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Welcome to Cast Iron Gallery An Unique Photographic Experience

Every town has a story, but some need to be told...

Featured Photographers

Stephen Beckman

An avid photographer since the age of thirteen, Stephen has a passion and expertise in black & white, landscape, portrait, image restoration, and many other forms of photography.  This combined with an interest in history/history preservation, and commitment to community service has been the driving force behind the creation of the Cast Iron Gallery to exhibit Brownsville in historic and current images.   You can find more of my images at 

Charles Hoopes

Charles Hoopes is an expert stone mason and professional photographer.  He has a wide range of photographic skills including, but not limited to light painting, landscapes, event photgraphy and a level of creativity that takes his photography to new places.

Local Photographers

Through the course of the year we will also present other local photographers.  Shauna Marie Benz will be one of the local photographers working with the Cast Iron Gallery as a gallery host and photographer.    

Shauna Benz-Patterson, Independent Professional Photographer," You Name It - I Shoot it" email ~ 724-570-9408

33 years experience ~ BFA, from Waynesburg University in

Commercial Art/Visual Communications I have a Facebook Page Images by Shauna 

I Have a Portable Studio I can bring to you. I use many landmarks and parks for On-Location Sittings 

Photographing Senior & Family Portraits, ~ Landscapes ~  Architecture ~  Commercial ~ Events ~Weddings,~ Reunions. 

Meeting ALL of your photography needs ~ 

Outside, the realm I enjoy Chasing the Sun ~ Sunrises and Sunsets, never two the same. shooting designs and patterns. I find beauty in all life. My aspirations are to share this love of photography with our youth. Facebook page Express It~Calling All Artists ~ Post and Be Known

All images are copyrighted, all rights reserved. Please don't attempt to download images

Image size is to small to reporduce.  Please contact the Cast Iron Gallery about purchasing images or if you have special requests.

Creating Cast Iron Gallery

Acquiring historical images

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

Securing location for gallery

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

Shooting original images

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.

Collecting local artifacts

Stephen searched and collected and recievied donations of artifacts to enhance the overall gallery

Adding unique creativity

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

Bringing it all together

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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Cast Iron Gallery

200 Bank Street, Brownsville, PA 15417

(973) 652-5324


Monday - Friday: By appointment

Saturday: 12:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm