandstone Society will be inducting the fourth class of impressive Medina Sandstone buildings on Oct. 20 during a ceremony at City Hall at 1 p.m.

The Medina Sandstone Society has inducted 14 structures into the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame since it was started in 2013. The honorees are recognized with plaques inside City Hall, which is an impressive sandstone structure on Main Street.

The building’s owners have all attended the induction ceremony so far, including the leaders of an Episcopal church in Erie, Pa.

The Sandstone Society wants to recognize great buildings made of the local stone. Towering churches, ornate mansions, impressive war memorials have all been inducted, with additional nominations, including eight this year.

The Sandstone Society considered the eight new nominees, plus about 20 holdovers from previous years. The Hall of Fame selection committee includes Jim Hancock, David Miller and Don Colquhoun.

The new nominees for this year include: Emma Flower Taylor Mansion in Watertown, the Lafayette Lofts (Lafayette Presbyterian Church) in Buffalo, Christ Church in Rochester, Old Federal Building (Rochester City Hall) in Rochester, First Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Buffalo, Zion Episcopal Church in Palmyra and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sanborn.

For more on the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame, click here.

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