Brick Sale Continues For Century High School Monument

September 28, 2016

Memorial bricks from the old Century High School have been on sale since July for inclusion in a monument, and so far sales have been very, very slow.

To date, only eight bricks have been purchased for the monument, but now is the time for formerĀ  Century Blackcats to step up and buy a brick, according to members of the Century Bricks and Monument Committee.

Engraved bricks are being sold at $50 each to be placed around a 1936 monument and flagpole salvaged from the former school, which was demolished due to tornado damage. In total, about 2,100 bricks were saved from the school building for the project. The $50 covers the cost of engraving the brick and construction of the monument; there is no profit made.

“No two of the bricks look alike,” Committee member Regi Burkett said during a Tuesday evening meeting. “That’s the character of 80-year old brick. This is not a store bought brick. The history is there.”

Each brick can be engraved with up to three lines of text with up to 20 characters per line.

To print an order form, visit CenturyHighBricks.com or pick up an order form at the Century Town Hall. Committee members will also be taking orders and have sample bricks available during a Fall Festival October 15 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Showalter Park.

Pictured top: A Tuesday evening meeting of the Century Bricks and Monument Committee. Pictured bottom: A sample engraved Century High School brick. Pictured inset: A 1936 monument salvaged from the former school will be in the center of the monument. Pictured below: A conceptual drawing of the monument. NorthEscambia.com photos/images, click to enlarge.

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One Response to “Brick Sale Continues For Century High School Monument”

  1. jdr on September 29th, 2016 5:53 pm

    I think its obvious by now that at this price the sales are not going to happen at least not enough to build the memorial. Maybe they should start looking at alternate ways to make this happen and save on the cost. Most residents of this area cannot afford this amount. One way would be to just charge for the cost of engraving and possibly have the inmates build the memorial. Just a thought





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