A building that has served as a dental office for generations of Lorainites and the antique truck of a local automotive restoration expert are being offered for sale.
The Mazorow Dental Arts Building, 209 W. 21st St., will be auction at 11 a.m. on May 28.
The auction will take place in the building.
On June 5, bidders can bid for the 1928 Ford Model A delivery truck of Ray Dellefield, owner of Dellefield Auto Body, who has become a sought-after expert in rebuilding antique Fords.
Bark and real estate auctions manages both sales.
At the dentist
The Mazorow Dental Arts Building could become the site of a new business or service.
It is across from the former St. Joseph Community Center and adjacent to Valor Home, the transitional shelter for veterans in need.
It is also just west of the intersection of Broadway and West 21st Street, known as a busy Lorain intersection.
The building is made of concrete block and brick and appears to be in good condition except for the need for roof repairs, according to Barck Auction and Realty.
It will be sold as is.
The interior is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside, said Fred Barck, auctioneer for Barck Auction & Realty.
There hasn’t been a lot of rain in recent days, but there are leaks in the roof that definitely need to be fixed, Barck said.
At the auction, winning bidders must deposit $ 5,000 on that day, with the balance due within 30 days.
It will be open for inspection at 10 a.m. until auction time on May 28.
The Lorain County Auditor’s Office assesses the building and land at $ 40,000.
The building for years was the practice of Dr Henry B. Mazorow, died on February 1, 2019 at the age of 89.
A veteran of the Navy, Mazorow received his doctorate from Ohio State University’s dental school in 1959.
That year he established his practice in Lorain and worked for years as a dentist until his retirement in 2011.
On the road
Dellefield has operated Dellefield Auto Body for 20 years.
“After retiring from the body shop, Ray pursued a second career in agriculture, which he did for another 30 years,” his obituary mentionned. “Farming also gave him time during the winter months to apply his skills as a body repairer and master mechanic to his favorite hobby, restoring antique cars.
“People from across the country have sought his advice and expertise, and his attention to detail has earned him numerous awards, including the prestigious Dearborn Award,” awarded for the rebuilding of vintage Ford cars and trucks.
Dellefield lived in the townships of Vermilion and Brownhelm, serving on the planning commission for that township.
He died on February 3 at the age of 97, a victim of the coronavirus pandemic.
The auction begins at 9:55 a.m. on June 5 at 7199 W. River Road in Vermilion.
The lot includes a number of other farm implements, implements and vehicles including a 1960s Dodge 300 picket flatbed truck, an International 350 utility tractor, older Ford wheel and engine assemblies and parts, a South Bend Model A 9 inch metal lathe, an industrial metal lathe and garden tractor and Cub Cadet 149 trailer.