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New York's Falls to the Finger Lakes
New York's Falls to the Finger Lakes

Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame

600 Main St.
Medina, NY 14103

Mon-Fri 9 AM to 5 PM for self guided tour. Or by appointment

Medina sandstone, formed by nature 400 million years ago, has been the “cornerstone” of the culture of Medina, New York which gave it its name. Discovered around the time of the digging of the Erie Canal in the 1820s and accepted as a superlative building material, it was quarried for over a century in Orleans County and shipped world-wide for architectural masterpieces. Find it in Buckingham Palace, Brooklyn Bridge, the NYS Capitol, thousands of homes, earlier in cobblestone streets. It has strength and integrity, plus unmatched beauty in many shades. 

Since 2013, the Sandstone Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding examples of Medina Sandstone representing churches, homes, public buildings and other architecturally significant structures. The criteria by which they are chosen is based on their age, their longevity – still in use, their beauty and/or their architectural uniqueness. The Hall of Fame is in the former City Hall. 

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