Brownstown / Ewing Main Street Projects

Ewing Depot Project Update

The Ewing Depot has been relocated and placed on a new foundation. The rafters and back wall has been repaired and the Depot now has a new roof. The restoration is ongoing, stop by and see the progress.

The Depot project is always looking for any type of donation to help the project. Donations may be monetary, materials, or a donation of time by volunteering to help.

Contact Us at Brownstown/Ewing Main street or stop in at Ewing Uniques to inquire about the Depot project.

Ewing Depot Project

Brownstown / Ewing Main Street is in the process of acquiring and restoring the "Ewing Depot". Several citizens remember departing from the "Ewing Depot" by train on their travels. Stories of "class trips" departing from the "Ewing Depot" are a common remembrance. Some folks recall visitors to our community arriving at the "Ewing Depot".

Whatever the memories are, BEMS is now trying to save the "Ewing Depot". The town of Brownstown has agreed to acquire the "Ewing Depot" and approximately .75 acres of land in the area it now stands. The "Ewing Depot" must be moved from its current location as it currently sits on the CSX railroad right-of-way and cannot remain that close to the railroad.

This is where we need your Help! BEMS is seeking funds to move and place the "Ewing Depot" on a new foundation. After the depot is moved to its new foundation then restoration can begin.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation for this project, please make a donation payable to Brownstown / Ewing Main Street with "Ewing Depot" in the memo.

Mail to:
Brownstown/Ewing Main Street
PO Box 75
Brownstown, IN 47220

Drop off donations at the Brownstown Town Hall

Donate to our Depot Project

Brownstown/Ewing Main Street is making this nice 11 x 17 print, from local photographer Joe Persinger of his Ewing Depot photo, available to anyone who donates $250 or more to the "Save the Depot" fund.

The committee is also selling prints to benefit the fund drive. CSX has agreed to give the community the depot, but it will take money to move it and for a new foundation and roof, etc.

Contact Us at Brownstown/Ewing Main street or stop in at Ewing Uniques in Ewing for details.

Depot Print

Brownstown/Ewing ArtsFest a Success

Brownstown/Ewing Main Street's first ArtsFest was held April 27, 2013. Our first Brownstown/Ewing ArtsFest was a success and enjoyed by those attending. The Indiana Historic Pathways Volkswalk was also well attended.
Read article         See our Pre-event ArtsFest Poster

2012 Annual Meeting Held

Brownstown/Ewing Main Street's Annual meeting was held January, 3 2013. The annual meeting served as a kick-off to the Ewing Depot project and looked at past accomplishments.
Annual Meeting Story ....

Brownstown Architectural Master Plan

Brownstown Architectural Master Plan was a result of the collective insight and efforts of Brownstown/Ewing Main Street, other community groups, Town of Brownstown staff and officials, residents, and consultants. RATIO Architects, Inc presented BEMS and the Town of Brownstown with a finalized plan dated August 2012 .

Included in the plan are recommendations for specific buildings along Walnut Street, the Jackson County History Center, and overall downtown in order to provide a clear direction moving forward to achieve the community's vision.

The plan offers suggestions and goals to grow Brownstown, including establishing a brand, incorporating public art, building a community center, improving the history center and restoring the commercial buildings in the downtown.

Copies of the plan are available as PDF documents :

Other Completed Projects

  • 2012 Indiana's Historic Pathways Teacher Workshop at WR Ewing on Oct 2, 2012
  • 2012 Indiana Main Street Community Exchange at WR Ewing on July 25, 2012
  • 2012 Jackson County Fair Booth
  • 2011 Indy 500 Contest (Brownstown won)
  • 2011 MelonFest ChalkArt