North Broadway Street

North-east Public Square Landmark

#111 North Broadway: Congregational Old Brick Church-1833

First Congregational Church, (1833-1880)

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Reverend Stephen V. Barnes, (1827-1835)

1.  Aristarchus Champion of Rochester, N. Y. who owned all of Montville Township, deeded 100 acres of land along Wadsworth Road and six acres in Medina Village to Rev. S. V. Barnes of Berne, N. Y.  In return Rev. Barnes became the first full-time minister of the First Congregational Church.

Reverend Samuel Lee, (1835-1838)

1.  The Rev. Samuel Lee, minister from 1835-1838, was paid $350 a year, $100 of which came as a donation from the Home Missionary Society in Washington, CT.

Reverend Frederick H. Brown, (1848-1854)

1.  William P. Clark moved his select school to the Old Brick Church in 1850.

Reverend David A. Grosvenor, 1854-1862)

1.  Charles W. Brooks gave an address at the Congregational Convention, in 1859 to colored people of Medina and Summit Counties.

Reverend William Dempsey, (1863-1864)

1.  In 1863, there were 92 members of the Old Brick Church.

Reverend Chauncey N. Pond, (1866-1870)

1.  Architects William Sheldrick and Sons designed $2000 of repairs to the old church including new slips (pews) in 1868,

Reverend Arthur T. Reed, (1874-1879)

1.  Another Medina Village structure sustained damage when the Old Brick Church caught fire in 1877.

Reverend Charles J. Ryder, (1880-1885)

1.  In 1880, the old brick church in Medina is torn down and a new Congregational Church is being built directly across the Broadway Street.  Services are being held in the Phoenix Hall during construction.

I. G. Yeager Residence, (Prior-1963)

Hallock Inc, (1963-1966)

Vacant, (1966-1972)

United States Social Security Office, (1973-1995)

United States Health and Human Services Office, (1996-1996)

Vacant, (1997-1997)

Medina Academy of Dance, (1998-1999)

Vacant, (2000-2002)

Liberty Baptist Fellowship Church, (2003-2016) 

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#116 North Broadway Street: Burnham House

G. W. Shaw Residence, (1910-1947)

Max T. Burnham Residence, (1948-1956)

House and lot purchased by the Trustees of the Congregational Church for expansion purposes in 1956.

 

#117 North Broadway: Alden House,-1898, Masi House,-1936

Susan King Alden Private Residence, (1898-1936)

1.  Susan King Alden moved to Medina some time before 1860 with her Alden family with two sisters and two brothers. Her father, “Squire” Alden established his family in the home on the north side of the public square, the home later moved to the rear of the Buckeye Diner, the property being known in later years as the “old Alden homestead.”

2.  Her parents, William Henry and Sarah Stage Alden came from Suffield, Conn. and located in Seville, where she was born in 1844

3.  Miss Alden was a direct decedent of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower, immortalized in the Longfellow’s epic poem “The Courtship of Miles Standish.”

4.  Miss Alden was employed as a clerk at the local Post Office for many years and she possessed a fine contralto voice, so she was hired as a soloist at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

5.  Miss Alden maintained her interest in the Episcopal Church and became a confirmed member of St. Paul’s where she was active in the work of the Women’s Guild.

6.  Miss Susan King Alden deeded her property to Sam Masi in 1936 just prior to her death at age 91 years

7.  With the passing of Susan King Alden is gone the last of a respected and renowned pioneer family of Medina.

Sam Masi Private Residence, (1936-1973)

Parking Lot and Auto Drive-Banking Teller for following Banks at #100 East Liberty Street

Ohio State Bank, (1974–1975)

Medina County Bank, (1976-1978)

BancOhio National Bank, (1979-1985)

National City Bank of Cleveland, (1985–2006)

National City Mortgage, (2006–2014)

National City Investment, (2007–2010)

 

 

 

 

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#121 North Broadway: Henderson House, 1948

K. E. Henderson Residence, (Prior to 1971)

Parking Lot and Auto Drive-Banking Teller for following Banks at #100 East Liberty Street

Ohio State Bank, (1974–1975)

Medina County Bank, (1976-1978)

BancOhio National Bank, (1979-1985)

National City Bank of Cleveland, (1985–2006)

National City Mortgage, (2006–2014)

National City Investment, (2007–2010)

 

 

#125 North Broadway Street: Fields House, 1948

Shiloh A. Fields Private Residence, (Prior to 1952)

1.  House was demolished and a one story 810 square feet small office building was built with two or three private offices, reception area and restroom. Building can be divided into two separate offices with one private office, one reception area, and a separate entrance in each section.

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Fields Barber Shop, Shiloh A. Fields, Prop.  (1952-1965)

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Shiloh Fields, Harold Casey and Donald Bramley, Barbers at Fields Barbershop

Nu-Trend Beauty Salon, (1953-1977)    

Ronald W. Kohanski Architect, (1966-1977)

Gerspacher Investment Co, (1978-1981)

Epstein, Howard, Turner and Wershbale, Inc., (1981-1982)

Edward F. Bugner, CPA, (1982-1985)

Music Market, (1985-1988?)

Farmers Insurance Agency, (1989-2000)

Bob Marshal, (1989-2000)

Richard Jodway, (1994-1998) 

Raymond James Financial Services, (2000-2001) 

Reserve Benefit Group, (2000-2003)

Farnham Insurance Agency, Mark Farnham, Agent, (2001-2008)

Bryan Financial Service, Damon Bryan, Prop. (2003-2009) 

Farmers Insurance Agency, Damon Bryan, (2004-2009)

Maureen Gechter, Attorney, (2009-2011)

Aaron M. Harrison, Attorney, (2011-2011)

Vacant, (2012-2013) 

Bryan Financial Services, Damon Bryan, Prop. (2014-2016)

 

#129 North Broadway Street: Fields House, 1948

Shiloh A. Fields Residence, (Prior-1966)

Private Residence, (1967-1981)

Dean R. Steigerwald, Attorney, (1982-1985)

T. F. Brown and Associates, (1982-1985)

James Contracting Grouping, (1985-1987)

Vacant, (1988-1990)  

Approved Title Agency, (1991-1994)

Medina County Real Estate Company, (1995-1999)

Thomas H. Clarkson, (1995-1999)

Vacant, (2000-2000)

Wilmar Properties, LTD, (2001-2002)

Juan Villasenor, (2003-2003)

Merinar, CPA, Inc, (2004-2016)

Genworth Financial, (2005-2006)

 

#135 North Broadway: Clements House, 1948

Edward M. Clements Residence, (Prior-1974)

Medina County Credit Bureau, (1975-1978)

Rolling, Hocevar, and Associates, (1979-1981)

Vacant, (1982-1984)

Medina Presbyterian Church Office and Meeting Room, (1985-1991)

1.  In 1983 the Western Reserve Presbytery voted to establish a new Church Development in Medina.

2.  In 1985, Reverend James Gilbert was called to serve as a Development Minister.

3.  On May 18, 1986, The Medina Presbyterian Church was charted and the congregation numbering 92 began church services in the Seventh-day Adventist Church east of Medina.

4.  In May 1988 3.7 acres was purchased at 5088 Burgundy Bay, east of Medina for the location of their new church building.

Private Residence, (1992-2005)

Vacant, (2006-2006)

Laura J. MacDonald, CPA, (2007-2016) 

#139 North Broadway: Baldwin House

Baldwin Private Residence, (1901-

1.  Minnie and William A. Baldwin house for sale, 1 block north of square on Broadway Street, opposite the primary school in 1901.

E. J. Newton Residence, (1948-

 

#144 North Broadway Street: Medina High School Bldg.-1923, Medina County Adminstrative Bldg.-1975

Medina Primary School, (1891-1923)

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1.  By the last decade of the 19th century, student enrollment in the village schools had increased too much that the Lincoln School was filled to capacity. A school bond issue was approved, and in 1891, the Medina Primary School opened. The school consisted of four large rooms, each with a capacity for 50 students, and was located on North Broadway Street where the County Administration Building now stands. It was torn down in 1921.

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Medina City High School Building, (1923-1956)

School Superintendents: W. E. Conkle, (1923-1941), Herman G. Spencer, (1941-1947), Sidney M. Fenn, (1947-1961)

1.  In 1923, a new High School designed by architect T. Ralph Ridley and built by contractor, V. W. Surber for a cost of $268,038 in 1923 was to accommodate about 800 students.

2.  In 1956, during the superintendency of Sidney M. Fenn the high school classes were again moved to a new location on East Union Street.

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Medina Junior High School, (1956-1973)

1.  In 1956 the old high school was converted into classrooms for junior high students

Vacant Building, (1974-1975)

1.  School facility renovated extensively to accommodate County Adminstrative offices in 1974.

Medina County Adminstrative Building (1975 -2016)

1.  Medina County Commissioners paid the Medina City Schools $800,000 for the building and property in 1974.

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2016 Present Medina County Offices and Occupants:

ADMINISTRATOR, Scott Miller, County Administrator

AUDITOR’S OFFICE,   Mike Kovack, Auditor

BOARD OF REVISION,

COMMISSIONERS,   Adam Friedrick       •     Patricia G. Geissman     •    Tim Smith

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Bethany Dentler, Executive Director

FINANCE DEPARTMENT, Michael Pataky, Finance Director

RECORDER’S OFFICE, Colleen Swedyk, County Recorder

TAX MAP OFFICE, Beth Mika, Supervisor

TREASURER’S OFFICE, John Burke, Treasurer

 

#145 North Broadway: Leister House, 1948

R. E. Leister Residence (Prior-1985)

Robert Hen, Attorney, (1985-1988)

Richard Dunn, Attorney, (1985-1988)

Jill Heck, Attorney, (1985-1988)

Associate Graphics, (1988-1991)

Mary Haas, Attorney, (1988-1991)

Oracle Corp, (1988-1991)

Corner Store, (1991-1994) 

Suzanne Lesure, PHD, (1991-1994)

Michele Petrasek, EDD, (1993-1994)

Vacant, (1995-1995)

Rosalina Fini, Attorney, (1996-1996)

David Gedrock, Attorney, (1996-1997)

Carl Hiteman, Attorney, (1996-2003)

Michael Ratajczak Attorney, (1996-2009)

Morris and Brown, Paralegal and Practice, (1997-1997)

Richard Barbera, Attorney, (1998-1999)

Kathryn Stanec, Attorney, (1998-1999)

Vance Truman, Attorney, (1999-1999)

Access Mortgage and Financial, (2000-2000)

Advance Steel Company, (2000-2000) 

Berliner Communications, (2000-2000)

Mary Maishler-Fallon, Attorney, (2000-2001)

Musically Sound Studios, (2002-2003)

Vacant, (2004-2005)

Lending Solutions Network, (2006-2006)

Lexington Lending and Mortgage, GRP, (2006-2006)

Vacant, (2010-2012)

Gregory Schaefer, (2013-2016)  

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