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MSU Selling Bricks From Century Old Hall

MSU Selling Bricks From Century Old Hall

It may be just the gift for that "hard to buy for " MSU fan.

Red bricks salvaged from Michigan State University's Morrill Hall are on sale. Online sales by the school's Surplus Store started Friday at $35 per brick. Made of Upper Peninsula sandstone, the bricks come with authenticity certificates.

The 113-year-old Morrill Hall was demolished this year. A construction representative for the East Lansing school has said about 1,100 bricks will be sold to the public. Morrill Hall was built in 1899 and 1900. Nicknamed ``The Coop,'' it once was a dormitory for female students and also housed home economics classrooms.

It was converted in the 1930s to classroom space and named for Justin S. Morrill, a former U.S. senator who pushed to establish land grant universities.

 

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