Historic stagecoach stop Texan town sold for PS1.5mn on eBay

November 24th, 2007 - 3:33 pm ICT by admin  

London, November 24 (ANI): A historic town in Texas has been sold for about 1.5 million pounds on eBay.

Albert, the town on a 13-acre land, is 70 miles from the Capital Austin.

It includes a house, dance hall, tavern and a schoolhouse, which was reportedly attended by former President Lyndon Johnson in 1920.

Bobby Cave of real estate company Urbanspace Realtors revealed that the project for which he had purchased the property was to finish in 10 years.

However, he somehow finished the project in three-and-a-half year, and decided to sell the property.

“I bought it with the intention of creating a little family camping venue where people could come out and drink and enjoy local live music,” the Telegraph quoted Cave as saying.

Fifty-eight people bid for Albert ever since the town had been put up for sale last month.

The newspaper reports that the towns listing describes it as “known for its towering oaks, wildflowers, German heritage and laid-back attitude. The historic town, once a popular stagecoach stop, is a lot quieter now. Serene, even. No longer the Wild West, Albert is now a popular stop for weekend day-trippers in the middle of Texas’ burgeoning winemaking region.

It further reads: “On the edge of town sits an old stone schoolhouse, attended by a young Lyndon Johnson in 1920. There’s an outdoor patio and beer garden beneath massive 500-year-old oak trees, under which Spanish explorers, early pioneers and Texas Independence fighters once rested.”

Albert, originally named Martinsburg, was owned by Albert and Minnie Luckenbach, descendants of a German family, but was renamed in 1982.

Luckenbach was a respected merchant, and is known for never breaking a peace treaty with the local Comanche native Americans. (ANI)

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