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I have mentioned before that I am blessed to live in the house my grandparents designed and built. Last week, the Robin Hill Manor was inducted into the Medina Sandstone Hall of Fame. That’s us, right center.
Medina Sandstone is a remarkable building material with some excellent qualities. It has been used all over the world. Needless to say, I’m very pleased to see my folks’ work get into the historical record. In the late 1940s, they cleaned up four or five closed quarries to get the stone to build the house, and my uncle George did all the stonework. It took them quite a while to build the house; it was finished the year I was born, 1952. I still can’t believe that I am living here. Better yet, my daughter Valerie and her husband Keenan live here too, so it will carry on for another generation.
It’s quite a kick to have our house listed among all the cathedrals and big buildings.Published in