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Crosby school goes to auction Dec. 2

Nov 06, 2015
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William G. Crosby School is being offered at public auction by Tranzon Auction Properties Dec. 2, the auction company said in a Nov. 6 press release.

The auction will take place at 11 a.m. at the school. The current owner, The National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped, has chosen the auction method to maximize exposure of the property to potential purchasers.

The school was built in 1923 and named after Maine Gov. William G. Crosby, who served from 1853-1854. It is 36,000 square feet, currently configured as a handicapped-accessible campus. The building includes a 400-seat auditorium with comprehensive light and sound system, commercial kitchen and space to accommodate more than 30 overnight guests. The property is equipped with two high-speed elevators. The current owners invested $3.5 million in renovations and building upgrades, according to a press release from the auction company.

The city of Belfast has recently rezoned the building as Residential–1. Future uses for the space could include restaurants, a community center, office space and apartments. The property is only one block from downtown Belfast — an easy walk or quick car ride. Film buffs may recognize Crosby from the 1957 movie “Peyton Place.”

Tranzon Auction Properties, based in Portland, is an independent member of the Tranzon Companies with offices nationwide.  A detailed Property Information Package can be found at the auction firm’s website at

Inquiries may be directed to Jill R. Daviero, Tranzon Auction Properties, by emailing





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