|This is a 2004 photo of the old Medora Brick Plant. |
This brick plant was built in 1906 with the surrounding hills
This is a 2004 photo of the old Medora Brick Plant. This brick plant was built in 1906 with the surrounding hills of
Southern Indiana supplying a ready supply of clay. Road paving with bricks was popular in this era, but when other materials started being used for roads in the 1920s the plant experienced a downturn. The plant changed owners and began producing building bricks. It’s said that many of the buildings at Purdue University, University of Kentucky, and University of Louisville utilize bricks produced here.
Even though looking at these ruins it would seem the plant has been closed for decades, surprisingly it was in production through 1992. I haven’t been to the site for years, but it is decaying fast. Many former employees and their survivors hope that the site will be preserved. The Historic Landmarks Foundation put the brick works on the list of
's 10 Most Endangered sites. Indiana