Thursday, September 27, 2007

History On Auction Block Today

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Auction set for McCulloch House

"One of Fort Wayne’s most historic homes is going on the auction block.

The McCulloch House, at 616 W. Superior St., is scheduled to be sold at auction at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 by Kruse International Auction Co. of Auburn.

Built in 1843 by city father Hugh McCulloch, who served as Abraham Lincoln’s comptroller of the currency and secretary of the Treasury, the house – just south of the St. Marys River – is among the oldest in Fort Wayne.

It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and is a Local Historic District, according to Don Orban, historic preservation specialist for the city of Fort Wayne."