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In 1908, workers lay trolley tracks in Medina

Posted 25 February 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian

MEDINA – In this 1908 picture we see construction of the Buffalo, Lockport and Rochester trolley tracks in Medina. Here they make the sharp bend around the corner from East Center Street to Main Street.

The building on the corner was destroyed by a fire a number of years ago. This site now serves as a small park. Note the early electric street light suspended on a cable over this intersection. The B.L. & R. trolley system ran from 1908 to 1931 through Orleans County.