Details about 1895 Church Montpelier Indiana Stained Glass Gothic Revival Real EstateSee original listing
May 29, 2012 11:49:31 PDT
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Montpelier, Indiana, United States
REAL ESTATE AUCTION
ABSOLUTE REAL ESTATE AUCTION
PROPERTY ADDRESS: 336 S. Jefferson, Indiana 47359
Former Presbyterian Church in Montpelier Indiana
Built in 1895 in the Gothic Revival Style
Beautiful Period Stained Glass Throughout
Seller is Motivated and Has Contracted Mark Volk Realty & Auction to Sell this Historic Property "Absolute" with NO RESERVE
The Total Purchase Price of This Property at the Conclusion of this Auction will be The Highest Bid PLUS a $2,000 DOC FEE (Buyer's Premium). There are NO RESERVES!TERMS OF SALE:
• Buyer(s) will sign an offer to purchase and related sales disclosures and make a $ 3,000. deposit (non-refundable after acceptance) immediately after auction with the balance due within 30 days after end of auction. We will accept PAYPAL for the deposit only!!
• This property will be sold in “as-is” condition with any and all faults. No warranties or guaranties are given or implied by Edrop-Auction, Mark Volk Realty & Auction or Sellers.
• Sellers will provide clear title with an owners title insurance policy and will pay the property taxes in full through the 2011 A due 2012 A Spring installment—Buyer(s) pay thereafter.
• The closing costs on this transaction will be approximately $ 2,250 which includes related recording and closing fees (Approx. $250.) and a $ 2,000. local services/ doc fee due Mark Volk Realty & Auction. The closing will be conducted by the prominent Anderson, Madison County, Indiana Title Company of Rowland Title Company (765) 644-0611.
• This is a cash sale. The purchase agreement is not subject to or contingent upon financing.
• Deposit is non-refundable after acceptance and will be forfeited as liquidated damages if transaction is not completed by purchaser.
NOTE: If these terms are not followed as stated, the home will be re sold and you will be reported to eBay as a non-paying bidder. This is for fairness to all respectable eBayers! This property is being sold “AS IS, WHERE IS”! No warranty is either expressed or implied. The property will be free and clear of any liens.
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A Short History of Montpelier:
Montpelier was born in a time shortly after the Indians were run out of the Indiana territories. The year was 1836. The state of Indiana had just been formed and admitted to the union 20 years before (1816) as the 19th state. The Indiana Governor was Noah Noble, a Whig, and the President of the United States was second termer Andrew Jackson. Martin Van Buren was elected to the Presidency starting in 1837. Santa Anna and 3000 Mexicans had just overrun the Alamo in the newly recognized independent republic of Texas and Samuel Colt patented the pistol with a revolving chamber.
Indiana, spurred by the success of the Erie Canal, (opened in 1833) plus being urged by the ever present need for better transportation, embarked upon the "Canal era" with the enactment of the "Mammouth Internal Improvement Bill" which carried an appropriation of $13 million, well over 10% of the states total assessed valuation. The bill provided for a vast network of canals and turnpikes and a railroad. One year later the "panic of 1837" struck the nation and the State government became bankrupt.
Montpelier was platted in as a part of Jay County until 1839. In 1839, Blackford County, was organized. It was named for Judge Issac Blackford. From 1824 to 1836, this area was a part of Delaware County, and from 1836 to 1839 it was a part of Jay County. Until 1824, all the Central and Northern portions of the state were held by Indians. Indiana was named from the "Indiana Territory" that was separated from the Northwest Territory. When Indiana became a state in 1816, the name Indiana was retained, which means "land of the Indians".
When Able Baldwin and his son-in-law, John J. Cook founded the city in 1836, they named it for the capital of their home state, Montpelier, Vermont. Montpelier was located on the Salamonie River and the L.E. & Western Railroad which made it an ideal location.
The city was platted so that on each corner of the main street in the business district there would be a city park. These parks remain today and are maintained in joint effort to help beautify the city by the city government and various organizations.
The city was incorporated in 1871 with a population of 231. Oil was discovered in 1887 and the population grew from 900 people in 1890 to 3000 in 1895 and to 5000 in 1896. The people poured into the town known as "Oil City". These new people were a rough breed; drillers from the gas and oil mines, factory workers from the new industries sprouting up on the outskirts of town and laborers from the newly opened limestone quarries east of town. They weaved drunkenly through the streets at night, singing songs. These were the same streets the ladies of the Temperance League had walked only a decade before, singing different songs. Now the streets were paved with tar and macadam; the sidewalks with stone and cement. Montpelier became a full fledged city, chartered in 1895. The new city recorded more killings per population than any other city in the state. Money and whiskey flowed freely, street fighting was common, and saloons and other recreational activities that would please a tired laborer were numerous. During this period, the Ohio Oil Company (now Marathon Oil Company) was taking many barrels of oil a week from their wells and a million dollars a day was passing through their new office building. The building is now the Community Building housing the office of the historical society. The Ohio Oil Company was just one of many oil companies located in the area at that time. Many of the cities subdivisions were platted by the Standard Oil Company.
In 1896 Montpelier had two Hotels, three banks, many general stores, 7 doctors, 3 dentists, eight industries, and an opera house with a seating capacity of 600. This Opera House is still in existence as are many of the other establishments of that era. Montpelier also contained an infamous reputation of having 15 saloons and 13 houses of prostitution. The most popular gaming house being a two story brick building built for the sole purpose of prostitution the "Blue Front Hotel". The Blue Front Hotel was owned and operated by a madam referred to as "Black Bess". Black Bess was a philanthropist of sorts and contributed quite frequently toward the growth of Montpelier. She is said to have had the prettiest girls in the State of Indiana and built her business on that reputation. She also had a very fine stable of horses and some very fine surreys. The girls that worked for Black Bess were not allowed to do business on Sunday but were seen frequently on the streets on a warm Sunday afternoon, dressed in the finest silks and satins, riding in the surreys behind the black velvet horses. The Blue Front Hotel was razed in 1969 and until that time some names of the girls and patrons remained on the walls where they had been written many years before. All that remains of the infamous hotel now is the memory, rumors, and the vacant location.
In 1896 the city hall was built, and the water works and distribution system was laid in 1897. The water works was rebuilt in 1928 and a new building was built in 1994. The Indiana Union Traction Company, an electric railroad, secured the right of way through Montpelier in 1904, as part of an interurban system carrying passengers and freight between Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. By this time the "Oil City" was also referred to as "Hell" and to purchase a ticket to Montpelier was to buy transportation to "Hell".
After the turn of the century, the gas and oil ran out. The people working in these industries left Montpelier. Industries closed one by one, and the city reverted to an agriculture community once more. Tar and cement roads lessened the need for stone and quarrying also declined. The population dropped sharply and continued to decline until after World War II. Although Montpelier's population today is less than half that of the peak reached during the boom period, the city had endured and has begun to grow again.
Today, the city has an active Chamber of Commerce, a Montpelier Coat of Arms to symbolize it's history, a song written in its name, a Historic Society to retain it's history, housing additions, seven industries providing approximately 433 factory jobs, new business, seven churches, and a modern police and fire department.
***PLEASE NOTE: We found this after an internet search and could not find the author...our thanks and acknowledgement to this unknown Montpelier Historian.
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PROPERTY ADDRESS: 336 S. Jefferson, Indiana 47359
Directions: Heading East on Indiana State Road 18 from Interstate 69 to Montpelier. Over the Railroad Tracks as you enter Downtown on State Road 18, the first street on your right is Jefferson. Turn Right, go 2 blocks on your right. Church is located on the NorthWest Corner of Jefferson and Monroe Streets.
Inspection: By Appointment
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PLEASE READ ALL, THANK YOU!
Serious bidders only! You are bidding on the full purchase price for this real estate! THIS SALE is a cash deal or its’ equivalent only!
See “Terms of Sale” Above
**3,000+ Square Foot Church and/or Multi Use Facility-Perfect for an Antique or Music Store, Day Care, Office or Possible Residence--Explore the Possibilities!
**Circa 1895 with Stunning Stain Glass Windows Throughout- (See Images)
**Noted as a Gothic Revival Design in a Blackford County Guide to Historic Properties
**Lots of Roof Angles in Sanctuary demonstrating the many Peaks & Valleys of the Gothic Building Design
**3 Story Bell Tower (The Bell Has Been Removed)
**Double Corner Lot
**12.6 X 9.6 Entry (carpeted) w/ Ladder to Bell Tower
**8 X 30 Foyer/Show Room (wood floors)
**9 X 13 Office
**Remodeled Lavatories--Ladies Bath has 2 Stools and Beautiful Pedestal Sink-Mens Bath has 1 Stool and Attractive Pedestal Sink
**13.6 X 14.6 Break Out Area
**Truly Awesome 36 X 48 Sanctuary/Theatre with Desirable Knotty Pine Wainscotting!
**5.5 X 20.6 Elevated Stage (1 ft)
**Large Semi Finished Basement with 3 Class Rooms and 2 Lavatories in Need of Renovation
**Older Gas Forced Air Furnace (Unknown Condition)
**50 Gallon Electric Water Heater
** Breaker Electrical Service (Possibly 200AMP)
**Recently Replaced Roof (Except for Bell Tower)
**Aluminum Guttering & Downspouts
**Off Street Gravel Parking with Break-out Parking on Grass Extra Lot
**Concrete Sidewalks and Public Dusk-Dawn Lighting
**Window A/C Units Stay
**UNBELIEVABLE OPPORTUNITY to PURCHASE at ABSOLUTE AUCTION w/ NO RESERVE
ADDITIONAL LEGAL INFORMATION:
* Legal Description: Original Plat E1/2 Block 13 Lot 8 and W1/2 Block Lot 8
* Tax IDs: 0060017100 and 0060117400
* Square Footage as per Blackford County Assessor- 3,026 Square Feet
Basement Square Footage: 2,302
* Year Built: 1895
* Lot Size: 80 X 160 (Double Lot)
* Annual Tax: $1,351.64
* Exemptions: None
Total Assessment= $ 50,300.
* County: Blackford
* Township: Harrison
Purchase for Pennies on Your Investment Dollar!!!
* City: Montpelier
* State: Indiana
School Corporation: Blackford County School Corporation
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