Medina, Ohio (Images of America Series)
  • Medina, Ohio (Images of America Series)
  • Medina, Ohio (Images of America Series)

Medina, Ohio (Images of America Series)

by Gloria Brown
     
 

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In 1945, Pathfinder magazine selected the village of Medina as a "shining example of small town living" and, with the film company RKO Pathe, produced a 15-minute movie about Medina called Home Town USA. The film focused on the Victorian square and on the nearby tree-shaded streets lined with century homes. But the film did not tell the dramatic story behind the…  See more details below

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In 1945, Pathfinder magazine selected the village of Medina as a "shining example of small town living" and, with the film company RKO Pathe, produced a 15-minute movie about Medina called Home Town USA. The film focused on the Victorian square and on the nearby tree-shaded streets lined with century homes. But the film did not tell the dramatic story behind the picturesque facade. Medina was hewn out of the Ohio wilderness by Connecticut Yankees, many of them Revolutionary War veterans who brought with them a tradition of democracy and strong community spirit. In 1848, a fire devastated the public square. The citizens rallied, and it was quickly rebuilt. In 1870, another fire wiped out most of the business district. Over the next decade, the square once again rose from the ashes, and the result was a village center filled with handsome Eastlake Victorian-style buildings. That public square sits at the heart of the community whose history this book puts on display.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738541464
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/21/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
921,349
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Gloria Brown has been a college instructor and is a freelance writer with a particular interest in history. She is a member of the Historic Preservation Board of the City of Medina, the Community Design Committee, and the Medina City Archive Commission.

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