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1859: Key downtown lots for sale at auction

How fun is this? I just wrote about the Hymn Fest to raise money to repair the 130+ year old organ at Trinity Episcopal Church, and now I find a little golden nugget about the church history.

Note: This cross is painted on the wall inside Trinity Episcopal Church in Hannibal.

Hannibal Daily Messenger

May 13, 1859

Valuable city lots at auction on Monday May 23d.

The building committee of the new Episcopal Church, about to be erected in this City, will offer for sale, the old church lot, situated on the north-east corner of Centre and Fourth Streets. It has been subdivided into six lots, each 23 2/3 feet front on Centre Street, by 65 ½ feet in depth. These Lots will be offered for sale on Monday, May 23d, on the following terms: viz: - One third cash in hand, one third on a credit of twelve months, and the remainder, in eighteen months. Purchasers to give notes bearing ten per cent interest for the deferred payments, secured by a deed of trust on the lots. Sale to commence at 10 o’clock a.m. on the ground.


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