March 7th, 2014 | No Comments
07 March 1961
Roger Smith Ownership to Change Hands for Fifth Time
Holyoke – “Going, Going, gone” and the crash of the hammer against the auctioneer’s dias will close another chapter in the history of Holyoke’s leading hotel which was started as a civic project back in 1915 and within the space of 46 years has passed through four different ownerships.
Upset Price $250,000
Thursday afternoon at 2 Roger Smith Hotel will be sold at public auction, the sale to take place in the large ballroom of the hotel. Joseph P. Daly Inc., New York City, nationally known real estate form, will conduct the sale and Stephen A. McDonald, vice-president of the corporation, will be the auctioneer. The upset price for the 134 room building and the nearby parking lot has been set at $250,000, according to the legal notice of the sale, with the stipulation that a certified check of $25,000 or cash in that amount be presented by the winning bidder. Immediate possession of the hostelry is included in the auction notice. Continue Reading →