CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Clarksburg officials have a buyer for a log cabin they once eyed as a tourist attraction, but have lately viewed as an albatross around their neck.
Friday was the last day to bid for the Civil War-era cabin on govdeals.com, and the highest offer was $17,500, said Molly Nations, director of marketing for the online auction site for government agencies.
The total amount comes to $18,375 with the buyer’s premium of 5 percent included, Nations said.
“There were 31 bids and seven people participating,” Nations said. “To have seven bids is fantastic. This is not an easy sale because it’s a cabin that has to be moved.
“To find out there are seven people out there that were interested and willing to move it says a lot of how far our reach is,” she added. “Our audience is virtually worldwide.”
That said, the highest bid came from West Virginia, Nations said.
Clarksburg City Manager Martin Howe said plans for the cabin will be announced soon.
“I think in the very near future, once we are at liberty to announce who the highest bidder was, the future plans for the cabin will be known,” Howe said.
“But from preliminary conversations, the cabin will be utilized and preserved for the future…