Fire-damaged Traxler Mansion sells at auction

DAYTON — A historic Dayton mansion devastated by fire has sold at an auction.

News Center 7 was there for the auction at the Montgomery County Administration building when the historic Traxler Mansion sold for $41,000.

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This was the second time the mansion, which was heavily damaged by a fire in April, went on the auction block. It went unsold in early May.

The mansion on Yale Avenue was built more than 120 years ago.

Fred Holley, President of Dayton View Historic Association, previously told News Center 7 that the fire was a “tragedy” for the association and the neighborhood.

After previously going unsold last month, Holley told us he thought the property would go through four Sheriff’s auctions with anticipated price drops. Instead, the property sold for more than the $38,439 minimum bidding price listed at its second auction.

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News Center 7 spoke to Janay Corbitt, the woman who bought the mansion. She told us that she hadn’t seen the aftermath of the fire in person.

“I haven’t seen the burned down shell in person, but I’ve seen it online, and I’m willing to do whatever I need to do to restore the home, and get it back in the safe living condition,” Corbitt said.

Corbitt has 30 days to make the full payment for the mansion. The deed, like all sold as part of the auction, will be prepared by the attorney and recorded by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office within 14 days of receiving the final payment from the purchasers.