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A visit to Brookville

I stayed in Brookville, a town of about 2,500 people in southeastern Indiana, while I attended the Indiana Byways conference in early November. I’d only been to Brookville once before, many years ago, and hardly stopped. This time, I made sure to set aside time to walk the town’s lovely main street with my camera.

Brookville is old compared to most other Indiana towns, as it was platted in 1808. That’s eight years before Indiana became a state! The downtown strip retains much of its 19th-century charm.

Brookville is on US 52, which was laid out along the old Brookville Road. This road was commissioned by the state in 1821 to connect Indianapolis with the Ohio border near Cincinnati.

I made these photographs with my Pentax ME SE, using my 50mm f/1.7 SMC Pentax-M lens. I shot Fomapan 200 at EI 125 and developed it in Ilford ID-11, stock solution.

Brookville, IN
Brookville, IN
Brookville, IN
Brookville, IN
Brookville, IN
Brookville, IN
Brookville, IN
Brookville, IN
Brookville, IN

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2 thoughts on “A visit to Brookville

  1. Andy Umbo says:

    Looks still pretty well cared for. What’s the economy that keeps Brookville alive today? Bedroom community for Cincinnati? Looks close to Hamilton Ohio. When I was living in Chicago in the late 80’s, my brother was working for a paper in Hamilton, so I used to go visit him there. Always interested in what’s keeping places ike these alive.

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