Road signs by house pointed to nearby communities

Posted 11 January 2015 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian
MEDINA – Can our readers recognize this fine red brick residence in a photo from the 1930s? The house remains today, although without the awnings and screened-in porch.

Our clue is in the lower right corner. Note the old-fashioned cast-iron road signs, and notice what they state: “Niagara Falls †’ 41, Lockport †’ 18, Gasport †’ 11, Middleport †’ 5, 45 † Rochester, 20 † Holley, 11 † Albion.”

The road signs could only have been in one place. Our answer is: East Center Street at the head of State Street diagonally across from State Street Park in Medina. You know, where all the Christmas decorations are displayed.