One of the most historic and significant structures in the City of Centreville is set to be offered for sale at a public auction with liquidated and bankruptcy properties. The Centreville Bank Building has a sign posted in the window indicating it will be sold at auction by the J.P. King Auction Company on November 16 in Birmingham. The property has been listed for sale with an agent for an extended period, has had lookers, but no buyer has emerged to invest in the property and put it to a useful purpose.
According to the records of the Centreville Historic Preservation Commission this building is one of the three surviving fine brick structures from the early part of a pre-twentieth century boom period still standing in the vicinity of the court house. Overlooking the courthouse square, the Bibb County Banking and Trust Company building is a symbol of Centreville‘s prosperity at the turn of the century. Mr. B. C. Wadsworth, the bank’s first president, constructed it in 1899. The lower floor housed the bank as well as other business offices including the U.S. Post Office, while the upper levels originally served as a hotel. The structure is located in the Centreville Historic Preservation District.
Bibb County Tax Assessor records indicate the property is presently owned by BCBB Investments LLC and has a tax appraisal value of $356,700 for the current year. The building was renovated and last used as a corporate office for a health care management operation.