Strathmore Mill #2 sells at auction

Auction sign on Route 20 for Strathmore Mill #2. (Photo by Amy Porter)

RUSSELL – The town of Russell sold at auction Strathmore Mill #2 at 34 Valley View Ave. in the Woronoco section on Thursday.
According to the auction packet from Sullivan & Sullivan auctioneers, the 233,000 square-foot. mill building on 7.5 acres owned by the town through foreclosure, appraised at $477,000, was being sold “as is,” and the high bidder would not be responsible for back taxes owed to the town of Russell.
Wendy Brunet, Russell’s Collector/Treasurer said only one bidder came to the auction. She said although there was a minimum bid set by the town of $50,000, the property sold for $15,000.
Brunet said the buyer was an individual from Pittsfield, who indicated that he wasn’t sure what he was going to do with the property.

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