In an 1892 autobiography of Donn Piatt, co-published by his wife Ella Kirby Piatt, Mac-O-Chee, a Logan County, Ohio landmark listed on the Register of Historic Places, is described as “…a paradise…a castle fit for a king…built of native stone and fashioned in the style of a Flemish castles…” Nearly 150 years later the frescoes are faded, deferred maintenance is taking its toll and the current generation of the Piatt family has made the difficult decision to sell this iconic landmark before further damage occurs and to focus their resources on Mac-A-Cheek Castle (the other limestone mansion built by Donn Piatt’s brother, Abram), where they intend to continue their mission of public education by expanding exhibit and program offerings. The next chapter in Mac-O-Chee’s history is going to be written beginning this fall and you could be the author!
Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:30am: Live-Only Auction
Antiques, Collectibles, Misc., & Late Surprises
12:30pm: Real Estate Auction
3 Parcels offered in 2 Tracts & In Combination
3:00pm: Online-Auction End
Featured Antiques, Collectibles, Lighting & More
2223 OH 287, West Liberty, OH 43357
Mac-O-Chee Castle on 4+ Acres
Minimum Bid $150,000
Tract consists of 2 parcels totaling 4+ acres and includes Mac-O-Chee, a Logan County, Ohio landmark listed on the Register of Historic Places. Mac-O-Chee is a 29-Room limestone mansion completed in the late 19th Century for nationally-renowned journalist, Donn Piatt and his second wife, Ella Kirby Piatt.
The last day for tours at Mac-O-Chee is October 6. Piatt Castle Mac-A-Cheek will remain open weekends through October 27 and will re-open for tours mid-April 2020.
2319 OH 287, West Liberty, OH 43357
3BR Farmhouse on 4+ Acres
Minimum Bid $150,000
Tract 2 is a single 4+ acre parcel with a pre-1900, 4-Bedroom farmhouse, a barn and additional outbuilding. The house contains 5 rooms and a bathroom upstairs, a half-bath downstairs, kitchen with adjoining pantry-laundry room. An early 20th century milk house is attached to the kitchen.