Monon Memorial Brick Plaza Project
( Click on image to enlarge. Cecil J. Smith Photograph )
The brick patio next to the restored Monon flat car #32258 at the Linden Railroad Museum in Linden, Indiana has seen some improvements. Landscaping and benches have been added. Pictured above is Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society President Frank Van Bree checking out the benches that were recently added. They look great. The project continues and there are plenty of blank bricks available.
The courtyard is also a remembrance to Indiana's railroad legacy. The patio is 40 feet by 20 feet and will link to the existing exhibits and museum sidewalks with bricks.
You can purchase these engraved bricks for yourself, a loved one, or in honor of or memory of any person, organization, or business. Buy one for yourself and another for a railroad worker you know. You can specify the spot you want it installed. Order forms will be included in the next mailing of The Hoosier Line.
The cost is $40.00 per brick. Specify up to three lines of no more than 14 characters, including spaces. If you would like the Monon herald, write LOGO on the top line of your order, and the bottom two lines will be available for your message. Request a form, from Bob Straw (address below) or print page 2 and forward, along with check or money order to Bob Straw. Please make all checks and money orders payable to Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society, Inc.
Example of what the engraved bricks will look like. Thanks to Mont Switzer for the use of one of the bricks he purchased.
And this is how the bricks will look when added to the patio.
For more information via email, contact, Robert Straw at email@example.com . Please include "Monon Brick Plaza Project" in the subject line. and you will be sent an order form. All proceeds go to the Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society.
Monon Brick Project
c/o Bob Straw
P.O. Box 205
Linden, IN 47955