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City Auctioning Old Equipment from Closed Printing Plant on Corner of North and Richmond Streets

June 30, 2010 was the last day of operations at the City’s printing plant on the corner of Richmond & North Streets. Now, the contents will go up for auction. (Photo: Matt Conti)

June 30, 2010 was the last day of operations at the City’s printing plant on the corner of Richmond & North Streets. Now, the contents will go up for auction. (Photo: Matt Conti)

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.

Read the full article.

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.

Related posts:
North Bennet Street School Receives NEWRA Support for Move to Printing Building

Boston Herald reports City under pressure to sell printing building

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