An auction date has been set for the contents of the Pleasant View Rest Home in Winamac. The county home was recently closed due to the Pulaski County Council’s decision to no longer fund the operations at the facility.
Pulaski County Commissioner Terry Young announced Monday night that the auction is Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. ET at the facility located on 60 S. in Winamac. Several items will be featured including chairs, beds, mattresses, kitchen items and antiques. Jeremiah Kopka from Kopka Auctions is conducting the sale.
Appraisals for the building for potential sale are being gathered, although securing an appraiser has not been successful. If a property sale is negotiated, Pulaski County Community Development Commission (CDC) Executive Director Nathan Origer suggested splitting the parcels. A portion of the land that makes up the county home property is owned by the CDC as part of the industrial park property. The commissioners said that shouldn’t be a problem.
The commissioners will be advertising the sale of the building in the Indiana Preservationist publication.
The facility was recently listed as a historic structure on the National Register of Historic Places.