MacMurray College’s real estate property will go to auction in November and a separate online auction is offering nearly 600 items from the college.
College officials had to determine how MacMurray’s real estate property would be handled after it was announced that the college would close in May.
The college’s real estate property has been divided into 17 tracts and will be put to auction by Williams & Williams Real Estate Auctions. Available property includes Annie Merner Chapel, the Franklin Building and the Putnam-Springer Center.
The properties will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily from Oct. 23 to Oct. 30. The auction will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 12 at the college’s Gamble Campus Center and online at auctionnetwork.com.
Cindy Dees, vice president of marketing for Williams & Williams, told the State Journal-Register that the company will market the properties across various digital and social media platforms, but they also will try to identify potential users for the various properties and contact them directly.
A Jacksonville-based auction house is hosting a separate online auction for nearly 600 items from across the college’s departments. Jess Spradlin of Spradlin Auction Center said available items include furniture from the president’s house, campus memorabilia and other collectibles.
That auction will be held on two nights — Oct. 14 and 15. Bidding already is open on Spradlin’s website. The items are available for viewing at Spradlin Auction Center at 905 E. Morton Ave.