Medora brick plant group meeting

A group working to restore the site of the former Medora brick plant will conduct a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Medora Senior Citizens Center, 52 W. Main St.

The public is invited to attend the meeting to hear about cleanup efforts and possible uses for the site.

The committee had cleanup events June 18 and Aug. 27, and its first meeting was Sept. 6. That meeting drew 22 people, including Greg Sekula with the Indiana Landmarks Southeast Regional Office, Arann Banks with the Jackson County Visitor Center, Jane Ellery with Ball State University, Steve Graves, a brick plant historian who came all the way from Florida, and Bernard Gray, who was the plant’s superintendent.

The plant produced bricks from 1906 to 1991. Since that time, the 6-acre site, containing nine standing brick kilns, an office, a shipping area and storage, southwest of Medora has become overgrown with foliage.

Now, the site is being prepared for a survey to determine what kind of potential uses might be found, including a park or a historical site.

If enough interest is built throughout the community, Indiana Landmarks, a statewide organization that focuses on preserving historical properties, will partner with a Bloomington firm to develop a conceptual phase of ideas for the property.