Train station in Smithsburg to be auctioned
By ANDREW SCHOTZ
Klaus Von Mahr, the owner, defaulted on a $112,000 mortgage with Hagerstown Trust Co., according to attorney Roger Schlossberg, a trustee for the property.
J.G. Cochran Auctioneers and Associates Ltd. of Boonsboro will run the auction from 1 to 3 p.m. on the steps of the Washington County Courthouse.
The building was last used as a railroad station in the late 1950s. Since then, the stone building has housed several businesses, including a dry cleaner, a beauty shop and an insurance agency, said Harold Boyer, owner of Boyer's Book Bank & Emporium.