Saturday, November 13, 2010

This is a charcoal portrait of Franklin Sylvester. It hangs on the right wall as you enter the Medina Library's genealogy and local history room. Franklin Sylvester was a local entrepreneur and cattleman who donated $10,000 to build the first library in the city of Medina. We honor his gift by naming the room the Franklin Sylvester Room. Sadly, Franklin died just months prior to the opening of the library in 1907.