For the second time in two weeks, a high profile foreclosure auction of a Main Street landmark was cancelled
Last week, it was the Christmas House. Today it was the Miller House. No reason was given for either cancellation.
The Miller House, located at 1110 South Main Street, is owned (was owned?) by Rickey and Shea Leech who, according to the court filing, owe $672,948. Its current assessment is $415,000.
Preservation Racine members who toured the house last week said even that lesser number is far overstated. They shake their heads sadly at the condition of the house, pointing to features that once adorned the interior, but which are no longer present. Such as a carved fireplace mantel and a cast-iron "birdcage" elevator. Gone, they say. Another said a recent appraisal valued the 1899 mansion at barely $100,000, a perfect definition of a fixer-upper.