Medina S & L celebrates 125 years

Staff Reports Posted 10 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Sandstone Society marks bank’s milestone anniversary

Photos courtesy of Dave Miller – Medina Savings and Loan celebrated its 125th anniversary on Saturday. As part of the celebration, the Medina Sandstone Society unveiled a sandstone plaque by the bank’s front door. Pictured, from left: Medina S & L President Tim Moriarty, Sandstone Society President Bob Waters, and Charles Slack, chairman of the board for the bank.

The plaque celebrates the bank’s longevity as a local institution.

MEDINA – The Medina Savings and Loan marked its 125th anniversary on Saturday during a customer appreciation day at the bank on Maple Ridge Road.

The bank has been critical to growth of the community for more than a century, providing capital for businesses to open and expand, and residents to purchase homes.

Medina S & L was the only bank in Orleans County to survive the Great Depression. In 2006, the bank opened a second location in the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Albion.

The Medina Sandstone Society unveiled a plaque by the front door, praising the bank for “providing a rock solid foundation for community growth since 1888.”