Asking price for Swan Library: $99,900

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The asking price for a former mansion that served as a community library for a more than a century: less than $100,000.

The “For Sale” sign is in the front yard of the former Swan Library at 4 North Main St. The 8,118-square-foot building is also listed by the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors.

Snell Realtors of Albion was hired by the Swan Library Association to list the building, which has been idle since June 2012 when the community library moved to the new Hoag Library site.

The Library Association has received an undisclosed offer for the building, which is in a commercial district that is included on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Library Association is eager to sell the site, which has been costing about $25,000 annually for utilities, insurance and maintenance.