Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ludlow church to be auctioned Saturday

The former St. Boniface Church in Ludlow will be auctioned this Saturday at 10 AM.

Auctions By Maggie (Maggie Beckmeyer, Huff Realty) will be offering the church and school buildings, a four-bedroom single-family home, and a small lot as a package or individually.

Prospective buyers can take a first look at the properties, located at the corner of Adela and Church streets, at 9 AM.

Buyers will be required to close on the property within 30 days.

The church has been vacant for a number of years and has been off and on the market as a commercial property, with negligible interest.

Dedicated in 1893, St. Boniface served the primarily German-speaking Catholics of Ludlow.

On July 7, 1915, a tornado tore through the church, destroying much of the structure but leaving the steeple intact.

Parishioners and members of the surrounding parishes raised $30,000 to rebuild and the church was re-dedicated in 1916.

In 1980, St. Boniface Church merged with the primarily English-speaking St. James Parish and is currently located at 304 Oak Street.

Photo credit: Northern Kentucky Multiple Listing Service