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501 State Street — The Susong Building

We (BartLongAuctions.com) are going to auction 2 buildings in downtown Bristol on Feb. 11th including this one. We will auction the 501 State Street, Bristol, VA building first at 11:00 and immediately after that auction is completed, we will go across the street and auction 526-530 State Street, Bristol, TN.

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Location!! Location!! This building is located on the most visible corner lot of all downtown Bristol. Very rarely will you have a chance to buy a piece of history in one of the fastest growing downtowns on the east coast. This building has approx. 9600 sq. feet of space on 3 floors with large windows that supply a beautiful view of downtown. Interior walls are beautiful exposed brick, building also offers hardwood flooring and soaring high ceilings. This building is ready for the new owners and their ideas. The possibilities are endless with this property. Drive by and take a look.

The Susong Building occupies the historic N.W. corner of State and Lee streets in downtown Bristol, Va. In 1853 Joseph R. Anderson contracted to sell this lot to John H. Moore of Russell County, Va. The deed for it was issued on July 11, 1854. Upon this lot Mr. Moore erected a frame store building and behind it he built a small frame cottage for his family home. The first crime in Bristol happened on this lot in early 1855 and it was an unusual form of burglary. A local unemployed man bored a hole through the store’s floor and into a barrel of molasses. Mr. Moore did not remain in Bristol very long. He sold his lot to E.H. Seneker, who was a native of the area and a descendant of the pioneer Susong family. He demolished Moore’s old store building and built a much larger structure on the site. For years this area was known as Seneker’s Corner. It was from this corner that the famous swinging bridge was erected to span old Main Street (now State Street). This was so people could cross the street without sinking into mud puddles.

The second story of Seneker’s building was briefly used to hold civilian prisoners of war during the Yankee raid of 1864. Around 1875 Mr. Seneker built a larger store building. It was of brick construction and was used as a large mercantile establishment for several years. On November 15, 1898 J.O. Susong, a cousin of Mr Seneker, finished the construction of the present building on that lot. It was built of cut stone and pressed brick and was considered to be the finest building in downtown Bristol until the First National Bank was erected in 1903. Through the years this building has had various owners and several businesses have been located there. For a long time it was home to the Smith-Blakely Co., the forerunner of the present Blakely-Mitchell Co.

The Susong Building occupies the historic N.W. corner of State and Lee streets in downtown Bristol, Va. In 1853 Joseph R. Anderson contracted to sell this lot to John H. Moore of Russell County, Va. The deed for it was issued on July 11, 1854. Upon this lot Mr. Moore erected a frame store building and behind it he built a small frame cottage for his family home. The first crime in Bristol happened on this lot in early 1855 and it was an unusual form of burglary. A local unemployed man bored a hole through the store’s floor and into a barrel of molasses. Mr. Moore did not remain in Bristol very long. He sold his lot to E.H. Seneker, who was a native of the area and a descendant of the pioneer Susong family. He demolished Moore’s old store building and built a much larger structure on the site. For years this area was known as Seneker’s Corner. It was from this corner that the famous swinging bridge was erected to span old Main Street (now State Street). This was so people could cross the street without sinking into mud puddles. The second story of Seneker’s building was briefly used to hold civilian prisoners of war during the Yankee raid of 1864. Around 1875 Mr. Seneker built a larger store building. It was of brick construction and was used as a large mercantile establishment for several years. On November 15, 1898 J.O. Susong, a cousin of Mr. Seneker, finished the construction of the present building on that lot. It was built of cut stone and pressed brick and was considered to be the finest building in downtown Bristol . Through the years this building has had various owners and several businesses have been located there. For a long time it was home to the Smith-Blakely Co., the forerunner of the present Blakely-Mitchell Co.

DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF BRISTOL HISTORY! ! !

DIRECTIONS: 501 STATE STREET- DOWNTOWN BRISTOL, VIRGINIA REAL ESTATETERMS: PROPERTY SOLD “AS IS-WHERE IS” WITH NO WARRNTIES OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND • 10% BUYERS PREMIUM ADDED TO HIGH BID TO DETERMINE THE FINAL CONTRACT PRICE • 10% DOWN ON DAY OF SALE, BALANCE DUE AT CLOSING * VIEWING: PROPERTY WILL BE OPEN FOR VIEWING 1 HOUR PRIOR TO SALE ON DAY OF AUCTION OR CALL OUR OFFICE FOR AN APPOINTMENT FOR A PRIVATE SHOWING • 501 State St. -Bristol VA Location!! Location!! This building is located on the most visible corner lot of all downtown Bristol. Very rarely will you have a chance to buy a piece of history in one of the fastest growing downtowns on the east coast. This building has approx. 9600 sq. feet of space on 3 floors with large windows that supply a beautiful view of downtown. Interior walls are beautiful exposed brick, building also offers hardwood flooring and soaring high ceilings. This building is ready for the new owners and their ideas. The possibilities are endless with this property. Drive by and take a look. The Susong Building Serving Virginia and Tennessee 1430 Bluff City Hwy. • Bristol, TN 37620 Office: (423) 573-5000 • Fax: (423) 573-5001 VA Lic. #2907 003278 VA Firm # 2908 000732 TN Lic. # 00006163 TN Firm # 00005298 Announcements made day of sale take precedence over all others.