AUCTION FOR THE PUEBLO ORMAN MANSION ENDS WITH UNACCEPTED BID NOW FOR SALE

Locals were shocked when they saw an auction sign on one of Pueblo’s most iconic buildings this month, but the auction company, but an owner of Auction Boulevard says later said this highest bidder from a local Pueblo resident, fell short.

A live auction and simultaneous online bidding was conducted on June 20, 2019 for this 130-year-old mansion. There was a starting bid of $650,000 and an ending bid of $680,000, not a bad price for a building estimated at $1,203,082, according to Zillow. That is if the deal went through, but it didn’t because the seller thinks it’s worth more.

A live auction and simultaneous online bidding was conducted on June 20, 2019 for this 130-year-old mansion. There was a starting bid of $650,000 and an ending bid of $680,000, not a bad price for a building estimated at $1,203,082, according to Zillow. That is if the deal went through, but it didn’t because the seller thinks it’s worth more. 

This 11,887 SF Hospitality Building, with it’s 1,402 sf Sandstone Carriage House, is now for sale through Auction Boulevard, listed at a price of $990,000. All furnishings in the home, including some original antique furniture, will be sold with the real estate.

The Orman Mansion was the one-time home of early Colorado governors James Orman and Alva Adams is for sale. The 1890 home, located at 102 W. Orman, was designed by prolific Denver architect William Lang, is considered a prime example of the Romanesque Revival style.

James B. Orman constructed the building and owned it during his term as Governor from 1901 to 1903. He lived there from 1891 to 1918., when it was purchased by Alva Adams and his family. Adams served as Colorado’s Governor on three separate occasions. His son, Alva B. Adams, was a United States Senator.

Adams resided in the home from 1918-1922. Adams was also Colorado governor three times 1887-1988, 1897-1899, and for one day March 16, 1905. 

His son Alva B. Adams resided in the house 1918-1941. Alva B. Adams was appointed Colorado senator from 1922-1924 and elected as senator from 1932-1941. 

The house was used as a school administration building for a time then went back on the private market. 

This home last sold for $675,000 in February 2014. 

Photos from the listing agency. 

Story compiled by Jenny Paulson / Pueblo Independent. Main source – https://www.southerncoloradoterritorialdaughters.org/…/hist…

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