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Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Kansas Department of Administration has rejected bids from two potential buyers for a historic home west of the Statehouse.
Interim Secretary Mark McGivern said Wednesday the department now plans to sell the Hiram Price Dillon house at a public auction. A date hasn't been set.
The state has owned the 12,000-square-foot house since 1998, when a church nearby traded the property for a parking lot. Dillon was a prominent attorney and built the home in 1913.
McGivern said neither of the offers submitted earlier this month represented a fair market value. A Topeka development firm bid $205,000, and a law firm offered $351,000.
The state has used the home for events. A plan in 2010 to raise $4.6 million in private funds for renovations foundered.