Brownstown pursues option for feed mill purchase


A plan to use federal tax dollars to renovate a block-long area on the east side of the courthouse square has run into a snag because of the historic nature of the area.

“We were applying for a grant for it and were told by the state that we couldn’t tear down the feed mill,” town council President John Nolting said Wednesday night during a council meeting at the town hall.

That’s because the courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Nolting said.

The former feed mill Nolting was referring to is owned by Rick and Linda Jo Brown in the 100 block of East Walnut Street. That’s the same block where a fire in August 2009

destroyed two other buildings.

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