Posted by David Lariviere on Aug 20, 2019

"The Medina County Historical Society is excited to announce a new community endeavor which will preserve one of Medina County’s most architecturally significant and historic homes," stated MCHS President Brian Feron. Following discussions with the current owners, the Society has agreed to seek the funding to purchase and restore the historic McDowell-Phillips house at 205 S. Prospect Street in Medina. This is the magnificent Queen Anne shingle style mansion located at the end of West Washington Street in the city.

Well-known local historian Joann King also pointed out that this house will provide additional space for the Society to display its extensive artifact collection as generations of donors intended. The home and its surrounding 2 acres of landscaped gardens will also eventually serve as a new and unique location for cultural and educational events as well as for community and private usage. What a beautiful venue for wedding!


This is a unique opportunity to preserve an important part of our Medina County history.  The campaign,  “Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future” is underway!  You can help by sending your donation to MCHS, at 206 N. Elmwood Street, Medina, 44256, attention: McDowell House Campaign. If you need more information please contact MCHS at 330-722-1341 or email“The beauty and historic nature of the McDowell-Phillips Home, built in 1980, make it well worth an intense preservation effort for the community and all of Medina County,” Brian concluded, as he thanked Medina Sunrise Rotary.