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Future Mill Creek Condos' Site Up for Auction Wednesday

Barker Mill has reportedly seen manufacturing and music recording.

A 2.2-acre Mill Creek Road property with rich history—and with zoning approval for 33 condominiums—is up for auction through Wednesday, auction company Sheldon Good & Company reports.

Philadelphia-area developer Brian O'Neill owns the Barker Mill site at 1400 Mill Creek Road but is looking to sell it.

From Sheldon Good & Company:

Originally built as a gun factory, 1400 Mill Creek was constructed by David Nippes to produce government-pattern long riles for the War of 1812.

Nippes sold the facility to Edward Barker in 1865. However, in 1870, a fire destroyed most of the building except for the foundation. The structures were rebuilt shortly thereafter.

The property served as commercial space since the 1950s until being purchased by Stonecreek Recording Studios in 1995 and was headquarters to R & B music group Boyz II Men until 2006.

The property is located along a freestone stream and provides immediate access to Rolling Hill Park, a 103-acre community park that includes walking, hiking and equestrian trails.

1400 Mill Creek Road last sold in 2002, for $2.5 million, according to county property records.

Bids are being accepted through 3 p.m. Wednesday at Sheldon Good & Company's Manhattan office 

Do you like the prospect of Barker Mill becoming condominiums? How much would you pay for the property if you were bidding? Tell us in the comments section below.

chris barker February 01, 2013 at 03:40 AM
The Barker family hopes that the Mill will be preserved. Our Father worked at the Mill. -Chris Barker
Doug D February 12, 2013 at 10:37 PM
The Mill Creek Valley is a regional treasure. A incredibly rare oasis of natural open space. A nature center would be nice. Honestly I like the Mill Creek Valley just the way it is and would hate to see the Mill Creek Valley developed into condos. I encourage those nature lovers and recreationalists in our community to discover the amazing trails on both sides of Mill Creek and to appreciate the quiet solitude and relatively unspoiled nature. -Doug D.

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