Medina Sandstone Society seeks nominations for Hall of Fame

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 July 2024 at 10:30 am

39 buildings have been inducted so far in Hall of Fame at City Hall

Photo by Tom Rivers: Robin Hill Manor on Platten Road in Lyndonville was inducted in the Medina Sandstone hall of Fame in 2023. Robin Hill also includes an arboretum with about 250 varieties of trees.

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 structures, private buildings and other civic sites, such as the Civil War Memorial at Mount Albion Cemetery. There have now been 39 inductees.

The four inductees last year included the First Baptist Church of Medina, Hamlin Beach State Park, Robin Hill Manor in Lyndonville and the Masten/Mundion home in Ridgeway.

The plaques and photographs are on display in the main meeting room of City Hall. The Hall of Fame will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The Sandstone Society will be there to welcome some of the 520 cyclists on the “Cycling the Erie Canal” adventure which stops in Medina. The community is also welcome to see the Hall of Fame, which includes a new kiosk about Medina Sandstone sites and history.

This year’s Hall of Fame class could include nominations from previous years not already selected, and any new nominations received by July 15.

To nominate a site, fill out a form:

Criteria for consideration will 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.