Alumni of the old Central High School that was recently demolished to make way for the new Central Elementary School can now own a keepsake of the old building.
In February, the Oxford School District began construction on the new Central Elementary School on the site of the old Central High School – Oxford’s African-American school pre-integration.
“My hope is that graduates and/or family members of those who attended Central High School take a brick as a keepsake,” said Heather Lenard, OSD Public Information Officer.
A brick will be placed in the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center for public display on behalf of the Central High School Class of 1969, the last graduating class from the building.
The bricks are free and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Bricks can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 24-28 at the OSD Central Office located next door to Oxford Middle School on Bramlett Boulevard.
Since supply is limited, there will be a limit of two bricks per person. Once the bricks are gone, OSD will update the district’s website and social media platforms.
Courtesy of the OSD