Judge-Executive Stan Humphries said that the fiscal court had agreed to set aside at least 2,000 bricks for the organization’s use. He said there might be a few more, but that many of them would have been destroyed during the demolition. He told the members he wasn’t sure what their plans would be, but said he thought it would be a good way for them to raise revenue.
“I don’t care if you sell them for a dollar a brick or $100 a brick,” he said.
Historical Society President Ken Oakley told The Cadiz Record that they hadn’t decided whether to sell the bricks with a commemorative plate on them or how much to charge for them. He said that many of them thought people might not be interested in owning a brick if there was nothing to mark them for what they were.
“A regular brick probably wouldn’t look too good in someone’s house,” he said.
Oakley said that members Dan Quick and John Charon had formed a small committee to research their options and present them to the rest of the members. He said they would look at which companies would be best for putting commemorative plates on the bricks and that their price would depend on how much the organization would have to pay for the production and the shipping.
Humphries spoke briefly about the importance of organizations that preserve the history of their communities. He said he remembered his grandparents, Ira and Gertrude Humphries, telling him stories when he was young. He said that he thought their stories were boring at the time and didn’t pay much attention. He said it was important for people to keep a record of their past so that when people like him get older, they have access to that history.
For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.