Guitar Mansion, dubbed Confederate Hill in the 1940s, at 2815 Oakland Gravel Road is going up for Absolute Real Estate Auction on October 18, 2010. A viewing day is slated for Sept. 18, 2010.
An absolute auction means whatever the price is when the gavel goes down, that what the house will be sold for. Some auctions have a floor bid, but not this one.
The house has been vacant for some time, but well cared for. Once slated to become a bed and breakfast, the house has a commercial grade kitchen and amazingly has retained much of the historic features.
Built in roughly 1862, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places.
The agent listing the house says she’s had inquires from all over the nation. Let’s hope so. Let’s hope it doesn’t go the way of many of the fine mansions that once lined our streets.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have some of the characteristics of St. Genevieve, a destination for its historic sites? Or St. Charles? Or even Independence, a thriving city which also has a historic flavor to it far beyond its ties to Truman.
Interested in learning more about this landmark home? This auction flier outlines the characteristics of the home.