Iconic Medina barn is repainted to reflect the past

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
MEDINA Chris Panek, an employee with Panek Coatings, gets in position to paint the Gallagher barn on North Gravel Road in Medina this morning.

Panek Coatings expects to finish the job today after using about 100 gallons of paint on the project.

The barn has been a landmark structure on the northend of the village for about 150 years. It is being repainted white with green trim to reflect its history as WM J. GALLAGHER STOCK FARMS.

Here is how the barn looked a month ago, before it was repainted.

The iconic structure was recently purchased by Martin and Jenna Bruning. They are working to make the site available as a events center for weddings, parties and other special events.

Here is how the barn looked late this morning.

The Brunings have been working in recent months to clean up the property, including the landscape and the building. They have two weddings booked for next year at the site.

The Brunings plan to call the site “The Gallagher” and hope to have it available for events in June. The property also includes a stately brick house that the Brunings said would also be available for dinner parties and other events.