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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Elks Building sells for $129,000 in Auction this week

BEDFORD - AUGUST 17, 2023 - The historic Elks building has sold for $129,000 in an Auction sale this week.


The purchaser of the property have not been disclosed at this time.


A total of 137 bids were received when the bidding process ended yesterday.


The property located at 1102 15th Street in Bedford set vacant for several years when the property was sold to the Bedford Urban Enterprise Zone.


In 2015, the building was an Indiana Landmarks Top 15 endangered list and the building was transferred to BUZA to try and save the building, the BUZA also owns the Monon Depot which has fell in disrepair and has become an eyesore to the community.


The membership of the Elks Club declined over the years as well as funding to maintain the building.


Larry Shaver who served many years and roles of the Elks tried to preserve the building.


Other organizations worked in preservation including the Bedford Revitalization Inc, a Lawrence County Foundation Inc. Lawrence County Economic Development, City of Bedford, Bedford Federal Savings Bank, Bedford Chamber of Commerce, and Lawrence County Museum.


At one time former Mayor Shawna Girgis wanted to see about moving the city hall and police department to the location.


The City of Bedford 2011 planning efforts to revitalize the Bedford was committed to keeping the building.


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