Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame will add WiFi at City Hall

File photo by Tom Rivers: Representatives of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Rome thanked the Hall of Fame Committee for Hall of Fame recognition for the church on Oct. 17, 2019 when the church was inducted into the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame. Father Sean O’Brien is joined by the church’s maintenance director, Mark LaGasse, and office manager, Sharon Hansen. Jim Hancock, a member of the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame Committee, is at right. The plaques are made courtesy of Takeform in Medina.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 July 2022 at 4:35 pm

MEDINA – The Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame will be adding WiFi at the City Hall and Hall of Fame display in the building’s main meeting room.

That way people can access the Medina Sandstone Society website to see more photos and information about the local sandstone industry.

Dave Miller and Jim Hancock, representatives of the Sandstone Society, attended Monday’s Medina Village Board meeting to ask for permission to put in the WiFi.

“This would definitely add value to the Hall of Fame,” Miller said.

The Sandstone Society will pay for the installation cost and maintenance to have a dedicated WiFi signal in the building for the Hall of Fame and Sandstone Society.

The group is working with C&H PC in Medina to put in the WiFi system with an ethernet cable and router. The network will be separate from the village internet service for the village office, police department and fire department. That way there isn’t a security issue that would make the village networks vulnerable, Miller told the Village Board.

The Hall of Fame was established in City in 2013. So far 32 sites have been inducted. However, Miller said the society has identified at least 200 buildings made of Medina Sandstone. He wants to make that database available to people at the Hall of Fame who could access it by going to the Sandstone Society website.

Eventually, Miller said he would like to see a museum developed about Medina Sandstone that would tell a bigger story with information about quarries, immigrants, notable architects and other details.

A new group of Hall of Fame inductees is expected to be inducted in October.