July 23, 2024


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No bidders on Anderson house donated to library and Newfields | News

ANDERSON — There have been no bids submitted for the home of Sam Matthews, which was to be auctioned with the proceeds to be divided in between Anderson Community Library and Newfields.

Lawyer John Longnaker was joined by Sarah Later on, director of Anderson’s library, and a representative from Newfields on Monday at the library.

Longnaker claimed no bids have been obtained on the home, which is in the 1300 block of North Push.

He reported the residence will now be detailed for sale with a area actual estate firm.

Presently Matthews’ possessions are being organized for two on-line auctions, with the proceeds heading to the library and the previous Indianapolis Museum of Artwork (Newfields).

Goods staying marketed at auction can be found at HiBid.com.

For many decades, Matthews was a frequent at the Anderson Public Library, looking at the journals and periodicals.

Matthews, 87, passed away in December and had no dwelling relations.

His like for APL and Newfields carried more than to his closing wishes.

Matthews bequeathed the family home he shared with his now-deceased mom and dad to the library and Newfields.

Longnaker earlier claimed Matthews was deaf for most of his lifetime as a result of scarlet fever at an early age.

Longnaker was named power of legal professional for Matthews when he moved from assisted residing again to the residence he experienced shared with his dad and mom.

He explained two appraisals were obtained, and the least worth was established at $185,000.

The residence was produced in 1949 and has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an hooked up two-motor vehicle garage. It has a basement with a fireplace and a new gas furnace mounted in 2021.

“It’s a nice dwelling,” Longnaker claimed. “The exterior has been rebricked.”

Matthews also selected APL and Newfields to similarly share his existence insurance coverage policy and investments, he explained.

Matthews graduated with honors from Anderson Large College, labored as a civilian accountant at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis and for the U.S. Postal Provider.

He traveled thoroughly to watch art in Paris and Chicago, New York and New Orleans.

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