Medina Sandstone Society seeks nominations for Hall of Fame

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 June 2022 at 4:39 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: A rainbow emerged after rain on Aug. 16, 2020 in this photo with the First Presbyterian Church of Albion, which was inducted in the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame in 2017.

MEDINA – The Medina Sandstone Society is accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame, seeking to recognize prominent buildings made of Medina Sandstone that are well-maintained and architecturally significant.

Since the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame was created in 2013, the society has inducted churches, public buildings, private buildings and other ornamental buildings/structures, such as the Civil War Memorial at Mount Albion Cemetery. There have now been 32 inductees.

The inductees last year included Bent’s Opera House in Medina, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Brockport, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canandaigua.

This year’s class could include nominations from previous years not already selected, and any new nominations received by July 9.

People can nominate a site by filling out a form:

Criteria for consideration shall include age, beauty, longevity, structural soundness, and architectural uniqueness. If possible nomination information should have full background and documentation, and, at the very least, should give a name and phone number to be contacted for further information or a website.