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Oct 03, 2017 - BIDDING ENDS 6 PM! Eastern
W. & D. Broughton
300 S Beech Street
Leavenworth, IN 47137
Online Only Auction
A once in a lifetime piece of real estate! Includes large amount of frontage on the Ohio River & Little Blue River. This was the original location of the Peckinpaugh Furniture Co Mansion!
Inspection: Thurs Sept 21 4-6 PM
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115 E. Chestnut St.
Corydon, IN 47112
ALTON 25 ACRE REAL ESTATE AUCTION
ONCE IN A LIFETIME PROPERTY
OHIO/LITTLE BLUE RIVER FRONTAGE
SITE OF 1860 PECKINPAUGH MANSION
RECREATIONAL-WEEK END GETAWAY
ONLINE ONLY-BIDDING ENDS OCT 3
ADDRESS: 300 S Beech Street, Leavenworth, IN (Downton Alton)
Located just 11 miles south of the I-64 #92 Leavenworth Exit!
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REAL ESTATE: A once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase a nostalgic 24.92 +/- acre tract of land that has nearly 2000‘ +/- of Ohio & Little Blue River frontage. This secluded property is tucked away in southern Crawford County in the small Ohio River town of Alton. This hidden property includes the original “Peckinpaugh Mansion” that was built in 1860 by Abraham N. Peckinpaugh of the “Peckinpaugh-Harrison & Co’s Mill". The home has fallen into disrepair but was a grand two-story Queen Anne style Victorian home with 3000+ SF. This estate type property lays very well, includes 950’+ of Ohio River frontage, 950’+ of Little Blue River frontage, easily accessible river frontage, & Walnut & Pecan groves. Modern structures include: small elevated cabin with second floor loft & covered front porch; shelter house (includes shower, commode, & sink) & observatory deck built at the corner of the mouth of Little Blue River; and small replica log built style structure. This property lends itself for the ultimate estate style home overlooking the Ohio River or an excellent candidate for a private recreational weekend getaway!
PECKINPAUGH MANSION HISTORY: Built by Abraham Nicholas Peckinpaugh (1839-1912) approximately 1860. Who lived there until the 1937 Flood, then property was sold to the Wood’s Family who lived there until the mid-1990’s.
PECKINPAUGH HARRISON & CO’s MILL HISTORY: Founded at the close of the Civil War by Abraham Nicholas Peckinpaugh, George R. Peckinpaugh, John I. Peckinpaugh, & Thomas Harrison. It was situated on the Ohio River near the mouth of the Little Blue River. When built, it was one of the most extensive manufactories of its kind in the entire state of Indiana. The “Novelty Dept” created such things as mantels and all the material for finishing the finest houses. Later production changed to furniture, wheels for cane carts, & sent several flat bottom boats of lumber south on the Ohio River. Operation ceased approximately 1915.
TOWN OF ALTON HISTORY: The Town of Alton situated on the Ohio River was founded in 1838. By 1889 Alton could boast of a school, two churches (a Baptist church and a Methodist church), a number of business houses and residences and the Indiana Oak Mills which was the largest manufactory in the county at that time. White Sulphur Well located about six miles from Alton boasted “healing” properties and drew people to this area. It was stated to be “one of the most romantic spots on earth” in Gresham’s 1889 history of the county. The well resulted when an attempt was made to sink a well for petroleum, but struck a vein of Sulphur water instead. During the late 1800s this type of water was sought for its medicinal properties. People would drink and bathe in it, so many would be drawn to travel to the area for this purpose. As a result, a large and luxurious hotel, owned by the Boyd Brothers was opened to serve visitors to this resort area, which also boasted “the finest fishing and hunting” in the neighborhood. Alton’s population in 2000, per the U.S. Census Bureau, was reported to consist of 53 people.
RIVER FRONTAGE/ACCESS/POTENTIAL DIVISIONS: Property includes 957’ +/- of Ohio River frontage & 958’ +/- of Little Blue frontage. Access if from Beech St. Property is eligible for multiple splits. No Little Blue River restrictions in Crawford County.
MINERAL RIGHTS: Includes sellers’ interest in mineral rights.
SURVEY FEES: No survey fees apply, existing surveys completed 2005/2006.
INSPECTION: Thursday Sept. 21 4-6 pm
NOTE: Stingray sculpture, campers, and dinner bell on shelter house are not included with the real estate.
POSSESSION/CLOSING INFO: Possession at closing on all real estate.
UTILITIES: Electric-Duke Energy; Water-Patoka Water Co
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PT Tract 33-4-1E 20.5458AC & PT SW 33-4-1E 4.38 AC
TAXES: $407.62 per installment (based on current owner exemptions)
PARCEL ID: 13-13-33-423-001.000-002 and 13-13-33-350-001.000-002
REFERENCE POINTS: Leavenworth 11 SW; Corydon 26 SW; Tell City 29 NE; Louisville KY 49 SW; & Evansville 91 NE
DIRECTIONS: From I-64, take Exit 92 Leavenworth south on IN-66 1.7 miles, continue straight on S Indian Ridge Rd 1.3 miles, continue on S Fredonia Rd 1.4 miles, turn right on Alton Fredonia Rd 2.3 miles, turn right on S Cape Sandy Rd 0.3 miles, turn right to stay on S Cape Sandy Rd 1.4 miles, continue on S Alton Fredonia Rd 3 miles, continue on High Street 0.3 miles, turn left on S Beech St to site. Watch for auction arrows!
OWNER: Warren L. & Debra L. Broughton