Former Lafayette Inn Bed and Breakfast for Sale on GovDeals

The Estate Includes Twin Mirrored Mansions and Carriage House with Living Quarters

HARRISBURG, Ill., Aug. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southeastern Illinois College is currently offering the former Lafayette Inn Bed and Breakfast for sale on GovDeals, the leading online marketplace for government agencies and educational institutions to sell real estate and other surplus assets. The property is currently at auction until Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

The former bed and breakfast, located at 202 and 204 W Poplar St., sits on 0.82 acres of land and lies within Harrisburg’s historic district. This Mediterranean-style estate, built in 1921, includes three structures consisting of two mirrored mansions and one carriage house. The property has wrought iron fencing, a private drive, 14 bedrooms and 13.5 bathrooms.

This property is the first real estate auction from Southeastern Illinois College, which has previously utilized the GovDeals platform to sell other surplus items including books, furniture, janitorial, office, and exercise equipment. To maximize the full potential of the estate, it will be sold with its current contents, including all furniture, accessories, dishes, cookware, silverware, glassware, linens, appliances, rugs, and window treatments.

“We are thrilled to host this sale for the college. Located in the gateway to the Shawnee National Forest, it would make a great investment opportunity and would allow guests to enjoy a piece of Harrisburg history,” says Tim Mroz, account manager for GovDeals.

The college is asking all potential buyers to schedule an inspection to view the property and pay a refundable $10,000 deposit prior to placing any bids. To bid on this property or any other assets on GovDeals, interested parties must first create an account and complete the free registration form. New bidder registrations can be completed at

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Angela Jones, GovDeals
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