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August 2016

Historic inn auctioning off antiques

Lauren Handley

By Lauren Handley | [email protected]

Published 08/24 2016 05:40PM
Updated 08/24 2016 05:40PM

Philipsburg, Centre County, Pa.

Drive down Centre Street in Philipsburg, Centre County, and one of the colonial revival style homes is bound to catch your eye.
One in particular was once the 1873 Rowland Mansion at 126 South Centre Street.  It has been home to the Whispering Sisters Bed and Breakfast since 2003. 
"It wasn't until a couple years back that I found out it was a bed and breakfast, but it looks like one of those huge Victorian houses that's beautiful and you'd always love to go into it," said Breanna Lockett, whose grandparents live in the area. 
The building, with its two story wrap-around verandah and paired columns was home to U.S. House Representative Charles Hedding Rowland.  It is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  The building was put on the market in June 2015 but was never sold.  Now, an online auction is open to sell all of the inn's furniture and knick-knacks.
"I think it's kind of sad because I feel like an apartment building it would still be wonderful to live in to it," Lockett said, "but it's so much more special as a bed and breakfast because it's shared to the whole community."
Take a walk around the porch and you will see orange tags on the items up for auction, like benches, tables, flower pots and statues.  Items on the inside are also being auctioned like an organ, lamps and a silverware set.
The auction, run by Hostetter Auctioneers, will close August 30th. 
The owner said she plans to come up from Florida to help move everything out, starting bright and early on Monday, August 29th.


June 2014


Now Accepting Consignments for the First Annual SHAuctions.com Daniel Reeder, an auctioneer with Sherman Hostetter Auctioneers of Beaver Falls, has been named Reserve Auctioneer Champion for the State of Pennsylvania. Dan competed against 26 auctioneers in Harrisburg during the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association. Dan was judged by a panel of eight judges on his bid calling ability, overall presentation, speech, appearance and salesmanship. In addition to being an auctioneer, Dan is also a licensed realtor and appraiser. He resides in Chippewa with his wife Kylee Hostetter Reeder and their four children.

March 2014

Daniel Reeder and Paige Johnston Attain CAI Status 

Established in 1975, the Certified Auctioneer Institute is the most revered professional designation an Auctioneer can acquire. Commonly referred to as CAI, the program focuses on developing the skills required to operate a successful auction firm and business.

The Certified Auctioneer Institute is an educational program completed over a three-year period (CAI I, CAI II, CAI III). Every March, Auctioneers from across the world visit Indiana University for a week of intensive training. In addition to classroom instruction, CAI students network with fellow Auctioneers and develop lasting friendships and business partnerships.

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  • Understanding legal, financial and accounting principles needed to run an auction firm
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<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:" arial","sans-serif";="" times="" new="" roman""="">Upon completion of the required coursework and receiving their CAI designation, CAI Auctioneers must complete 24 hours of continuing education every three years to maintain their designation.