The old clinic on West Main Street is undergoing a procedure.
First Presbyterian Church now owns the building and is working to revitalize this part of McMinnville history. The clinic served as a healthcare facility for more than 40 years and was the birthplace for many local residents born during that era.
To help fund clinic restoration, commemorative brick sales have been under way. Volunteers were busy Tuesday installing the latest batch of bricks in what’s been named Clinic Memory Walkway.
“We’re placing 12 bricks today,” said Mary Mason, one of the program organizers. “We wait till we get several built up before we install them.”
Donald Miller was working to install a brick for his wife’s parents, George and Winnie Morris. He also placed a brick for Rev. Leslie Glover, the first female pastor at First Presbyterian from 1997-2001.
Anyone in the community is welcome to order a brick. A 4x8 brick can contain three lines of up to 18 characters per line for $50. An 8x8 brick can contain six lines of up to 18 characters per line and costs $100.
Church members have no plans to return the old clinic to a medical facility. Rather, they would like to preserve and expand the office space that’s available there now.
For information on how to order a brick, call the church office at 473-2690, or Mason at 474-3100.