Historic Lebanon residence up for auction
A historic residence in Lebanon will hit the auction block on Nov. 16, according to the company marketing the property.
The property dates to 1825, when construction was started with large handmade bricks from the original 1790s locks of the Schuylkill and Susquehanna Canal Co., which was later the Union Canal.
The building was used as the resident engineer’s home and the main office of the company. William Lehman called the property home until 1845 before turning it over to his son.
The 3,800-square-foot property, which has five bedrooms, has been used for residential and commercial purposes. It also has been divided into several apartments in the past.
“There are a lot of options to consider if you want to be the next owner,” said Chris Burhans, one of the owners, who has used the property as an office for a real estate business.
The current owners have called it home since 2004.
The property is assessed at $232,300, according to the county assessment office.
“The auction method gives us a firm date for the sale, without the hassle and the expense of dragging out the process,” Burhans said.
The auction will begin at 11 a.m. Nov. 16. An open house will be held 1-3 p.m. Nov. 3.