Bashor (Henry) Mill Auction
MAY 14, 2016 10:30AM
DENNY MILL ROAD JOHNSON CITY, TN 37601
AUCTION CONDUCTED FOR: Dr. Donald Tarr
Situated on 4.70 +/- Acres is The Bashor (Henry) Mill also known as the Knob Creek Roller gristmill located in Johnson City at Denny Mill Rd & Oakland Ave. The Knob Creek Roller gristmill built about 1840 is still standing today & served Washington County until 1951.
This is one of the few mills that never converted to mechanical power. It used the water-power overshot wooden wheel until it ceased operation in 1951. Back in the day, these gristmill or corn mills were the mainstay for the local farmers. They would grow their grain and transport it to these mills where it would be ground and they would receive back ground meal or flour minus a percentage called the “miller’s toll”. Early mills were almost always built and supported by farming communities, and the miller received the “miller’s toll” in lieu of wages.
Most towns & villages had their own mill so that local farmers could easily transport their grain there to be milled. These communities were dependent on their local mills as bread was a staple part of the diet. The Basho Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places & is our own treasure here in Johnson City that is now being offered for sale.
COME OWN A PART OF HISTORY WITH THIS VERY PRESTIGIOUS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY!
This property has been subdivided into 2 TRACTS. TRACT #1 (with the MILL) is 1.0 +/- ACRES and TRACT #2 is 3.7 +/- ACRES. It is zoned B4.
Directions: I26 W (towards Kingsport), take Exit 19 (left at bottom of ramp) onto State of Franklin Road, right at red light onto W Oakland Avenue, Denny Mill Road is on the left past Café Pacific Restaurant.
Terms: 10% down day of sale (Cash or Good Check) on Real Estate, close in 45 days or less, sale is not contingent on the ability to obtain financing. 10% Buyers Premium Will Apply.
PROPERTY IS SOLD AS IS.
Announcements made day of sale take precedence over all others
Contact Joe Wilson (423)444-5678
FIRM #5932 AUCTIONEER #1677
OR Marty Johnson (423)791-3696
FIRM #5932 AUCTIONEER #6806