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Historic home near Kan. Statehouse up for auction

Published on -6/25/2013, 7:18 AM

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas officials are preparing to auction off a 100-year-old Topeka home built by a prominent attorney and banker.

The Department of Administration scheduled Tuesday's auction after rejecting two bids for the Hiram Price Dillon home in February. The higher two bids was $351,000, from a law firm.

The 12,000-square-foot home near the Statehouse was built in 1913 by Dillon. It's on the National Register of Historic Places and is known for its Italian Renaissance-style architecture.

The state has owned the house since 1998, when a church nearby traded the property for a parking lot. The house has been largely vacant in recent years.

A plan in 2010 to allow the Kansas Arts Commission to raise $4.6 million in private funds for renovations fell through.

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