Those looking to forever cherish a piece of Halifax high school history—or anyone building a backyard barbecue—are in luck.
The city is inviting former Saint Patrick’s High School students, “and other interested residents” to preserve the former school’s memory by taking home some leftover rubble.
“With demolition of the former Saint Patrick’s High School located at 6067 Quinpool Road in full swing, the municipality and its contractor have set aside a few hundred bricks to serve as lasting memorabilia for residents,” reads a press release from HRM.
The bricks will be placed on pallets outside the construction fencing along Windsor Street. Anyone who wants a brick can go get it today and tomorrow from 8am until 5pm.
The former high school was open from 1953 to 2007. Recently, hundreds of former St. Pat’s students from throughout its history gathered for one last reunion. One of them might want a brick.
Demolition at the Quinpool Road site has been ongoing since August. Future plans for commercial and residential development are still up in the air.
According to the release, the bricks are only available on a first come, first serve basis. There’s no indication security will be in place, so it’s possible someone with a truck can go grab all the bricks and resell them later at a healthy markup.