Historic SH factory on auction block

The S.E. Overton Co. building at the corner of Indiana and Elkenburg streets in South Haven will be up for auction. However, city officials have ordered the building be demolished. If the building is sold, the buyer will have to pay for demolition costs, estimated at $500,000 or more.

SOUTH HAVEN - A company that owns the vacant S.E. Overton building is making a last-ditch effort to sell it before South Haven has it demolished this year.

Biddergy.com in Kalamazoo plans to auction the 107,000 square-foot building Thursday on behalf of the owner, SITTIES LLC., in Grand Rapids.