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Online Auction of Historic Artifacts a Success

A local preservation group has closed out its online auction of historic artifacts and items from historic homes, and they’re calling it a “historic” success. It’s historic because it was the first time Historic Houston has used an online auction to raise money. It ran for a little over a month on their website, and […]

A local preservation group has closed out its online auction of historic artifacts and items from historic homes, and they’re calling it a “historic” success.

It’s historic because it was the first time Historic Houston has used an online auction to raise money. It ran for a little over a month on their website, and it closed out Friday. President Lynn Edmundson says they sold a lot of fixtures from old houses that were donated to the Historic Houston Salvage Warehouse. Things like doors, windows, shutters, door and window hardware and brass fixtures. Sadly, they didn’t sell the one thing they were really hoping to sell. The fully restored 1914 shotgun house didn’t get a bid.

Edmundson says the shotgun house is still for sale, along with everything else that didn’t get an acceptable bid. The auction brought in a little over $18,000, and she says they don’t know if that’s good or bad because it was their first online auction, but they feel good enough about it to say they’ll definitely do it again next year.

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