BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Everything inside of Holy Angels Academy, even the building itself, will be sold next Saturday morning at an auction, ending the school's 152-year history in North Buffalo.
Starting at 10 a.m. on August 24, Cash Cunningham will start by selling the Holy Angels Academy building and the five acres it sits on.
Auctioneer Cunningham said,"We sell the property first for a number of reasons, but primarily to give the purchaser of the property the opportunity to bid on those items that they may want to keep. For example, if it's a charter school that buys, they're certainly going to want to keep the lockers; they'll probably want to keep the bleachers in the gymnasium and basketball hoops and so forth."
Cunningham adds everything is sold individually, even the seating in the auditorium unless is it bought with the building.
The total amount the property sells for will go directly to the Grey Nuns for their retirement Fund. All of the proceeds raised from the contents, will go to the Holy Angels Association which operated the school.
The selection of items range from 34 iPads to sporting goods including six basketball hoops, the score board, portable tennis equipment and much more.
Cunningham believes the property could even be transformed into housing. "You're walking distance to the University at Buffalo, it's just steps from Main and Hertel," he said.
Cunngham said the five acres of land could become a number of things in the future. He expects the property will sell for at least $1 million or $2 million.
Doors open next Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
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