Video/Updated: Watch the demolition of former Greek Church on North Main Street in Ann Arbor
Ben Freed | AnnArbor.com
This post has been updated with the final sale price of the former Greek Church property.
Demolition was under way early Tuesday morning at the former Greek Church building on North Main Street in Ann Arbor. The property is being auctioned off by the county as part of a larger tax-foreclosure auction of 67 parcels of land.
The property was formerly the home of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which moved several years ago to Scio Township.
The auction closed at about 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. As of 11 a.m., the former church property was listed at $371,000, up from a starting price of $365,051. By 1:30, the price was $400,000 - the price shot up to a closing price of $610,200 in the last half hour of bidding.
County officials said the final bid amount is not yet available - and the information is removed from the website when bidding is closed.
The starting price was calculated to recoup the county’s losses on the property and pay for the demolition.
A blighted house at First and Kingsley was also demolished Monday by the city. Watch the smaller dome of the former church building being demolished by construction equipment: