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The winning bid comes in for the historic Union Building in Charleston

The winning bid comes in for the historic Union Building in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The historic Union Building located along the Kanawha River and Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston has a new owner.

The winning bid came in online Thursday for $950,000 during an auction just outside the historic building. Auctioneer Joe R. Pyle presented the history, design and potential of the building to potential buyers during the auction.

Auctioneer Joe R. Pyle

“This is a landmark building here in Charleston, a very historic building,” said Pyle, owner of Joe R. Pyle Auction and Realty.

The Union Building consists of 13 floors and 50,000 square meters. It is located near Haddad Riverfront Park and has a penthouse, basement and two elevators. The building is uniquely positioned as the last remaining building between the Kanawha River and Kanawha Boulevard.

When constructed, the Union Building was the tallest building in Charleston. Pyle said the view from the top floor is something special and will be a great asset to the new owner.”

We had a great time there with our photography and video,” he said. “It’s a beautiful setup, I mean you can just watch forever.”

Built in 1911, the Union Building is finished on all four sides in a Neoclassical Revival architectural style.

Dozens of people attended the auction both online and in person. The winning bid came from someone online. The person who placed the winning bid has 60 days to officially close on the property.

The name or entity that submitted the winning bid is expected to be released in the coming days.