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UPDATE: Jerry Sandusky Brick Removed

Thanks to Sam Heppelmann (@heppeltweets) for the initial heads up on the brick’s existence.

(UPDATE: Aug. 30 12:52 p.m.) The brick was removed earlier this afternoon, after the Tavern received a request from the State College Borough.

(FROM Aug. 28) Tucked away between The Tavern restaurant and The Shoe Box connecting College Ave and Calder Way is McAllister Alley. The picturesque brick sidewalk was dedicated as Centennial Walkway in 1996, and contains more than 2,900 engraved bricks donning the names of current and former State College residents.

One of those bricks is Jerry Sandusky — only inches away from Governor James A. Beaver of Beaver Stadium fame. Surrounded by thousands of other prominent community members, Sandusky’s brick has been forgotten over the last 16 years, but it’s eerie to watch people walk on top of the brick oblivious of the significance.

Former President Graham Spanier also has a brick on the walkway, along with his wife Sandra Spanier.

The State College Borough could not immediately be reached for comment.

Ryan Beckler (@RBecklerPSU) also contributed to this post for spending an hour and a half staring at bricks.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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