Proposed: Three building auction complex, with hotel on 156 acres South of Indianapolis, to serve the 5- state area of all auction needs.
West view, center elevation of the machinery, and furniture building.
Hotel is not shown in the back ground for clarification.
West, South end elevation extension of the machinery and furniture building.
West, North end elevation extension of the machinery and furniture building.
We are trying to display here in the first 12 segments the overall appearance of the three building complex. The size and square footage of each building will be presented in a comprehensive study towards a desire for such buildings. At present every major metropolitan city has at least 15 auction houses, and when you reach out 150 miles there will be at least 10 in any direction.
Our intent is to consolidate into one large facility a first class auction center with all of the amenities to please a traveler who wants to stay overnight in full comfort of home! This will be the place. We will not try to block out the other auctioneers, but instead encourage then to participate in all of the amenities offered here with their merchandise, and play under our rules. If you are presently an auctioneer and rent a facility for your auction you could put that portion in your pocket. However a certain portion of the proceeds will be collected from your sales. These fees will be negotiable.
In the past we have traveled thousands of miles to attend an auction, and were really disappointed with the facility where the auction took place. Then try to find a hotel after the auction in a strange town is frustrating to say the least. This is what inspired us to come up with this concept of a place to stay, and all of our needs taken care while attending a convention, auction, and seminars.
There are over 2400 small conventions held each year throughout the United States involving 200 people or less without a secured place to go each year for their get together. This type of conventioneers we want to cater to because the large hotel chains do not want to bring in extra help just for a small group of people. Rooms will be clustered in one area of the hotel like on one floor in the areas that they desire for their convention. When we go to a convention we have always been placed in any room that is available at check in with no regard for the convenience of the conventioneers.
One of the recent conventions had rooms with displays from the 4 floor to the 11 floor making it nearly impossible to visit every one in the time you have allowed before another function starts. The hotel has had a contract a year in advance that so many rooms will be needed, and they just disregard the need to cluster the rooms together. The little things that a hotel can do will have a good chance to sponsor another convention. We have secured large conventions in the Los Angeles area, with a large hotel chain a year in advance. However, all of the agreed on terms did not culminate to our satisfaction. The restaurant changed hands. It was nice and clean and all American, now it is a fast food type of thing. The hotel changed management. Now when we arrived the hotel nights increased from 90 room nights to 120 room nights, and that was not in our contract but we did meet the criteria. If we had not met the room nights there would have been a charge of $3000 for the auction and banquet room and it goes on and on.
Scouts that locate valuable merchandise will be compensated for their efforts. Other auctioneers who want to use our facilities will need to abide with our merchandise layout, and the procedures that we follow each day.
The usefulness of the three buildings will be based on a 50 year life span before it will be rendered financially obsolete to continue in its present state. These are just a few of the items that we would like to discus with any one who has a different approach with a positive input.
Drawings are too large to put on a small piece of paper so you will have to imagine putting both ends on the building in their respective places. Each arch contains two hinged 5 x 10 doors for unloading and loading of auction merchandise. Where necessary, roll up doors will be installed to facilitate the ease of operation. The North end of the building will be reserved for tractor trailers. Ramps will accommodate the floor height of the trailer for unloading at each door. Inside the North end of the building there are 14 tracks that will display the merchandise on the carts for each day of the week. These will be reduced to 2 tracks to pass in front of the bleachers, to be displayed with merchandised for auction, machinery on the left track, and house decor on the right track. The roof will be supported by 8 W/F I beams 50 on center each way with 4 purlins 4 on center then covered with sheet metal sheets 2 wide and spot welded in place. This type of roof may be cost prohibitive and we will need to revert back to the design on the hotel with solar panels and fiberglass. One of the features that will be required will be a lot of daylight in the inspection room prior to the auction.
Fiberglass corrugated roof panels will be colored in an opaque tone to allow as much natural light as possible.
The Lords mercy
The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: We have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.
God is the Lord, which hath showed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the alter.
Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: Thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for his good: for his mercy endureth forever.
Psalm 118: 22-29
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