The Rome Community Development group has begun selling bricks from the old McCall Hospital.   Bricks are being sold to help generate money that will be used for revitalization of South Rome.

They can be purchased for $15 each at the Rome Community Development office at 607 Broad Street.

Thus far nearly 70 bricks have been sold, with close to 400 remaining. Each brick comes with a certificate of authenticity.

The McCall Hospital operated from 1908 until 1978. When it ceased operations,  the building was then used as a boys home until 1986 when it was turned into apartments.

The building was demolished last year and will soon be a three level apartment building for low-income residents.  Construction is expected to start this summer.