Lynne Davidson wrote in asking what happened to the bricks that people purchased from the city of Sparks ?
The bricks were bought with the intention they would be placed at Victorian Square permanently, and Lynne says they were not cheap!
The city of Sparks sold about 600 of those bricks in 1999 for between $50 and $100 apiece depending on the size, and residents could have their own messages engraved as a permanent fixture. That was the idea anyway.
It turned out to be not all that permanent because the bricks are now gone from the plaza outside the movie theater. They were taking too much of a beating with the weather and the crowds in victorian square so the city pulled them up and staffers are now working to return them when possible.
The original messages will be displayed eventually on the walls of the old bandstand across from John Ascuaga's Nugget.
If you bought a brick or have some questions, feel free to give Andre Stigall a call in the Sparks Recreation Department. Her number is 353-7857.