The Boston Globe’s Andrew Ryan reports on the upcoming auction of the contents of the City’s old printing plant on the corner of North & Richmond Streets:
The sale will include about 200 lots, from a row of oak file cabinets from the 1930s or 1940s to an Art Deco-style grandfather clock made by IBM. The auction will comprise plenty of modern printing equipment, including paper cutters, collators, saddle stitch staplers, and even a massive Heidelberg four-color press.
The sale at 11 a.m. on Feb. 24 will occur in the factory at 174 North St. and simultaneously online at BidSpotter.com. The auctioneers … expect a mix of commercial printers and antiquers. The public is invited.
What is the future of the property? Recently, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association voted to support a move by the North Bennet Street School to the printing building. However, the Boston Finance Commission is encouraging the City to sell the building to a developer. For more, see the posts below.