MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Commemorative bricks bought years ago and placed at The Pyramid in Memphis will be taken to the University of Memphis as they are removed so that building can be turned into a Bass Pro Shops attraction.
The Commercial Appeal reports that U of M has agreed to inventory the bricks and either return them to the people who purchased them or place them around a fiberglass statue of Ramesses II, which was also relocated to the campus.
Before The Pyramid opened in 1991, families or individuals paid $50 each to buy more than 12,000 bricks that were inscribed to their wishes and used as paving stones in a plaza in front of the building.
They brought in $621,420 before expenses, which went to support the Memphis Inter-faith Association.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com