Medina, NY – Grant will fund architect for Medina opera house

For a history of the theatre and information about the renovation, view this YouTube Video

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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:00 am
By Tom Rivers | 0 comments

An organization committed to restoring the former Bent’s Opera House in downtown Medina has been awarded a $2,020 grant to hire an architect.

The Preservation League of New York State announced the technical assistance grant for the Orleans Renaissance Group. The League in April named the former opera house one of its “Seven to Save,” an annual list that tries to highlight historic sites that need help. Water infiltration and structural issues are among the concerns that led the Medina landmark to be included in the “Seven to Save” list.

Bent’s Opera House was built in 1864-85 and is an anchor building in Medina’s Main Street Historic District. The former opera house was last used by a bank in 2009. Bank of America has since donated the building to the ORG.

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  1. Kathy McLeister

    The embedded video doesn’t appear at the top of the post. If you are having trouble finding the video, go to

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