Medina Waterfalls – then and now

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 April 2014 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – David Miller sent me the top photo of the Medina Waterfalls. It was unearthed at the Medina Historical Society, where the group has scanned in old community photos from glass plate negatives.

The photo isn’t dated but Miller suspects it’s from the early 1900s.

I took this photo of the waterfalls last Sunday, when there was still a lot of snow on the ground.

This photo is displayed inside Medina City Hall as part of the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame. The photo is kind of small here. It is blown up on the wall inside City Hall. The larger sandstone building in back is a mill. The falls are next to it at left.

That mill is gone, but there are a lot of stone blocks in the wooded area by the waterfalls and Oak Orchard Creek today. There are even some of the stone walls remaining. I took this photo last Sunday.