Cast Iron Gallery is a unique photographic experience combining historical and current professional images. The focus is on Western Pa, with a specif emphasis on Brownsville, PA. The gallery is designed to inspire, showcase local photographers, and illuminate the history and decline of the town through pictures. The objective is to build awareness to promote revitalization of a proud community.
Historical images provide a view to the once vibrant, regionally important and significant history of the town. Every town has a story, some need to be told...
Current images reflect the current state of many of the historical buildings including Union Station, Brownsville General Hospital, Monongahela Bank, and many other locations.
Stephen Beckman spent over eight months collecting historical images of Brownsville. Then took steps to protect, restore, and digitize the originals prints. The goal is to continue growing the catalog of photography
Collaborated with local leaders to find a location that would be accessible, visible, and highlight growth in the historical district of Brownsville. The building was acquired from BARC and significant investment was put in to building keeping it from falling in deep disarray
Stephen and Charles spent hours shooting Brownsville to bring the history and present imagery together to create a powerful story of what was, what is and what can be again.
Stephen searched and collected and recievied donations of artifacts to enhance the overall gallery
Charles took his creative mind to a new level in creating some the gallery's one-of-kind displays including the ticket booth which holds the original brass ticket window from Union Station and the recreation of the first cast iron bridge built right in Brownsville
Hours and hours of labor went into the creation of the Cast Iron Gallery. Stephen and Charles would like to thank all the individuals that help make the gallery a reality. Come and visit and treat yourself to a wonderful photographic voyage
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