New Harmony receives bids for old school

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The K-12 school closed in 2012 due to declining enrollment and financial problems. The school district was consolidated into the North Posey School District.

Six bids have been made on the former New Harmony School in New Harmony, Indiana.

Thursday, February 7 was the final day the Town of New Harmony was receiving bids for the sale of the property.

Click here to view all the proposals.

Two attorneys based in Evansville submitted bids for two separate clients who were both interested in the full property. 

They bid 125-thousand dollars and $80,000 respectively, however, neither verified their future plans for space.

Another bidder from Mount Vernon made a bid of $79,000 to use the property as a tree farm and mulch business.

The fourth bid was for $85,000.  That bidder wants to operate a furnace and air conditioning service while maintaining the historical aspects of the building.

Another Posey county resident bid $80,500  for the property, but that bidder gave no details on what he wants to do with it.

A church in Carmi, Illinois also submitted a bid. It offered to take over ownership of the school and use it as a community center. that was the lowest bid at $10.000.

The last organization did not place a bid. Instead asked for the process to be delayed 120 days for the building to be assessed.


The new harmony town council will meet February 19th, where bidders will have to disclose their plans.


However the town has not released a timeline on when it might make a decision.

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(This story was originally published on February 8, 2019)

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