When all was said and done, the intense interest in the former Sunny Vee Nursing Home structure at 54 West Lincoln in Delaware ended with a Columbus couple purchasing the local landmark property.
The three story brick building, built circa 1870 as a private residence, later became a OWU fraternity house and a senior citizen residence. It has sat vacant since 2008, with rumors of water running down interior walls and possible animal intrusions.
Analyses performed prior to sale noted the presence of asbestos in the building, which must be abated prior to renovation.
At Tuesday morning’s auction there were 29 registered bidders, highlighting the strong local and regional interest in the house. More…
By 1808Delaware, Delaware County
A key historic resource in Delaware’s traditional Northwest Neighborhood is coming up for sale later this month.
The former Sunny Vee Nursing Home at 54 W. Lincoln Ave. will be part of the Delaware County Auditor’s Forfeited Land Sale on Tuesday, March 15, at 10 AM. The auction will take place in the first-floor lobby of the Hayes Administration Building at 145 N. Union St. in Delaware.
This sprawling, three-story Italianate structure dates from the 1870s when it was built as a private home by Velorus Todd Hills, manager of a wholesale grocery company. It sits across the street from Asbury United Methodist Church and in the midst of a neighborhood populated with large, nineteenth century single-family homes.
In 1915, the building became home to an Ohio Wesleyan University fraternity, as several large residences in Delaware once were before the university built on-campus fraternity houses. From 1963 until 2008, the building served as a nursing home under two different owners. It has been vacant for the last 13 years and has accrued more than $150,000 in unpaid property taxes. More…