Historic J.J.E. Gibson brick to be auctioned off during Poultry Festival

Historic brick from mid-1880s when Historic 1885 Shelby County Courthouse was built

The Shelby County Historical Commission History Museum will be holding a public auction on a rare J.J.E. Gibson brick.

This brick was from the ones made at his brick yard that was located on Houston Street during the time he was building the Courthouse, Jail House, that is now used by the Chamber of Commerce, as well as several homes in our town. The brick was made during the period from 1883 to 1885, making it approximately 134 years old.

This is not the regular rectangular one, but is rounded on one end, like the ones used around the windows and doors. The impression on the rounded end reads “JJE GIBSON.” The Brick is in almost perfect condition. It is mounted on an enclosed stand that would look great in any Business or Home and something that not many people around have.

The auction will be held about 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Poultry Festival, prior to the auctioning of the Chickens.

This is your opportunity for a chance to win a piece of Historic Shelby County and help out a great organization. All proceeds from this auction will go to the Shelby County Historical Museum. Come out and show your support for a group who works daily helping keep Shelby County History alive.

Organizers invite the public to come by our Booth at the Poultry Festival and learn of all the things we have to offer. The museum is located on Pecan Street, directly behind the First Baptist Church.