I made a fortune demolishing my old high school
I graduated in 1965 and that was the last year students would attend this very old brick school building. It was built in 1925 and the population of students needed a newer bigger high school.
The county wanted to develop the property and my father's construction company was hired to tear it down.
I did everything in my power not to damage the bricks. The bricks were very high-quality Mason bricks and modern bricks lacked the style and look of the bricks I was salvaging.
I finally got the building razed and I cleaned the bricks and a housing authority gave me a fortune for them. My deal with the county was that I could have the bricks and they didn't have to give me anything else.