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Mural in hospital highlights local history

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Stacey Kirby created a mural on the second floor of Medina Memorial Hospital about three years ago. The mural’s dominant image highlights the Erie Canal, which runs through Orleans County.

The mural also includes paintings of the Orleans County Courthouse in Albion, an iconic structure built in 1858.

Kirby, an Albion native, also painted the former site of the hospital. Before the hospital was built in 1925 on Ohio Street, the hospital used the former home of local industrialist A.L. Swett at northwest corner of Eagle and Prospect streets. The hospital operated out of that location from 1910 to 1925.

The mural was unveiled to public in March 2011. I was at the hospital on Tuesday and thought the mural worked wonders in dressing up this hallway.