History walk and talk draws crowd to Medina

Staff Reports Posted 9 August 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Sue Cook
MEDINA – Todd Bensley, the village of Medina historian, talks about the cold storage building on Main Street and why its stone is gray. Bensley was one of the speakers of the downtown historical walk today set up by the Medina Sandstone Society.

Orleans County Historian Bill Lattin explains the cornerstone location on the Medina City Hall.

Todd Bensley discusses some of the downtown buildings, including O’Brien’s Tavern. Today’s tour followed 11 interpretive panels about Medina history that were recently installed as part of a project by the Orleans Renaissance Group.

Bill Lattin tells the group about the hose-drying tower used by the firemen.

Bensley talks about the variety of downtown buildings and why so many are made of different materials.