A community-based group that owns a historic Jackson County landmark is looking toward the future with recent clean-up efforts that could lead to its eventual restoration as a park. Medora Brick Plant & Historical Sites Inc. recently held a dedication ceremony and discussed its intention to transform the site into an attraction. Bricks were produced on-site until the early 1990s and the organization officially acquired the property in December.
The Tribune in Seymour reports dozens gathered at the site on Memorial Day to celebrate the once thriving industrial space and the aging kilns and other buildings deteriorating with age and lack of use. Restoration work gained momentum two years ago and organizers of the preservation efforts, which include Indiana Landmarks Southern Regional Office Director Greg Sekula, say fundraising will be the next major challenge. He tells the publication a goal is to have the six-acre property, first listed on Indiana Landmarks 10 Most Endangered Sites list in the mid-2000s, placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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