An auction will be held this Saturday, Oct. 24 to sell components of the Alexander Hotel and Alice Theater in preparation for the building’s demolition.
According to a representative of the Alexander Hotel, since the notice of demolition was placed at the Alexander Hotel in June of 2014, there have been many inquiries regarding the interior components of the building.
“I would like to give anyone interested in owning a piece of this property an opportunity to do so before the demolition,” the representative wrote in a notice regarding the auction.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, starting at 10 a.m., someone will be at the Alexander Hotel, located on Leitchfield’s Public Square, to sell components of the hotel and theater piece by piece to the highest bidder.
Components that will be auctioned off include, but are not limited to, the following:
Approximately 50 original doors; two original sets of solid wood, sway double doors; 14 lighting fixtures from the theater and restaurant; ceiling tile; a large office copier; an executive desk; large industrial hot water heater and commercial grade Peerless steam boiler; a 16 ft. stairwell banister connecting the main floor to the upper level; a theater grade sound system; and the front awning.
Anything not sold on Oct. 24 will be sold privately. Anyone with questions regarding the auction is encouraged to call Damon Hornback Auction Co. at 270-242-2551.
A date for when the demolition of the Alexander Hotel and Alice Theater will take place has not been announced.
The building, owned by the heirs to the estate of the late Jim Dinwiddie and built in 1935, was listed for sale for a number of years; however, a notice of demolition was posted last summer after no acceptable offers were made.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.