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Starts: Sat, Feb 23, 2019 10:00AM




  1. Formerly La Center Methodist Church currently owned & operated by Ballard County School District
  2. LOTS: 3 Adjoining lots with a combined dimension of +/- 75’ x +/- 155’ currently owned by Ballard County School District will be offered as a packaged deal separately or combined with building. 

Note: This facility is centrally located in the heart of La Center near restaurants, shopping & more! Numerous upgrades combined with no zoning makes this property very flexible as well as attractive! This property has been routinely maintained with regularly scheduled inspections for the past 12 years! This type of ownership and due diligence makes this a smart choice for your next real estate investment.

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Note: Personal Property & Equipment in photos not selling. Selling real estate only

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 10 A.M.
Where: 158 E. 3rd St., La Center, KY 42056
Auction held on site rain or shine.

Directions: From Downtown La Center travel north on Broadway 0.2 miles turning right on 3rd St. between Regions Bank and Greg’s Market. Continue +/- 325 feet arriving at properties on left.

Real Estate: Consider the stately La Center Methodist Church building & grounds. Complete with security system, CAT6 data cabling & numerous electrical upgrades, this spacious facility boasts +/- 9,305 total sq. ft. under roof & endless possibilities! Breakdown: Main level +/- 5,219 sq. ft. consisting of sanctuary, classrooms, offices & bathroom. Upper level +/- 2,196 sq. ft. consisting of classrooms, offices, bathroom, and storage space. Basement +/- 1,890 sq. ft. consisting of assembly hall/dining area, kitchen, elevator mechanical room, and 2 HVAC mechanical rooms.

Exterior Overview: Traditional brick church architecture featuring: multiple entries/exits, attractive arched doorways w/exterior sconce lanterns on each side, abundant oversized windows w/concrete accent surrounds, decorative brickwork, eye-catching bell tower w/hanging bell & adjacent peak for the cross, dimensional shingled roof, & full gutter system.

Interior Overview:

Main Level
Carpeting & tile over slab floor w/8’ ceilings w/tile, plaster & sheetrock walls, wood-stained trim, baseboards, window & door casings, & crown molding throughout.
3rd St. Sanctuary Entrance:
Foyer: +/- 14’ x +/- 24’ w/+/- 14’ ceilings, 2 elongated windows on both sides of double-door entrance, 6’W staircase w/double handrail leads to sanctuary, sheetrock walls, & wood-stained trim. Sanctuary: +/- 35’ x +/- 57’ w/carpeted flooring over tongue & groove hardwood, +/- 14’ ornate ceilings, floor is sloped for better viewing, large windows w/wide molding, vintage oversized crown molding, tall baseboard trim, Elevated Stage Area: +/- 35’ x +/- 12’, fluorescent & recessed lighting.

Mechanical Room: +/- 13’5” x +/- 14’ w/access to elevator, Network & Phone System Cabling.

Main Level Additional 3rd St. Entrance:
Hardwood 2 ¼” flooring w/ 8’ tiled ceilings, plaster & paneled walls, fluorescent lighting, ornate float glass w/steel frame work, wood-stained trim, baseboards, door & window casings, & crown molding throughout. Electrical upgrades include: numerous receptacles & CAT6 data cabling. Vintage school bell system in place to announce beginning & end of instructional time.
Foyer: +/- 13’5” x +/- 14’5”. Bathroom: +/- 6’6” x +/- 13’2” w/2 stalls & vanity. Classroom/Office #1: +/- 13’2” x +/- 28’8”. Classroom/Office #2: +/- 19’8” x +/- 23’6”. Storage #1: +/- 13’4” x +/- 11’6”. Storage #2: +/- 13’4” x +/- 11’6”. Classroom/Office #3: +/- 13’4” x +/- 24’5”.

Back Entrance:
Foyer: +/- 13’4” x +/- 11’8”

2nd Level/Upstairs
Hardwood 2 ¼” flooring w/ 8’ tiled ceilings, plaster & paneled walls, fluorescent lighting, ornate float glass w/steel frame work, wood-stained trim, baseboards, door & window casings, & crown molding throughout. Electrical upgrades include: numerous receptacles & CAT 6 data connectivity. Vintage school bell system in place to announce beginning & end of instructional time.

Foyer: +/- 9’4” x +/- 14’. Bathroom: +/- 6’6” x +/- 13’4” w/2 stalls & vanity. Classroom #1: +/- 13’4” x +/- 28’4”. Classroom #2: +/- 13’7” x +/- 23’3”. Classroom #3: +/- 18’10” x +/- 11’8”. Office #1: +/- 13’4” x 11’4”. Classroom #4: +/- 13’4” x +/- 21’6”. Office #2: +/- 13’4” x +/- 11’9”. Hallway: +/- 4’9” x +/- 50’. Elevator Foyer: +/- 13’4” x +/- 14’9”.

Basement Level
Finished basement consists of 8’ tiled ceilings, tile flooring on concrete slab, fluorescent lighting, paneled walls, central HVAC, & mechanical room for elevator.

Fellowship/Assembly Hall: +/- 35’ x +/- 54’. Dining Area: +/- 35’ x +/- 42’8”. Kitchen: +/- 11’5” x +/- 19’ w/water filtration system, large food prep areas, abundant counter space, double-bowl stainless sink, Whirlpool refrigerator, Whirlpool electric stoves (2), Whirlpool front load washer, & plenty of upper & lower cabinets for storage. Mechanical Rooms (2): +/- 10’ x +/- 10.

*Excelevator hydraulic elevator from basement to top two floors.

Attic: +/- 15’ x +/- 75’ fully floored

Utilities: 4 Total HVAC Systems: Luxaire upflow furnace for second floor level, Rheem Classice90 Plus upflow furnace for Main Floor level, 2 - Rheem Criterion II gas furnaces for Sanctuary & Basement, A.O. Smith 40-gallon gas water heater, & 4 HVAC compressors located behind the building provide AC to inside air handlers. Also, Commonwealth Natural Gas, La Center water & sewer.

Terms of Auction

Real Estate: 15% good faith deposit due day of sale. Balance due in 45 days. 10% buyer premium added to final bid and included in the total contract price. Showings are by appointment only or between the hours of 8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. on day of auction.

Procedure: Initial procedure determined by auctioneer.

Title: Fee Simple Absolute title delivered.

Deed: Seller will provide a General Warranty Deed.

Purchase Agreement: Successful bidder/s will enter into a purchase agreement contract immediately upon conclusion of the auction.

Possession: Possession given at closing.

Restrictions: Any recorded restrictions (if any) and zoning regulations apply.

Easements: Sale of property is subject to any and all easements of record.

Absence of Warranties & Disclaimers: All information contained herein and all related materials are subject to the Terms and Conditions outlined in the Purchase Agreement. The property is being sold on AS IS, WHERE IS basis, no warranty or representation either expressed or implied concerning the property is made by the seller or the auction company. Each potential bidder is responsible for conducting his or her own inspections, verifications, investigations, inquiries, and due diligence concerning the property. The information contained herein is subject to verification by all parties relying on it. There is no liability for its accuracy. Errors and/or omissions insurance are assumed by the seller or the auction company. Conduct of the auction and increments of bidding are at the discretion of the auctioneer. The sellers and selling agents reserve the right to preclude any person from bidding if there is any question regarding the person’s credentials, fitness, etc. All decisions of the auctioneer are final.

Auctioneer’s Note: Auction held on site, rain or shine. Announcements day of auction will take precedence over any previous marketing, either written or oral. Auction Company or owner is not responsible for accidents.

New Information, Corrections & Changes: Please check for updated information prior to scheduled auction time for changes, corrections, or additions to the herein described property information


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